It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Friday, July 3, 2015

It pays to play

More of the same, but it is always different!
This is acrylic paint on yupo.  I let it sit a bit and then dragged a comb through it
Yet another background

We have a beautiful passion vine that covers an arbor.
Each year it is chewed to pieces by the caterpillars of the fritillary butterfly.
But then they "transform" and my side yard is filled with these little beauties.
Wishing you all a Happy PPF!


  1. Love that background, wonderful texture. Nice photo of the butterfly, too. Valerie

  2. Pretty. I need to try acrylic paint on yupo. I've used it with watercolor which was fun. Love how your piece came out.

  3. Your background is gorgeous.

  4. Gorgeous texture in this background and an amazing butterfly photo as well!
    Happy PPF!

  5. I love the way the colors seem to vibrate through the web created by the paint combing. Nature is one of the best inspirations for art. Blessings!

  6. Great background!
    It must be amazing to have a yard, filled with this flowers and butterflies...
    Have a nice weekend

  7. Beautiful painted paper. I haven't tried yupo yet. Does the acrylic crack or peel if the paper bends?
    Melisa -

  8. It's fascinating to see all the different effects you can achieve with painting on yupo. Another great background! And that picture is just beautiful, the flower as well as the butterfly....

  9. Gorgeous photo and background! Thanks for sharing ....there is a metaphor in this post... the bad can definitely turn into something of beauty! Nature has so many lessons to teach!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. How wonderful that you are visited by the monarch. They are becoming endangered because so many of the milkweed plants that they need for reproducing are dying from chemical sprays. very wonderful background painting this week. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog.

  11. Love love this!! What gorgeous movement you've captured along with texture! Beautiful photo of the monarch in your garden!


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