(The image above was rather washed out by scanning, the image below is more true to the original color.)
Today I thought I'd share a painting recently completed for a friend. It's the result of a trip. My friend and I had gone to a butterfly conservatory - it was a first experience for the both of us, and we were duly amazed. If you have never been to one, you must try to find a chance to go. If you have, then hopefully you know what I mean when I say, if everyone had their own butterfly conservatory to visit whenever they desired, there would be a sharp drop in depression rates in this country!
Anyway, my friend was looking to decorate her room so she asked me to make a painting of a girl with butterflies in honor of this experience.
So I did, and of course I *had* to include a mild reference to Nabokov because around the same time I discovered he was an avid Lepidopterist who had made many creative illustrations of them.
(I've posted his butterfly drawings HERE if you are curious to see!)
PS - I bumped into Bianca Casady yesterday!