More New Work
Moritake Butterfly II (top). I did a version of this on an off-white background (bottom) a few months ago that I just was not happy with. I loved the leaves, I just did not love the off-white background. Several folks told me they really liked the original Moritake Butterfly, which made me want to do it again, only more to my own liking. I am working on wood panel, and a golden glaze of acrylic over the wood, with some metallic glaze layers worked in, is my favorite way to let the wood grain show through, and create a warm and inviting background
By the way, for those of you who are curious...Moritake was a Japanese Haiku master. The poem that this Paper Painting was inspired by goes like this:
The falling flower
I saw drift back to the branch
Was a butterfly.