A vibrant watercolour painting overlaid with an energetic drawing in charcoal of a young Comma butterfly, delicate, striking and positive, the energy of the marks made by the charcoal adds a liveliness to the potential of the sunning butterfly. Spring in the UK has been cool in temperature this 2021, so the positivity felt when the butterflies emerge starts to uplift the spirits as nature wakes up and opens our eyes to it’s wonder. It becomes a moment for slowing down, noticing nature’s details and appreciating the beauty around us. This latest series of Charcoal based Artworks celebrates the beauty amongst our local Wildlife and introduces their energy through the materials used to describe them. I found that the beauty of nature became amplified through the past year of lockdowns and restrictions because the noise of the world, both audible and visual, was diminished, and this inspired me to create this new series which I hope you will love. About the Artwork: Original and expressive Charcoal drawing applied to a watercolour painting using sketchy and confident marks and smudges revealing the energy, emotion and processes in the making of it. An eraser and blender also becomes a drawing tool allowing me to shape, highlight and blend and watercolour adds a touch of colour. Painting is approx 24cm x 30cm on 300gsm textured watercolour paper and will be sent to you packaged in a cardboard box with a certificate of authenticity making it suitable as a gift.
Comma Butterfly, charcoal and Watercolour painting on paper - 240mm x 300mm