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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Painting #77 - Monarch Butterfly Plein Aire

I painted this image while fishing on the boat.  And then 'tweaked' it at home.
A Monarch butterfly was floating around and landed on the anchor (to rest?).  I just happened to have my sketchbook in hand so I did a quick layout of the butterfly on top of the anchor (either the anchor has to be larger or the butterfly smaller for better proportions) and painted the anchor when it flew away.
The sun was very bright and left the anchor with great shadows in the corner of the boat.
I painted a swatch of yellow across the sunlit area.  

I added the journaling while on the boat and it was fresh in my mind.

2 comments:

IrinaSztukowski said...

This is really one well anchored butterfly Teri. It is so graciously sitting on the top of anchor that it feels it became one. Meantime the fragility of the butterfly an solidness of the anchor are great opposites.
Good observation Teri!
Thanks,
Irina

Toemailer said...

Very nice, and give yourself a great big pat on the back for sticking with this! Fantastic!