17th November 2023 Beena
Hello guys. I hope all are doing well. I painted this Common Buckeye Butterfly after I saw a photo on Pradipbaiju’s Instagram page. I was attracted by the shadow cast on the leaf by the wings of this gorgeous-looking butterfly.
I painted this with watercolour. I bought the paints in Trivandrum from an innocuous-looking art shop. The pigment in this watercolour is rather intense, which makes the painting look vibrant. I used table salt to create that background effect. This time, the result turned out well.
However, many of my friends thought I painted a moth😨😨 sitting on a yellow fruit. One even thought it was a goldfish 🤔😭. It is a Common Buckeye Butterfly. Baiju is an avid photographer who has posted breathtaking photos on his Instagram page.
I want your thoughts on why I am fascinated by shadows. I love watching shadows as light casts various shapes and intensities of shadows. The cast shadows change on the same object depending on the angle or clouds. Often, I tend to paint vague shadows. It is my first attempt to paint a well-defined shadow💃🏽💃🏽. I hope to read your comments on my obsession🤣🤣🤣. Check out Pradip’s Instagram page pradipbaiju_photography.