Sunday, March 31, 2013

Glue It: #2 Photo Inspired Butterfly


Here you see my collage with an acrylic paint background 

in an old hardback book 

using this photograph of a Kamehameha butterfly as inspiration

for Museum of Simple Things, an online art journal course:









The Kamehameha  is a beautifully colored native Hawaiian butterfly.


The objective of Museum of Simple Things art e-course 

is just to create a quick visual  impression of the 

shapes and colors,

 not to create an exact duplicate of the photo that inspires me.   

Here I painted and glued on pages in old hardback book 

that were adhered together with white gesso then thoroughly dried.


I began the composition with the intention of painting the butterfly as inspired by the photograph 

which I found in 

 a recent AAA magazine.  

But I get my kicks from collage not paint so

got out my collection of cool magazine

 pages and when to town.  

Most of the shapes are scraps that I glued down in a symmetrical manner.


~Cheryl Gee rarely paints but instead prefers cutting paper and reassembling it for her art.  The Museum of Simple Things was a course in which she had to work outside her comfort zone by painting in an old hardback book from photos.   

~This post will be shared at Mary Walker Designs' Show Me What You've Got Wednesdays and Artysville's Glue It Tuesdays

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