This poor little butterfly spent the winter in the garden and ended up with quite a coat of rust. You can barely see it in front of the carpet in my studio. It used to be so pretty I couldn't bring myself to just throw it away.
Time to repaint and refresh for the summer.
Again I painted the entire piece white to seal it and give me a nice base to add color.
Here is the close up of the butterfly painted shades of blue, green and lavender with a touch of orange. I used Martha Stewart Metallic Pearl paints.
The feathers I painted green, blue and lavender. It is all refinished and hanging on the patio.