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12-18-2008, 01:09 PM
This is acrylic on tissue paper on canvas, 12 x 14", with a monarch butterfly plasticized and attached. :cool:


12-18-2008, 02:15 PM
:thumbsup: like it.

12-18-2008, 03:46 PM
i'm not sure why the butt icon but i really like it.. nice color texture and variety...:clap:

12-18-2008, 05:02 PM
Love this! :thumbsup:
(and I hope the Monarch didn't cry)

12-18-2008, 05:47 PM
I like the light on the body and especially like the complementary, blue parts on the right corner, above, but I'm not sure about the buttefly, it seems a bit alien for me in the whole composition. Otherwise is a very aesthetic image!


12-18-2008, 11:18 PM
Think this is a very nice dramatic work. Well done.

12-19-2008, 01:58 AM

12-19-2008, 11:14 AM
I like the rich colors and compostion in this one. I have mixed feeliongs about the butterfly. I cannot help wondering if the location of the butterfly and your decision to place a butt icon have some significance? Perhaps I overthink it and see too much play on the word and images placed together? :)

12-19-2008, 01:19 PM
I have mixed feelings about the butterfly.
Perhaps it was a silly idea, but the left side of the painting struck me as a torso, and I thought of Gaia and the earth. Then I thought it needed something else, and the butterfly, which often represents the soul, was handy. I tried many locations to see if I could balance the painting, since the butterfly would obviously dominate. Now it looks a little odd, I guess. As I said, perhaps it was a failed idea.:cool:

12-19-2008, 02:11 PM
beautiful rich colours in this one, great strength, I wonder if the butter fly adds anything or detracts from the compostion..

12-19-2008, 11:40 PM
Love the rich color! Hmmm, perhaps a tattoo???


12-25-2008, 05:14 PM
This is a strong painting without the butterfly. Keep up the good work!

12-26-2008, 10:05 PM
Beautiful richness and beautiful dark colours to balance everything

12-28-2008, 11:35 AM
HI Lloyd!
I am not fan of the butterfly but I understand the butt icone!I see woman's tigh and sex,the blue part on the top right evokes the hair..great colors as always!
:wave: clem

12-28-2008, 03:33 PM
Ah Clem, here you see what I see. :cool:

12-28-2008, 07:47 PM
Wow, that is neat. Bravo. Kay