Acrylic, Paper Collage, Pen, Ink, Varnish on Canvas.
The upward burst of butterflies embodies energy, vitality, positivity, and joy. The butterflies are set to a background of Prussian blue, in a soft gradient from dark to pale. 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.
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.
Deep edge canvas with painted sides, in a wooden tray/floater frame, finished in Littlefair's non-toxic water based stain in English Oak. Ready to hang.
Please be aware that this canvas has a high gloss finish which cannot be easily portrayed via photography, and some surface texture/relief as a result of the layered collage material.
Framed dimensions: 31.8 x 41.8 x 2 inches
Unframed dimensions: 30 x 40 x 1.5 inches
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