I painted a soft blue wash for the background and then began painting each butterfly individually, choosing the colors and seeing how they blended. A lot of practice and trial and error. However, painting with watercolors is not an exact science so there really is no right or wrong.
Here's the final panel and the one I sent as my gift.
More blues and greens. I love it!
Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been creating.
Have a great day.