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AprilJoy
06-20-2013, 09:01 AM
Hello All!
It's finally the 20th & I can post some of my recent work under the banner of "contemporary (http://http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/contemporary?s=t)" even though the first one looks a bit classic - I promise it was painted just weeks ago.

You can crit for educational purposes (but I doubt I'll be changing anything)

Audra's Garden

16x20 acrylic on canvas board
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2013/1016672-june_18_pear__Audra_015.JPG

8x10 acrylic/mixed on canvas (real butterfly wings, clay, wire)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2013/1016672-june_14_abstracts__butterfly_003.JPG

Thanks for looking! :wave:

alangraham
06-20-2013, 11:18 AM
Audras garden is beautiful. I checked out your website as well :)

AprilJoy
06-20-2013, 11:30 AM
Thanks, Cory.
I've peeked at yours, too - but that's why we post them :D
Having only "begun" this past January (to pursue art), I'm surprising myself often, but WC has been absolutely monumental in helping my art grow.
Seeing all the many different styles & techniques is truely inspirational.
So glad to have this resource :thumbsup:

birdhs
06-20-2013, 11:38 AM
Don't forget that you are now part of that resource..

thanx for sharing this bit of contemporary art with us

greggo

lobsterpot
06-20-2013, 01:04 PM
Little girl and butterflies--how can you argue with that? The Monarchs are cute but the black one looks fake--what is it?

AprilJoy
06-20-2013, 02:57 PM
Little girl and butterflies--how can you argue with that? The Monarchs are cute but the black one looks fake--what is it?

What?? :lol: Anthony- I even wrote the "secret ingredients"- are you messing with me, Claws? You didn't see the segmentation in the wings? Hmmm...
IRL you can tell. But I'm still not sure if you're messing with me :evil: :lol:

Greg, thank you for the kind words. That's true, I'm a little cog in the big wheel :)

andrewss
06-20-2013, 04:17 PM
well executed stuff here! good job ;)

jimwhalen
06-20-2013, 04:32 PM
Nice work, April. I just visited your blog and I'm amazed that you've only been doing this with intent since January!!! Keep it up.

What is it about the black butterfly, I don't see what you say is there in the wings. Can you post a larger image?

ShaunGa
06-20-2013, 05:33 PM
These are so happy, I love them

Shaun

AprilJoy
06-20-2013, 09:15 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2013/1016672-june_14_abstracts__butterfly_008.JPG

I actually did take some close-ups & crops of this one, Jim :)

Thank you , Shawn- that's so nice to hear!

abstractca
06-20-2013, 09:56 PM
Very whimisical. Beautiful colors!!

lobsterpot
06-21-2013, 05:18 AM
I don't regularly read what people write about their pieces--(a pic is worth 1000 words) so I didn't know that you made the butterflies--though it's obvious in the closeup where the broken wings, antenna, paint are obvious.

AprilJoy
06-21-2013, 06:52 AM
Knowing what it is makes it easier to see the detailing, too.

I found the wings on the grass after landscapers had been through.

A few folks find it "yicky"- to each his own :lol:

NateWhitt
06-21-2013, 03:59 PM
Beautiful! The color pallet is just right. I love how the flowers came out, you nailed it!

AprilJoy
06-21-2013, 08:55 PM
Thank you, Nate.

jocko500
06-24-2013, 08:38 PM
did a good job on this

AprilJoy
06-25-2013, 10:53 AM
Thanks, Jocko!
I really like both of them and had nearly considered keeping the smaller of the two. Then it sold Sunday at a show. :lol:
No complaints, I enjoyed it while it was part of my "outgoing collection".

davefriend
06-25-2013, 11:01 AM
Thanks, Jocko!
I really like both of them and had nearly considered keeping the smaller of the two. Then it sold Sunday at a show. :lol:
No complaints, I enjoyed it while it was part of my "outgoing collection".Congratulations April, not much better confirmation of the value of a piece of art than that! :clap:

AprilJoy
06-25-2013, 11:29 AM
Thank you, Dave :D
My first shows went well, I'm completely hooked now! haha

Katie Black
06-25-2013, 12:01 PM
Loving the first one!...congrats on the sale :clap:

jimwhalen
06-25-2013, 01:52 PM
Congrats on the sale April!