Trippy Monarch Butterfly No 1
by Stirling ArtRegular price$350.00 Sale price
This trippy Monarch Butterfly / Kākahu painting pops in psychedelic shades of turquoise, green and blue with copper and gold metallics. This painting is deeply layered and feels almost like it's alive.
The Kākahui / Monarch Butterfly is almost translucent, and the beautiful vibrant colours transcend through it.
The painting has a 3D like feel to it, and you'll notice different things within it depending on lighting and time of the day. This painting took me many months to complete, as it's deeply layered. I love the whole metamorphosis from egg to larvae to caterpillar to pupae to Butterfly. Growing up I adored the 1969 children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The book features a hungry caterpillar that eats a variety of foods, including cake, before pupating and emerging as a butterfly.
This is painting is number 1 in a series of 3 Monarch Butterflies artworks, I've almost completed number 3. The paintings are amazing on their own, or you can hang the series of 3 together like tiles on the wall, or stand upright on a desk, cabinet, or sideboard. Each of the butterfly paintings are different, but the colour scheme is similar.
This series was inspired by the last clip is of the Kaleidoscope Monarch Butterflies on Airlie Road in Plimmerton, Porirua. So adorable! What a treat to see that eh? Lucky me.
You'll see in the corner there's a Peacock Butterfly, while we don't get them in New Zealand, I used to love them when I lived in Scotland. They're a trippy wee butterfly too, they flick their wings and display their owl or eye markings on their wings to scare of predators, but what's even trippier is the Peacock Butterfly can also hiss!
Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) can usually be seen flying amongst the flowers in backyard gardens and parks between September and March in New Zealand. They are super important to our ecosystem as they pollinate many flowering plants. Sadly, monarchs are becoming increasingly rare due to humans destroying their habitats. Their main food source is the swan milkweed and balloon plant, so please plant swan plants if you can. Monarch butterflies communicate with colours and scents. They signal to other animals that they are poisonous with their bright orange wings.
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