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

  2. beautiful work and lovely butterfly photos!

  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.

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

    Hugs Giggles

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

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

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

    Happy PFF! :)
    Jen #45

  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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