Monday, May 24, 2010

"Monarch".......Plus A Blog Break

I just completed my newest garden painting............. "Monarch".
This painting was inspired by the photos I took last year at Mohonk Mountain House, poised at the verbena patch with my camera in hand, I was ready to catch all the action.

Each panel is 6" x 8" for a total size of 8" x 12". Painted on gallery canvas, the sides measure 1 1/2" deep.
It may have been my first monarch painting but not my last, I'm currently working on a very large piece featuring these lovely butterflies.
On that note, I'll be flying away myself for a while, time for a blog break for me so I can complete some new pieces that I have in the works. See you when I return. This piece is available in my ETSY shop:


Catherine Holman said...

How beautiful! Enjoy your blog break.

NeereAnDear said...

Oh Ruth !! So beautiful!!

I really love these two piece paintings that tie in together ... and the colors a amazing..!!!



Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
oh i just love it!
absolutely beautiful!
m & e

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
These canvases painted together with such a pretty scene are gorgeous!

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Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth

Lovely!! They would look super as a feature

keep up the beautiful work, Gail xx

Charm and Grace said...

What a joy to catch up on your posts... beautiful artwork and beautiful flowers, both of which are irresistible to me! Hope you're enjoying your break!!


Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
I just love this work of art with the Monarch Butterfly. Like all your pieces, your talents abound!!

Have a great blog break and also a Happy Memorial Day weekend.
See you when you are back.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous work, and the two canvases together make such an interesting painting. Have a wonderful blog break...create allot.


Lydia said...

The weather is warm, the verbena are smiling. It won't be long until I must dodge the monarchs in the garden.

Mosaic Queen said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Ruth!!! Love, Love, Love the butterfly!!!!!
Also love all of the shots of the flowers. It's starting to get really hot here, so I'm starting to see alot of my blooms wither:-( Have a nice free from blogging vacation!! I completely understand! In the next couple of weeks, I should have a certain violin ready for you :-)

Donna said...

Hi Ruth,
Oh, this is so pretty!

Enjoy your blogging break!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful! Butterflies give us such a feeling of joy! I visited your website and love your art! ♥

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments. Love seeing your Monarch once again. Just gorgeous!!

Hope you are enjoying your bloggy vacation and having fun creating something wonderful.

Hope to see you soon.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Suzanne said...

Love this! The butterfly is so beautiful, Ruth. Hope you are enjoying your respite!