Size: 18"W x 16"H x 0.025"D
Year Created: 2018
This kind of butterfly is attracted to my lantana bush in the late summer every year. Its brilliant colors serve as a foil against the green leaves, yellow, orange, and red blossoms. I had to put two photos together to get this image -- see the proboscis entering one blossom?
Nature is my favorite subject - either in painting or drawing. My strongest design element is shape - both positive and negative. That is one reason why I love to depict trees in any season, especially bare trees that reach their limbs up to the sky leaving spaces through which the sky peeks through. There is a certain human aspect in a tree shaped by its environment. Variations in line, hue, and value also mark my work. My personality is calm and steady, and it always shows up in my art.