Mariposas Separadas

I want my figure paintings to not just be "pretty" but to engage the viewer with a story or through identification.  I think this painting achieves that.

Asthetically it's about how a good gray can make other colors SING. 

Acrylic on two corrugated cardboard panels, each 30X40"  

Note:  When glassed and framed a painting on cardboard looks like any painting on paper.  The painting on cardboard idea came from Jamie Wyeth who trumpeted its attributes  in a video I saw at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine last summer .  Edgar Degas put ballerinas on cardboard.   So I figure I'm in good company.  

Here's one of my paintings on cardboard framed:

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