After a "short" (in terms of eternity) time I am continuing my art blog.
My new painting routine is to produce small daily paintings. I often paint several at a time--like a warm up exercise--then give attention to those I like the most.
Also I am moving on to more non-traditional techniques, like painting with fingers, which include scratching with fingernails, scraping with a palette knife, and/or using a new medium I recently discovered: water soluble crayons. You can dip them in water and draw on canvas or paper; like watercolor pencils.
After visiting the butterfly garden at the Seattle Center, I was inspired to paint butterflies. I never had painted them before... I don't know why. I love butterflies! And dragonflies!!!... By the way. (Mental note to myself - will paint them someday).
I didn't try to do any particular kind of butterfly, although I used some photos taken in the garden for reference.