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completing the mixed media figurative piece with the Butterfly

Completing the mixed media figurative piece with the Butterfly.   This is where I was last at my post on this piece:

Her body is quite well developed leaving her feet and hand.  As I examine the piece I view it as a very narrow horizontal.   Next I will spend the time working on the feet and shadows with pencil and paint.
I finally decide to expand the negative space with color.  Typically I would have expanded that area above and below the figure with similar coloration to what was already there.  But I focused on the almost central cool blue gray spot under her buttocks, and that was my trigger.  I decided to go with that hue but a bit deeper to envelop her. 

Very happy with my choice because I felt like I almost cleaned a window of paint to peer through at the figure.  I loved the swiped feel that contains the figure.  I added a fine line of the same color echoing the drape which she is lying on, and pulling from her tucked foot.

Compare these two photos and see how much that colo…

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