2008 Washington DC Home & Garden Show

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This past March I had the pleasure of participating in the 2008 Washington Home & Garden Show hosted at the new DC Convention Center. My overall goal for the show was to paint a spring-themed mural throughout the 4-day expo. I chose the theme of butterflies because I wanted to do something colorful and somewhat unexpected in its arrangement. The result is something I was really proud of- and quite the show stopper!

It began with a blank wall:

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One by one, I added butterflies. I used actual pictures of butterflies I found online to help me paint them accurately.

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The Butterfly mural at the end of Day 4:

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