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Thing A Week #4

In April, I made a 5×7 set of three Season Fairies to go with my 11×14 Winter Fairies painting I made one late night in December. I was anxiously awaiting the warm weather, and it’s finally come! Well, it’s been here a while, but I went swimming yesterday, so now it’s officially summer. To commemorate this, I decided to make my Summer Fairy  painting the special for this week.

Pink Thicket

Yesterday I made a really cool watercolor painting, that inspired me to create a similar painting with acrylic on an 8×10 canvas. Again it’s relatively simplistic, although, I had a broader color palette this time and did an undercoat of pink before applying the blue to make an interesting periwinkle sky. The fairy’s dress is just a faded shade of the colors of the plants surrounding her – I used black to outline it all because I like how it stands out. I wanted to try something different though, so I added  white dots at the end across the painting to give it a different, more grunge like feel, as opposed to the smooth swirly feel in the watercolor.

I really love how both paintings turned out in their similarities and differences. I might try and do some more of these in watercolor, as I learned that I actually prefer it when I’m doing something like this. I think it’s because of how much I need the paint to flow…