January 25, 2011

Monarch Butterfly

"Monarch Butterfly"
9"x12" Acrylic on canvas panel

I painted this for the  Paint and draw together monthly challenge.

I really enjoyed the challenge, it was great to have a deadline for the completion, and seeing how other people painted the same subject.
Of course the painting did not come out the way I had it in my head, but it's different in a good way.  The most difficult part was to render the light/shade effect, especially on the sticks and the leaves. Overall, I have to admit it's not bad for a beginner. :)


  1. Bellissima la farfalla! Tim dice che si vede gia' che fai progressi e poi chiede "but can we buy them?"

  2. Nice butterfly, and nice beginning, good luck for your blog!Arrivederci!

  3. Thank you so much!
    Including Tim, very flattering! :)

  4. This is amazing. Very beautiful. You do have some hidden talents and it is amazing that you are finally indulging in one of your passions. Can't wait to see more of your art work.

  5. Guao, I am very impressed, good for you! Beautifull paintings! Trully, you should sell them. I would love to have one on my walls, please, please, paint more and put a price. I am very happy for you.

  6. Hey, maybe one day I could make a profession out of it, who knows? For now it's a hobby and I'm really enjoying myself. Thanks a lot for the compliments! :)

  7. I'm pretty sure I painted this very same butterfly for this challenge. I agree. I love seeing the various styles.


Comments and feedback are welcome. :)