Butterfly Flight - Monarch by
Oil on Linen
Butterfly Flight was a commissioned work for a client in Montreal. This is not nearly as stunning as Kay Wyne's gorgeous dragonfly for the blog this month, but it sure was fun to paint the little windowpane wings! For a few lucky years when I was single, I lived in Santa Barbara, CA, and used to take my dog Buddy on walks at one of the tiny hidden lakes in the county, unknown to the tourists but beloved by the locals and birdwatching groups. One day while walking, I looked up to see a tree filled with what had to be hundreds of thousands of Monarchs. What signal or word did they share that let them all know it was time to land and rest on their journey? I will always wonder.