Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Artist Formerly Known as Caterpillar

This is the beginning of a new mini series...four paintings so far. My challenge with a subject like this is not to be trite. So I chose wing segments rather than the whole butterfly. The title cracks me up...I can take no credit. When I go blank for titles I often ask my kids. Molly, our eldest, came up with this brilliance! Ha!  Here's some great painting music...of course. After I posted my painting last night, I realized I had some process photos to share that I'd forgotten. They're here if you'd like to see.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
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Art Maine said...

White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis)

Only artists must understand butterflies
with nuances of color and light and flight
for why would a taxonomist name you,
a black beauty, white, and call you a sailor?

Katie Wilson said...

Beautiful! Love your paintings, Brenda!

Bruce Bingham said...

I knew it had to be Prince, or squiggle/symbol:)

Susan McManamen said...

Really wonderful! I think you caught the texture of a butterfly wing perfectly.

Sue Marrazzo said...

I like the background as much as the wings.
Lovely work!!!
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Shelley Whiting said...

I love the composition and like how how don't show the whole butterfly. An intriguing and interesting picture.