Thursday, July 21, 2016

Butterfly Season

Do-Something-Everyday, July 21, 2016

It is summer which means that butterflies are here. New Jersey has its  share of native butterflies (about eighteen), but only a few show up in my garden and every year they are different. This year I am seeing  a lot more Cabbage White butterflies. Last year it was the  Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. One year, there was the Red Admiral which looked like a second cousin of the Monarch butterfly. The images of past and present inspired me to create the butterfly soaked art above. For this piece, I did the initial drawing using pyrographic tools. I used transparent watercolors for the painting. I like how it has turned. I posted the image on Instagram and Facebook and got lots of "likes". It is available in my Etsy shop here.

Below are a couple of photos of real butterflies.





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8 comments:

  1. Lovely photos, I have been watching butterflies, too, they are always so beautiful. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. beautiful work and lovely butterfly photos!

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  3. Love the bright colours you have chosen. That good is gorgeous. You are lucky to have so many butterflies. I have hardly seen any this year sadly.

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  4. Wow pretty art and photos!! Amazing shot in mid air!

    Hugs Giggles

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  5. a beautiful piece of art Indira and great photos of the butterflies too! Happy PPF!

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  6. I've been watching butterflies also, you captured some beautiful images.

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  7. nice butterfly photos, very hard to get photos of them sometimes :)

    Happy PFF! :)
    Jen #45

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  8. I get the whites and the swordtails and just a few days ago some Julia's

    Luv your butterfly art.

    Much love...

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