Butterfly Quote #2

6"w X 9"h unmatted size
11"w X 14"h matted


I used Arches Text Wove paper and wet on wet watercolors in yellows and golds. The butterfly is a cut out piece of blotter paper that absorbed the wet watercolor giving a negative image. The lettering is a pointed brush style in a cinnamon tone and then slightly shadowed in black. The word "Butterfly" is more decoratively painted in various colors in a two toned effect. I printed the words of the quote along the edge of the butterfly's negative image to allow it to stand out more.

I'd be a butterfly born in a bower, where roses, lilies and violets meet.

by Thomas Haynes Bayly