Butterfly In Shades Of Grey!
Welcome to day 1 of the 'Butterfly Guy' painting diary.
I'd already sketched in an image of the fella in raw umber, and noticed that his pose looked like the shape of a butterfly, as if he was there as part of a collection (yes, this is the way my mind works). So i'm thinking if he was pride of place then perhaps he should be joined by a whole host of other wee butterflies - but are they actually part of the collection, or are they there to try and save or release him back to the wild.
I've been deliberating over a colour scheme for this piece - do I leave the guy tonally grey, or do I glaze him in colour and leave the butterflies in shades of grey.
That's the exciting part of starting a painting - you don't have to have a clear ending in sight, you can treat the piece as organic and just see where it takes you!
Hope you're having a creative day and i'll see ye tomorra!
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The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.