Monday, January 30, 2012

Sitting Pretty Monarch Butterfly

Another month has slipped by and I'm not really sure where all the time went. I've been working on some new canvases and making some changes in my marketing as well. The above is entitled "Sitting Pretty" and is a monarch butterfly painted against an abstract background. I'm in the process of painting some spring and summer themes at the moment and hope to finish up with those soon.

I love painting butterflies, all kinds of course but my favorites are the Monarchs. I find myself drawn to them again and again and somehow, they always seem to end up on my canvas.

All year I review butterfly photos that I've taken in the spring and summer to decide which beauties to paint. If you love to paint nature subjects, I highly recommend running around with your camera to capture your favorites on film, they will provide you with inspiration all year long.

6 comments:

Fairy Cardmaker said...

Oh, the size of those wings! Gorgeous! Very nice mix of texture in the background too. Congrats on your licensing arrangement!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth, Love your new work. Just gorgeous. Congrats on all your new marketing and directions. I know you will do wonderful. It seems it is time for lots of new and for me as well. Been also making lots of changes with my work and my home.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I have been so crazy busy, but loving every minute.

So glad to see you again and I am excited about your etsy shoppe too. Have fun with everything and best wishes always. Your talents are over the moon my friend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Miss Val's Creations said...

Hi Ruth!
Congatulations on your business marketing! It sounds perfect for your artwork. I love the contrast of the butterfly against an abstract background. Gorgeous!

One of my friends read the entire Girl series and loved it! So I am looking forward to reading the other books as well! ~Val

NeereAnDear said...

My dearest friend ... I always knew you were going to go far ...

Congratulations on all the hard work you have put forth ... what an amazing journey ... I am proud to have been a part of it all these years ...

Much deserved my friend

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

Catherine Holman said...

What a beautiful new painting! Congrats on your licensing contract!
Hugs,
Cathie

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,

Your new painting is beautiful. Congratulations on your marketing licensing ventures. I know several bloggers who license their art and are very happy with it - I am also looking into licensing my art.
Blessings and Best Wishes,
Erin