Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Butterfly

I haven't been doing very much just lately - the 'flu did knock me sideways and now I'm sitting at the Members Exhibition at Kirstenbosch every day for this week.

So I've been seriously missing from blog commentaries, but, like Arnie, I will be back.

In the meantime, this was done for James Parker's Windows to the Words blog last month - butterflies - those beautiful insects that are disappearing fast because we insist on killing caterpillars!  Thank you James, for those lovely pics.  Am looking forward to this month's challenge.

45 comments:

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

really nice, I like the choice of red colour

Prabal said...

I was just guessing that you may not have recovered.. Hope you are better.. in fact much better now..
This butterfly is very nice.. You are doing great with water colors..

SYLVIANE said...

It's so nice!

Ajay Patil said...

very nice,its almsot grayscale and few dots of red
visit me here

AutumnLeaves said...

You have so beautifully captured the delicate beauty of this butterfly, Liz. I love the soft background and the stem really just blows me away with its soft colors that are so spot on and rich in and of themselves!

Suzanne McDermott said...

Glad you're feeling better. Love the butterfly.

You are invited to help launch

the Spirit of the Gulf Challenge — http://www.suzannemcdermott.com/2010/06/spirit-of-gulf-challenge.html

You're listed with other folks at bottom of post. Hoe you can join in. Love ya!

Barbara Pask said...

Lovely delicate little butterfly, sweet painting. So sorry to hear you haven't been well, I hope you are 100% soon, take care.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Liz, I so love the colors...especially the pop of red...You did such a beautiful job capturing the delicacy of this butterfly!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

this is beautiful. I love the bird paintings.

pc said...

nice watercolour Liz.
the shallow depth of field (with blurred background and the leaf) has made the butterfly stand-out. I must say, "well composed".

Benny and Lily said...

You sure are busy. Glad you are feeling better. What a beautiful butterfly
Benny & Lily

Anthony Duce said...

A great looking butterfly.

Watercolorist said...

Hope you are feeling better. Love the butterfly. Nice colors.
Jean

Manon Doyle said...

Your butterfly is so beautiful and delicate!! Love it!
I hope you're feeling better!!

marty said...

j'aime beaucoup ce papillon et c'est très triste qu'ils soient de plus en plus rares !
c'est une jolie aquarelle toute douce !
bisous de France

Marie Theron said...

I am glad that you are better, Liz! Great looking butterfly!

嘉穎 said...

想像是什麼並不重要,想像能做什麼才重要..................................................

Art with Liz said...

Thank you very much Laura!


Hi Prabal, I'm fine thank you - desperately trying to do some computer work before I go off to Kirstenbosch - there are so many blogs I have to visit and will probably only get to them on Monday! Thank you for being so complimentary about my little watercolours!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Sylviane, for the visit and the lovely comment.


Hello Ajay! Thank you, and I will visit as soon as this computer doesn't throw me out!

Art with Liz said...

Ok Ajay, got there - you've changed your site and it's looking great! Have you had a response to it?


Dear Sherry, you always have the most wonderful things to say about my work. Thank you for that - it's comments like these that keep me encouraged!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Suzanne, thank you, and I will be visiting as soon as I've finished this sitting stint! The Gulf situation is awful and I support you every inch of the way. By the way, we have a mini problem here at the moment - a fairly recent wreck caught fire yesterday as they were trying to dismantle it and of course there's now oil coming up onto the beach. Nothing like the Gulf, but a sad state of affairs just the same.

Art with Liz said...

Ah dear Barbara, thank you so much!


Hi there Saundra, great to hear from you as always and thank you for the great comment!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Mary, for the kind words and the visit. Love your style of painting, by the way! Great work.


Hi PC - thank you! Love these comments from you incredible watercolourists!

Art with Liz said...

Dear Benny and Lily, I am so glad you found me so that I could also visit you. You always make me smile. Thank you for your lovely woofy words!


Thank you so much Tony!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Jean, I'm as fit as a fiddle now! Thank you for the great comment.


Wow Manon, such a wonderful comment! Thank you so much - you really are a special person.

Art with Liz said...

Dear Marty, between you and Martine you'll have me understanding French very soon! Thank you so much for the lovely comment. Merci!


Hi there Marie, I'm great thank you! How are you doing in this cold weather? Keeping nice and warm and painting up a storm in that beautiful house of yours, I hope!

Becky said...

Looks like ready to take flight! Thought it was a photo at first glance, very pretty!

Dean H. said...

Just had to say, I love this butterfly!

sam said...

Very pretty butterfly Liz, and the portait of Roxanne is excellent!

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rachelsstudio.com said...

What a sweet little butterfly! Love the fluidity in the stem and careful preservation of the whites in the wings!

Judybec said...

beautiful butterfly!!!
hope you are feeling better.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Brilliant work Liz!

Marian Fortunati said...

Wonderfully done, Liz...
I hope you feel well... The flu can really take it out of you ... and other obligations do take so much time... but make life sweet.

I especially love the variety of colors in the branch the lovely little guy is sitting on!

思穎鄭宇柏 said...

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hernande said...

your wife is very charming!............................................................

Prabal said...

Liz,
How have you been keeping? I hope you have recovered fully. Are you watching any football match?

Artscapes said...

How are you? Are you wrapped up in the World Cup Soccer? Just thought I'd pop in to say hello. Hope you're fully recovered.
Elizabeth

Sharon Wright said...

This butterfly is fabulous...the longer I look at it the more enchanted I become....and impressed!
Thank you for your wonderful comments, you keep me going.
Have you changed your email address, Liz? I have enquired several times re 'Kate', did Ginny get to England? Have I missed her?
Obviously delete this bit, but I would like to know how to proceed.
PS glad you are feeling better.

rob ijbema said...

lovely butterfly liz,if you can paint like this,having the flu,well...
are you enjoying the footie
hup holland hup!

RUPESH PATIL said...

wow!great work liz!

Arti said...

Very delicate and very soft..wonderful, Liz.

Sishir said...

I love this one.....and hope the generations ahead get to see them!!

萱祥 said...

世間是非,要如水泥地般水過則乾。..................................................................

kathleen.artkat.hebert said...

So delicate.