Saturday, April 9, 2011

My butterfly commission finally finished! :0) Paint Party Friday :0)

Here is my butterfly commission all finished. I think they look so pretty all lined up together. I'm really happy with how it turned out as it's my first commissioned piece where I have used oils. The green butterfly (colour requested from client) was a bit of a challenge as I wanted to make sure the butterfly stood out, so I added more blossoms in the background. I reached a point where I wasn't sure if it was finished or not but didn't really think I should add anymore. I think I had just stared at it for far too long. Do you ever feel like that?





28 comments:

Julia Christie said...

Ohhhhh they all turned out sooooo well!!! You should be so proud of this trio nicola!
I'm so jealous of your client! Can you offer prints of these three?
They would make great cards!
So glad you shared!
Smiles
Xo

Gloria said...

I love your butterflys. Just great work! Thanks for sharing.

Heather B. said...

Lovely butterflies! I try to step back from my work frequently, it seems to help. I agree with Julie, they would make wonderful prints!

Christine said...

they look so nice all lined up together! good idea to use the blossoms to make them pop.

toadinaboat.com said...

These are so pretty. They really look great together!

Magic Love Crow said...

Nicola!! Amazing! Great job! And, yes, I have done that several times, when you just keep looking at a pianting, wondering, should I do anymore with it! LOL! Take Care ;o)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I just love this butterfly series. I think the green one looks terrific and does pop. Great job Nicola!

Jennifer Pride said...

Ooooooh, they came out soooo well. They're beautiful Nicola.

lisa fulmer said...

sweet!

Diane said...

These butterflies are awesome!!!
And yes, I overthink entirely way too much on my pieces--these are perfect!!

Pointy Pix said...

These are lovely! I know exactly what you mean - when doing oils it is easy to spend too much time going over and over. I've found that taking a photo at the end of each session helps to see it with fresh eyes and I can spot things in the photo (like if the angle of something is wrong) that I couldn't see from staring at the picture itself. You don't need to worry about these however as they are beautiful and clearly perfectly finished!

Deanna said...

These are beautiful! I love butterflies in any shape and color. I'm sure you client is going to love them! I think the green stands out nicely against the flowers. Great job!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

They turned out even more beautifully than I'd imagined- your client is going tobe SO happy with these!

Leah said...

They're simply gorgeous Nicola, amazing colours just beautiful.

Marlene said...

Each of them is beautiful but together they look amazing.

ileana said...

Individually and together...they look beautiful! I love how each butterfly comes alive in each painting!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

yay...such gorgeousness..i love the blue backdrop to them all..creates such a stunning look..wonderful work..Gorgeous Nicola!!

Pam Tucker said...

Oh, they turned out beautifully! Your client is going to be ecstatic! LOVELY job! :)

Kelly Berkey said...

they are all so beautiful, nic!! she is going to love having those happy butterflies to cheer her home up everyday!!
so glad you are loving your oils. i just bought another batch and will spend the next few days painting away in my studio.

hugs to you!

La Abela said...

Those butterflies are beautiful, and has worked pretty well. Greetings

Tammie said...

oh they are beautiful
and so spring like.

Netty said...

Your client will love the butterflies, they are all beautiful. Enjoy the weekend, Annette

Annabelle said...

These are all very lovely.A perfect collection.

Annabelle ~^..^~

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Very lovely! They look fantastic together. I love the wings on the green one, the way the lines came out. Nice work!

Kathy said...

These turned out just gorgeous.. love the green one.. yup it is sometimes hard to see after awhile.. I'm sure your client will adore them...
xx

Lynn Stevens said...

such happy paintings, no doubt your client will Love them all
Hugs Lynn

Kristin Dudish said...

They look wonderful together - adding all of those beautiful blooms to the background really did make the green one pop... Fantastic!

I've really enjoyed watching the progress of this series :)

xo
Kristin

Anne said...

These are so beautiful!

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