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The Sun-bather - Monarch Butterfly

"The Sun-bather (Monarch Butterfly)"
Original Acrylic on canvas: 13½" x 24"


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ABOUT THE PAINTING... The "Sun-bather" was painted from my own sunflower plants when they grew particularly big one hot summer a few years ago... over 10 feet! There were very few Monarchs then (and still are now), and this is one of the few that paid a visit that summer. I tried to make a flowing dynamic composition with golden yellow and orange tones being contrasted against the darker flatter summer greens while blurring the distant sunflowers nearby for some contrast. The Monarch was a perfect fit for this painting.

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