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Butterfly Art Drawings & Paintings

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

 

Silvery Blue Butterfly (male) Painting in pastel

  Silvery Blue Butterfly Painting in Pastel

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"A Wink of Blue" original pastel painting 

approx. size: 5" x 3"

 

 Most of you may not realize this tiny butterfly which is resting momentarily on a single blade of grass has a wing-span of only about an inch. In addition to the striking blue metallic color of the upper wings, you should also notice the fray of tiny white hairs on the outer border of the wings which is characteristic of this species (Glaucopsyche lygdamus).

I called this painting "A Wink of Blue" because you only see the intense color when the male opens his wings and it is only for a fraction of a second (like most butterflies, they keep the wings folded unless in flight)! The painting therefore acts as a "teaser" to the observer, offering only a partial glimpse of those splendid blue wings; something that can be easily missed in the blink of an eye.

 

   

 

 

 

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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