Ladybird on Leaf painting by © Karin  Taylor

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I painted this ladybird on a leaf this morning, from a photo I’d taken of her in my own backyard a while ago. Thank you for looking! To see more of my art, paintings, prints, tshirts, stickers, etc please visit my gallery here

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarland9 months ago

    An afid eating varmit. Farmers love them. I think they are cool too!!

  • lol, thank you so much John, yes indeed, they just love their aphids! I think they are the sweetest of insects! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghan9 months ago

    what a lovely close up of a ladybird Karin…love the shiny blue highlights

  • aw thank you so much Linda, I thought it would be fun to try and paint one after all the photos I’ve been taking! It was an interesting and fun process too, you don’t realise that the highlights are blue and pink until you begin painting, it’s rather fascinating! ;) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Donuts
    Donuts9 months ago

    This is gorgeous Karin!

  • Thank you so much Donuts! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • CreativeEm
    CreativeEm9 months ago

    Gosh Karin, I never would have known this was a painting! This one truly showcases your talents x

  • Thank you so much Em! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • walstraasart
    walstraasart9 months ago

    Very lovely work with wonderful colors

  • Thank you so much Thea! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapman9 months ago

    Magnificent Karin, couldn’t tell that it was a painting of one atop a photo, it all looks one and the same and blends together just perfectly.

  • Thanks very much Stuart! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

    JUSTART9 months ago

    nice work

  • Thanks very much Syl :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouille9 months ago

    I saw the photo on Facebook and I’m awed at how you reproduced it as a painting!

  • Thank you so much Josette, I painted this with a stylus pen using the rubber tipped end, directly onto the glass screen of my iPad using the Procreate app/software. It’s a wonderful program that allows you to manually blend your paints/colours, I love that aspect so much. It’s a really enjoyable process as I don’t often work in a realist style, it’s really wonderful to realise that I can represent a photo I took, by painting it as closely as I can to the original photo. I don’t think I could do as good a job, without using my pen and Procreate though, it would be more difficult for me with actual paints and a brush on canvas I’d say. I love that I have the option to erase my mistakes and to work in layers, so the underlying paint remains untouched, and you don’t wreck anything beneath the top layer. It does make it easier in that way. I also find that turning the photo upside down, really helps when painting it, to try and lose the idea that it’s actually an insect, this sort of tricks my mind into just seeing shapes and colours, it really works :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghan8 months ago

    did not realise it was a painting Karin…is there any digital work here…it is lovely…x

  • Thank you very much Linda, yes, I painted it digitally in Procreate, using layer on layer, I use a (stylus) pen with a rubber tip, to draw and paint directly onto the glass screen of the iPad. I think I do paint better digitally than with normal paints on canvas, I like the smooth pull and feel of the rubber tip on the glass better than the feeling of paint on the and seem to be able to create a more accurate resemblance, than when I paint on the friction of canvas/board, it is more precise for me, although I do miss my paints sometimes, for now I just prefer doing it this way. I normally draw a pencil drawing first, photograph it and paint it in layers over the top of the drawing in Procreate, but occasionally (as with this one), I don’t do a pencil drawing, just paint it from scratch onto the screen. :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghan8 months ago

    lots of patience and talent Karin…beautifully done x

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