I still haven’t moved over to the new palette as I’m trying to use up all the paint in the old one (amazing how long it lasts). I’m left with a lot of orange, red and pthalo blue so colorful butterflies came to mind.
It was good fun to use some bright colors for a change and he came out fairly loose. Pretty happy I think.
I did a quick sketch in the small 5×7 sketchbook :
This actually came out cleaner which is often the way. Easier on a smaller scale though.
For completeness here is it part way through when the initial orange washes went on :
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What size is this ?
It’s 11"x14" unmatted and 16"x20" with a mat. I’ve always liked the looseness of this one.