Before I discuss my newest piece, I should report on the artist's reception I mentioned in my last entry. The event didn't get into the local newspaper like the store owner expected. So the turnout was less than stellar - maybe 4-5 people. I did get into some interesting conversations with a couple of folks - disappointing overall however.
This newest art is a watercolor. I painted it large and specifically so I could try a new method of display. Some time ago I saw a demo on how to stretch watercolor paper onto stretcher bars (the kind used for canvasses). I wanted to try it - and lets face it - it would be a lot less expensive than matting and framing with glass.
The transparent parts of the wings and the light brush-strokes along the edges of the wings is water-based iridescent paint.