Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Borboleta #7 - Drawing and initial washes

It has been a while since I posted, life has a way of putting other events in one's path. One of those events was the opening membership reception of my exhibition, "The Passion of Kitty Harvill" at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN, my hometown. My goddaughter Jane Ross accompanied me on the trip from Little Rock to Clarksville, and we had a great time together. Here she is documenting the exhibit. She also took some great photos of the ducks and geese at Dunbar Cave - of course we had to have a nature excursion !

Now on to the Butterfly, #7 in the series. Actually, I think it may be a moth, I'll need to check the identification, as always, with my specialist in Brazil. I had begun the drawing before our trip, but only completed it tonight and began the initial washes of dark green to give depth to the lighter, and brighter leaves that will be in the foreground.

As we have a long weekend ahead, I hope to make quite a bit of progress, and hopefully complete this painting before I leave on Monday to return to Clarksville and the museum where I'll be giving a presentation about my work, both paintings and book illustrations, as well as the conservation issues I'm involved with in Brazil. If you are in the Clarksville area, please join us Tuesday, November 27, 7- 8:30 pm, with a book signing following the presentation.

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