I had this idea of a black colour base painting that has strong bright colour contrast to describe my subject. I wasn’t sure what I was really looking for until the later part of the process begin to realise by playing with the grey and black in the background to find my subject.
After I apply some amount of white to the base, it became clear to me how I wanted the shape of the wings to be. I’m very sure there are many versions of the butterfly wings but I’ll go with this version because of its what I envision.
At one point I had to stop painting it till I return a few days later to try to complete it. Somehow blending of colour in this piece is difficult for me. I wasn’t very pleased with my result and I have to come back with a new perspective.
How the butterfly arrives at the state of being a butterfly can be view like a man striving for his rightful place in the world under his chosen field of work. At the caterpillar stage of this beautiful species is so fragile, encompass with so many ill-fated events awaiting to happen around it and yet it somehow it can manage to find its way to be united with the wind, to cast its colourful reflection into our memories, to be born a butterfly.