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Alexandra
04-01-2010, 11:25 PM
Up close and personal with Butterfly and flower.
Having fun with art brushes, oil, knife, glitter, airbrush, pen, and pencil.

wenkat
04-01-2010, 11:50 PM
Many wows for the picture. Well done Alex!:)

Caesar
04-02-2010, 12:20 AM
It's a really engaging, fatal attraction for both, I'd say, dear Sandra!
This painting, so gorgeously texturized, seem to transmit quite well this appeal and almost magnetic force driven by the plant urge on reproduction.

coops
04-02-2010, 12:22 AM
The flower is most beautiful Sandra and the effect you have on the wasp/bee it great. Altogether a wonderful painting:)

alkratzer
04-02-2010, 02:44 AM
Nice work Sandra! I really like the subject and the composition. You are inspiring me to try my hand at a butterfly!

Alexandra
04-02-2010, 04:09 AM
Wenkat, Thanks so much, I appreciate that.:)

Cesare, Thank you so much, and for your always beautiful comments too my friend.:)

Katie, Thank you very much for your kind comment. You know, I copied this insect from our book on butterflies and moths. I added the background and created a flower for it. I think it looks more like a bee too.:)

Al, thank you! I have some great DK learning books with oodles and oodles of great graphics for inspiration. I love to paint insects the most.:)

D Akey
04-02-2010, 05:00 AM
Ah, a member of the troll doll air force. :D This is soooo cute Alexandra. I love it, him, her. . . Very fanciful. Nothing like a macro lens feel in a photo or painting. The scale automatically grabs my attention and I'm completely intrigued. Well done. :):):):):)

AT-TA
04-02-2010, 05:19 AM
He is so cute with those fluffy hairs up and seems so busy that he doesn't mind anything. Very good work Sandy.:)

Alexandra
04-02-2010, 08:27 AM
Thank you D Akey! I think it might be a male, because the males are the most beautifully colored. I am so happy that you enjoyed this.:)

AT, Thank you so much. He is ready for some nectar, and maybe going to dig for it.:D

Valerie
04-02-2010, 08:45 AM
All I can say is WOW WOW this is outstanding Sandra.:):):):):):):):):):):):)
Val

mannafig
04-02-2010, 10:56 AM
Such an intriguing perspective dearest Sandra it works beautifully:):)

foxytocin
04-02-2010, 11:33 AM
You are so gosh durn creative! The macro perspective is a great idea...

Bluemoon
04-02-2010, 12:49 PM
I love this one Sandy - it should be the cover for a science-fiction novel. Very very cool.

Alexandra
04-02-2010, 01:12 PM
Thank you all so much for your kind and generous comments, I really appreciate them Val, Amanda, Foxy,and Sister Bluemoon. You have made my day!:):):):):):):):):):):):)

Mairzie Dotes
04-03-2010, 04:32 AM
Alexandra,
I honestly had to catch my breath when I first viewed "Attraction."
This is an amazingly wondrous and fancyful close up view of the world
of a butterfly. What a striking beauty and so well painted! :)

Alexandra
04-03-2010, 06:09 AM
Many thanks MaryAnn! I am happy that you liked it!:)