The Circle of Life
I can finally share this piece! I think it's become one of my favorites. This was a commission piece for my husband's sweet Aunt. She loves butterflies and she had seen another piece that I had completed last year and asked if I would create something along the same lines for her. Although this didn't turn out to be an exact replica of the piece I created before, I love this one even more. It is lighter and more luminescent than the other was. I added 5 butterflies representing her "original family". Now, the family has evolved and transformed, with the blessing of grandchildren and spouses. I feel like this painting symbolizes the evolution of life...how it can change and become even more beautiful than we ever dreamed possible.
I used a vintage handkerchief for the background. I also added some spackling paste for texture and depth.
I added various paints and inks. Finally, I finished it off with a layer of encaustic wax to give it that dreamy effect.
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