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"We have a wonderful world to be inspired by and each new day is like an adventure into the unknown, where things that require a second glance can be captured in time on a canvas for anyone to enjoy forever." (Louise Corke)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How to capture a butterfly without a net 9 "13

Once again..We're in the midst of the annual butterfly migration . Thousands of monarchs are headed south for the winter.  They're so beautiful to watch as the float by like little fairies.  This is a quick ( 1 hour) pastel study of a monarch resting on some goldenrod. It was done en plein air at the campsite we are staying in in North Carolina.  When I was a kid, the camp counselors taught us to catalog the smaller wildlife we saw by netting it and pinning it in a box. This little 7" x 5"  study seemed so much better an option for capturing the creature

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