Friday, March 23, 2012

More Graffiti Fun!

First I wanted to say thanks to everyone who commented on my first graffiti post last week. I am really enjoying this style (for now lol) and it makes me smile to hear how much you are all liking where I have been going with it!

For this piece I decided to continue with bold colors using the same blue shade from the last piece but this time I added a violet color. I never use these types of color palettes. I am not so afraid of bold colors much anymore. I had a butterfly theme in my head this time and whenever I think of butterfly I see the word "Free". Maybe cause they can fly and sometimes I wish I could too! lol

I took pictures once again during the process. Here is how the messiness began . . .

Once I had laid down most of the color I went for my stamps
and sharpie to write some words. At this point I truly had no idea where to go with it so I stepped away from it for quite a few days. As you can see from the finished piece above I even turned the paper around. Once I did that it felt better to me. Isn't that weird how you can just "feel" that sort of thing?

I am sharing this over at Paint Party Friday this week. Looking forward to seeing all the great work being shared! Hope you will join us too!


  1. It's fun seeing your process here. I like the combination of the edgy, graffiti style with the delicate butterfly images.

  2. Terrific piece of artwork. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

  3. I really love the addition of the violet... and the new style is a winner... such texture and energy...xx

  4. there will always be duality in art. messiness can be the means of order and maximalism can also be the means of creating a harmony.

    i was reminded by a literature professor back here --- how the story happens when nothing happens. don't know how to relate it to this in the most concise method, but congrats to your new style! :)

  5. These graffiti pieces are marvelous. I'd say Free is the right word, there really is a sense of freedom in them.

  6. Love it! I went through graffiti phase when I bought Alisa's book. :)

  7. I really love your background, Cathy. Your graffiti looks like such fun.