Acrylic, Paper Collage, Ink, Pen, Varnish on Canvas.
The upward swirl of butterflies embodies energy, vitality, positivity, and joy. The butterflies are set to a background of burnt umber, crimson and gold, overlaid with washes of inks. The colours are warm and vibrant.
This is a round canvas, diameter 31.5".
Lily has developed a unique way of working, using her own paintings as collage material. The 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 butterfly collage is fixed in place, washes of ink have been applied. Finally, a glossy varnish enhances colour, adds protection, and offers an opulent shine.
Please note that this canvas has a glossy 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 frame with painted sides, no framing necessary. Ready to hang.
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