Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ponies, Sunflowers and Butterflies

"Assateague Reflection"
It's been a productive weekend or me. I finished an acrylic painting of a wild pony in the marshlands. At least I think I finished, always room for improvement, right? It's from a photo I took on Assateague Island last week, an experience that I found particularly moving. They'll be swimming the ponies soon from Assateague to Chincoteague, I would love to go someday and buy a colt or filly. Just to be able to go and take photos would be a real treat!

Here's a tiny butterfly that was in my garden this morning. She's the size of a fingernail!
She held still long enough for me to get a picture.

Love this sunflower in front of my house. I planted a ton of them this year,
 last year they were eaten by groundhogs.

Question Mark Butterfly in the garden. He was feasting on my split tomatoes.
 They love rotting fruit. The name comes from that tiny little white marking on the lower part of the wing.

A sunflower in my pumpkin patch with the setting sun.
Happy Sunday :o)


Janine said...

This painting is absolutly amazing.
You are the queen of horses.

softinthehead said...

Amazing! :o) Pam

Kat_RN said...

Don't change a thing on the painting it is beautiful! I really like it. Sounds and looks like you had a good day.

Judy said...

Your painting is gorgeous as well as your bright sunny pictures!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Gorgeous painting! Well done! Love your sunflowers and those butterflies are just SO beautiful. Theresa

DeLaRenaissance said...

Happy Sunday to you too Jen! Such wonderful photos! Love the painting!!

Kath said...

I love that butterfly, I always liked the camouflaged ones and also moths.
Your painting is very atmoshperic.

Walk in the Woods said...

I've not been to Assateague Island in years … thank you of the reminder of such a magical place.

Sweet painting too. :)

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Lovely photos Jen! Great painting! I've always been fascinated by the Chincoteague ponies. :-)

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Oh my gosh that was fast! And gorgeous! Don't change a thing! List it and watch how fast it sells :)
Those butterflies and sunflowers look gorgeous! Thanks for brightening my day once again :)

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Amazing photos AND painting!
Lots of WOW factor!!

joanne May said...

Hi Jen,
Your new painting is gorgeous. The reflection in the water of the horse is excellent!
The butterfly and sunflower photos are very beautiful. Sunflowers are my favourites. :-)
Summer blessings!
Jo. x

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Love the painting and all the photos you have posted lately! Busy time at work so not much time to post or comment.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

The butterflies and sunflowers a beautiful but that acrylic is stunning! what talent.

Heather said...

Oh, this reflection picture is just amazing!!!!

I love it!