Category Archives: Butterflies

Gift Ideas For The Nature Lover

This Rocky Mountain nature watercolor is a painting I initially created for a souvenir tee shirt manufacturer.  It’s a timeless design for people who love nature.  Now I offer it on numerous gift items online, like jewelry, mugs, shirts, tiles, … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Watercolor

This watercolor illustration of mountains, wildflowers, butterflies, and other natural elements was created for a souvenir gift manufacturer.  It was sold mostly in Colorado on tees, mouse pads and mugs. The wildflowers include hare bells, columbine, lupine, Indian paintbrush, and … Continue reading

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Bees, butterflies, dragonflies and petroglyphs

Again, a watercolor illustration designed for a souvenir tee shirt client – it has many of my favorite elements, bee, dragonfly, wild flowers and petroglyph.

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Butterfly and thistle

This is one of my favorite small paintings from my nature series of watercolors.  The texture of the thistle was satisfying to paint with spikes, highlights and shadows, and the cushion of flower in bloom that attracts butterflies. This illustration … Continue reading

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Thistles – weeds or habitat?

Thistles can be invasive weeds that destroy natural habitat and they can be supportive plants in their native locations that feed birds, butterflies, moths and bees. This is a watercolor from my nature series (see previous posts for more).  I … Continue reading

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Dragonflies – Love Them

Dragonflies are mesmerizing.  Their transparent wings, the colors, the speed of flight, hovering… I love to watch them. I’ve created many designs and paintings over the years with the subject of dragonflies.  This mandala of four dragonflies and a blue … Continue reading

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My Fantasy Garden

I’m planning a completely different garden for this summer, as last year a destructive pattern of tennis ball sized hail coming from the west destroyed most of what I planted.  This year, I have seedlings growing inside and new beds … Continue reading

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Nature Stripe Watercolor, Large View

Here is a close-up view of the watercolor illustration on my Nature Cap.

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Nature Cap for Gardening

Many of my clients over the years have been manufacturers of souvenir gifts and apparel for National Parks, destination resorts and tourist locations. If you have bought a coffee mug or souvenir shirt at a National Park, ski area or … Continue reading

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Dragonflies, bees, butterflies

Dragonflies, butterflies, bees, thistle, rose hips, nest… this is the last in the series of three large watercolor illustrations. I love painting the delicate wings of dragonflies.  There are unexpected colors that reflect from their wings and body. Although thistles … Continue reading

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Butterflies, Foxgloves and Pansies

This is the second large watercolor in the set of three I described in yesterday’s post.  One of the butterflies fits right in with the pansies at the bottom of the painting. The yellow and black butterfly is a Swallowtail, … Continue reading

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