Colorful dripping lines of paint in this original painting of butterflies. Painted on a gallery canvas measuring 24 x 36 x 1.5 inches. This painting combines the traditional techniques of my playful representational drawings and paintings of animals and stuffed animals along with my meditative intuitive abstract paintings.
On Butterflies and Transformation
The butterfly is a universal symbol of springtime change and evolution. The butterflies in my painting are emerging from their multicoloured, watery environment. Painted in the style of my abstract colour series, brushstrokes are slowly built up using thin translucent layers of acrylic paint on canvas. This slow, meditative painting process relates to transformation and is a colourful, playful portrayal of the butterfly.
The butterflies are carefully painted with an overlay of drippy, watery fluid paints in beautiful multicolors. This textured multicolored painting has many shades of bright yellow, turquoise, red, orange, purple, blue, green, and white. Lines of paint and layers of brushstrokes were slowly built up over time make for a textured, complex artwork surface.
This colorful original painting with butterflies ships worldwide directly from my Toronto art studio.
Please note that the original painting is signed on the back. The "Rachael Grad" writing on the art is only for web and art print purposes.