Wednesday, January 25, 2012


As in the the butterfly's lunch - I'm not interested in snacking on Monarchs ; ) I remember when my daughter was young - 3 or 4 - she loved observing butterflies on flowers and pieces of fruit and would always point out the proboscis. She had learned about it from one of her books. It was such a great word to come out of a little mouth! I was thinking about that when I painted this today.
8" x 10" / acrylic on stretched canvas / $165


Page Pearson Railsback said...

I like this one..was going to say more than the last Monarch..but not both

Carrie Waller Watercolors said...

What a sweet memory:)) Lovely colors in this one, very striking!!

Barbara Muir said...

Great painting. Super colour and design.

XO Barbara

cohen labelle said...

What a delightful post!
I share both you and your daughter’s fascination with butterflies.
Nabokov also loved them (lepidopterist) – studied them throughout his life – many references to them in his fiction – in one of his short stories he uses the butterfly as a metaphor for the soul.
The Karner Blue, which he discovered is named after him.

Mermaid's Palette said...

Kim- what a happy painting, and post! Love the color!

Sandra Busby said...

This is so gorgeous! I have a friend who is doing a whole series of butterflies in acrylics. Such lovely subjects to paint!