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There were some of these beauties flying about, but I didn’t get my camera out until they left. Unusually more monarch butterflies this summer than the last three years. I saw them all over the place, which is great. This the first time though, that as caterpillars, they were in my garden feasting on the milkweed. I counted at least twelve of them.

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They are in their pupae stage now, which I have not been able to spot, but I hope they come around again as third generation ones. The picture below was taken in the summer of 2012.

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The image below was taken in the summer of 2013 of the bumble bee partaking in the hydrangea bush, their favorite this time of year.

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The following pictures are taken outside where the blue tone is seen more clearly.

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The idea for this painting came as vision over the course of a few years. The intent was strong and I felt it had to be drawn out on canvas.

An interesting thing happened while in the midst of this painting. I got an email from a person inquiring if I had done their sunset painting because it, as well, was by a ‘L’Etoile’. The framed picture was a vibrant scene of an incredible sunset over an ocean. I wish I knew who it was. Funny how life is, if you’re thinking about a subject, this one being sunsets, the subject becomes an object and appears in all kinds of ways right in front of you.

 

 

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Happy Halloween!

” All dreams spin out from the same web” ~ Native American Saying

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When you sit on this pier in Great Island Common, New Castle, the sky seems to wrap around you. This night, after a rain storm, a grand stage of clouds hovered over and just as the sun went down, it’s light set the sky on fire.

 

Sketch in oil pastels and charcoal.

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Sketch in turpentine wash on acrylic primed cotton canvas.

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White, yellow and red wax added.

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Yellow and Sap Green oils and some removing of wax.

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Orange oil pastels in back ground and Sap Green Oils added.

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The scraping away of wax and thread sewn.

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More Lemon Yellow and Burnt Sienna added.

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Final piece.

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charcoal sketch on paper

oil sketch on canvas

clear wax added

light green oil paint

darker shades of oils added

burnt umber on wall and branches

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larger white stones painted with gesso

clear wax brushed on stones and shadows added

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