Acrylic, Paper Collage, Pen, Ink, Varnish on Canvas.
The upward swirl of butterflies embodies energy, vitality, positivity, and joy. The butterflies are set to a background of burnt sienna, turquoise and yellow ochre. Lily aims for her colour palettes to be strong and vibrant without being garish.
Lily has developed a unique way of working, using her own paintings as collage material on a canvas. Butterflies are meticulously painted, reproduced, and cut, ready to use on a canvas. The background is painted with acrylics. The use of collage allows the freedom to play with the composition in a way which would otherwise be impossible, allowing quick changes until a design is settled upon. When the butterflies are fixed in place, washes of ink have been applied. Finally, a glossy varnish enhances colour, adds protection, and offers an opulent shine.
Please be aware that this canvas has a high gloss finish, and some surface texture/relief as a result of the layered collage material.
Nature is common to all of Lily's work, however she would never claim to offer gritty realism. Lily describes it more like focusing on an aspect of its beauty and running with it, seeing where it can be taken. Simplicity is key, which to Lily means creating something which people can hopefully take some pleasure and enjoyment from.
The canvas is stretched on a deep edge wooden frame with painted sides. Included is a made to measure box/tray frame, which is easy to remove if preferred. The frame is finished with Littlefair's water based non-toxic water stain in 'English Oak'. Ready to hang.
Framed dimensions: 31.8 x 41.8 x 2 inches
Unframed dimensions: 30 x 40 x 1.5 inches
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