Butterfly Collection

From Chrysalis to Flight

This collection started as an exercise from the book Paint Mojo A Mixed Media Workshop by Tracy Verdugo. When my retail job was shut down due to the pandemic, I took advantage by spending more time in my studio creating. I was pleased at how my first butterfly turned out and wanted to practice repetition in my work so I continued creating butterflies. 

I love what the butterfly represents. There is a process of darkness and uncertainty, of change and transformation. For me the pandemic was all those things as well as for many other people. My hope and expectation was that we would emerge from the time changed, renewed and ready to fly. Each butterfly has an underpainting of color with scriptures or song lyrics written on them to bring encouragement. In some paintings, the writing is visible but most are covered over with layers of paint and gelli prints. 

Butterfly #1 Psalm 30:4-5, Trading My Sorrows by Darrell Evans​
Butterfly #3 Psalm 34:1-10​
Butterfly #5 Proverbs 31:22-31
Butterfly #7 Psalm 68:3-6
Butterfly #2 Philippians 4:6-8, Proverbs 3:5-6 Hebrews 11:1
Butterfly #10 Psalm 25:1-7 SOLD
Butterfly #4 Proverbs 31:10-21
Butterfly #6 Psalm 139:1,5-7,17-18, 23-24
Butterfly #9 Psalm 8
Butterfly #8 Phillipians 4:8, Colossians 3:1-2, 2 Timothy1:7, Isaiah 40:31

Mini Butterflies

The Mini Butterflies are a bit different in style. The canvases are covered in paint first. Then I carved the butterflies in linoleum and printed them on tissue paper. The tissue paper becomes almost transparent once adhered to the canvas. I added bits gold or silver to the butterfly to make it shine.  

Blue Swallowtail
Orange Moth
Yellow Swallowtail
Green Fashion SOLD
Orange Stripes
Yellow Stripes
Blue Moth
Red Fashion

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