Monday, 14 January 2013

Getting Sidetracked by Butterflies

Hey There

I know, I know, I know...

I should be posting an update of my Toy Jungle painting, and I promise that I will sometime this week.  It's just that I really felt like painting some butterflies today for some reason. So I did.

This little artwork took around an hour and a half to paint using a variety of pastels on claire fontaine pastel mat. I need to think some more about whether it is finished or not yet, but I'm quite pleased with how it looks at this stage.

I realise that some people think butterflies are twee and a little daggy to paint and yes, they probably are.  But I have never conformed to what other people *think* I should paint. Perhaps, like Charles Dickens, when it comes to creating "I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free."

Isn't that art is all about?  Being free to be me?  (Oh that rhymes - I'm a poet and I didn't know it! OK, OK, I know I'm not really a poet. Or an artist. But you have to give me points for at least trying, right?)

Right, now I've got the butterflies out of my system, back to my Toy Jungle painting.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you 'round soon,



  1. Very cute Kate. I particularly like the quote!

  2. Thanks very much for your kind words Donna. I'm glad you like the quote too!


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