Monday, July 21, 2008

Butterfly And Pink Rose Original Acrylic On Canvas

I'm back from vacation and I feel very inspired and excited to start painting again. Sometimes a short break is all I need to recharge the creative batteries. I finished this Butterfly and Pink Rose painting before vacation and just put the final touches on it yesterday and was able to officially call it "completed". This is 8 x 10 acrylic on canvas board and comes with the stand shown.

To me, the best thing about this rose is that it is not currently being munched on by Japanese Beetles, like my own roses are at this very moment. Here in NY, this has been a wicked year for those blasted bugs, I have never seen it so bad before. I'm looking forward to the arrival of August as the beetles will be gone then.

A close up of the butterfly and some of the rose detailing.

Currently this is available on my ETSY site: and will soon be coming to my website. In my next post I'll be showing some outrageously small miniatures. I've been working with a worldwide miniatures club doing lots of custom work and I have to say, it has created some new challenges as well as fun painting experiences for me.
Until next time, stay cool and enjoy summer and stay away from the beetles.


Mosaic*Queen said...

Hi Ruth!!
This is my FAVORITE piece out of all the pieces you've created!!! Just Beautiful!!!
I'm glad you are feeling refreshed from your vacation!!!
I, too, am having some kind of infestation on my roses. I don't normally use insecticides, but I'm about to change my mind.
Here's wishing you a Fabulous week!


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am so glad you put a beautiful butterfly on that rose instead of a Japanese beetle. Yuk! The beetles are awful little creatures making a mess out of our roses and other plantings. They are all over my basil of all things. I don't use pesticide so several times a day I have to go out and flick them off of my plants.

Donna said...

Hi Ruth,
The rose painting is absolutely beautiful! I love how you paint roses. Can't wait to see the miniatures!
We don't seem to have too many beetles, thank heavens.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
wow! your rose and butterfly are gorgeous! welcome home!
m & e

Marilyn said...

Ruth, this is a beautiful painting! Welcome back!

Gail McCormack said...

Ruth I loved the way you've painted this latest....the butterfly gives a wonderful carefree feel to your beautiful rose
Glad you had a well deserved break!

NeereAnDear said...

Ruth... simply gorgeous!! I too like the butterfly affect.... it gives it just a touch of whimsy

I was having a time of it with the beetles myself... damaging everything... and I dont normally use pesticides but I sprayed sevin around the perimeter of my yard and around the area of the roses and a small mist in the air... and have not had any problems...

my neighbor uses those bags which of course attract them instead of getting rid of them



Charm and Grace said...

Gorgeous painting. I just love the softness of this one and all the colors you've incorporated ...even into the background. Just lovely!


KJ said...

Hi Ruth! This painting is stunning! I love the purple shades, too: even in the butterfly's shadow. I know, I always notice the detail. I also really like the way you signed your name along the stem! Nice touch!

If I had the budget right now, I would purchase this. It would be right at home in my entranceway.

I enjoyed the garden tour in the precious post! I can't wait to see all of the painting ideas that you stored up during vacation.

Hugs, KJ

Catherine Holman said...

Hi Ruth,
I love this painting! Your rose paintings are so pretty and I love the new look of your blog!

Siobhan said...

Ruth, I love your painting, the butterfly really makes it come to life.

Beauiful flowers below too and Gails picket is so are lucky you saw it before me! lol.

Happy belated Birthday Ruth!

Siobhan xo

Inspired Tokens said...

Hi Ruth ...Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing vacation. I adore this painting's one of my favorites.

I forgot to mention to you awhile ago ...I gave my sister her poppy gourd you painted for me for her birthday. She loves it! I put together a garden basket and your painted gourd was the highlight! Thank you so much for making my sister's birthday a special day!

Naturegirl said...

Ruth you are gifted! Wonderful painting of the rose and butterfly!
My roses are also being muched by the beetles and over run by blackspot..EEK!! I have NEVER seen it this bad here also!!!

Abby Creek Art said...

Dang those beetles! Glad you had a good getaway, Ruth...sometimes the short ones are better than the long ones.

Beautiful new painting! xox

Suzanne said...

This is gorgeous Ruth! I love your pretty butterfly. Sorry about the beetles, they can be a menace.Can't wait to see your miniatures! Have a great weekend.

Mary Hughes Studio said...

Hi Ruth, thank you for visiting and for your nice comments. Your paintings are lovely and your photography is fantastic also. I'm enjoying looking at your blogs. Very interesting and informative. I'll be visiting often! I've added you to my list. So nice to meet you too!

The Rose Room said...

Exquisite! Rachaelxo