Pet Portraits and Wildlife Art by Canadian Animal Artist Colette Theriault
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Butterfly Artwork Paintings

This original painting has sold. To view available artwork, please visit the gallery.


Monarch Chrysalis on Common Milkweed Painting in pastel

  Monarch Chrysalis on Milkweed plant painting in pastel by Colette Theriault

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Metamorphosis II

"Monarch Chrysalis on Common Milkweed" original pastel painting 

approx. size: 4" x 6"


Second in the "Metamorphosis" series,  the pupa stage (or chrysalis) of the Monarch was the most interesting to paint. The name chrysalis is derived from the Greek term ( chrysos), meaning "gold" and aptly describes the delicate rim of metallic-like coloration that adorns the pupae of many butterflies.

On the stage in my painting, the wings are clearly formed but the butterfly is not quite fully developed to emerge yet.

This painting has found a home in Burlington, Ontario.





Many more wildlife watercolor, acrylic and pastel paintings, graphite pencil, colored pencil and charcoal drawings and sketches of animals and pets can be found in my art gallery. See portraits of dogs, puppy, cats, kitten, horses, pony, fancy rat, birds, elephant, butterfly, rhinoceros, jaguar, moose, raccoon, red fox, rabbit, hare, lion, zebra, owl, wolf and more. Commission an original custom wildlife painting or drawing,  dog portrait, cat portrait, horse portrait or other animal portrait today. These original, hand-made, custom pet portraits and wildlife paintings or animal drawings make wonderful memorial gifts for every dog, cat, horse or animal lover.


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