Wednesday, June 24, 2020
I recently completed a second painting of butterflies based on the same childhood memory as the first painting; the visit of a throng of butterflies of all kinds to the backyard of the small rental house on Fondren Street in Dallas around 1962.
This painting is in acrylic, painted on 3 canvas panels, each one 18 inches by 14 inches. Technically it's a triptych, but I really had Japanese painted screens in mind.
I painted this on my kitchen table.
I looked to a number of artists for guidance and inspiration for this painting, but especially to an 18th century Japanese painter Maruyama Okyo.
Posted by Counterlight at Wednesday, June 24, 2020