Winsor & Newton Watercolor on Bockingford Paper 9″ × 12 "

My inspiration for this painting is the beautiful poem To A Butteryfly By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

I’ve watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless!—not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!

This plot of orchard-ground is ours;
My trees they are, my Sister’s flowers;
Here rest your wings when they are weary;
Here lodge as in a sanctuary!
Come often to us, fear no wrong;
Sit near us on the bough!
We’ll talk of sunshine and of song,
And summer days, when we were young;
Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.

Tags

butterfly, watercolor, angela burman, fine art, semi abstract

Born in Cardiff, but now live in the West Midlands. Graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts.

Key styles: impressionism, abstracts and whimsical,which cover a wide range of subject matter from pure abstract, figurative, portrait, still life, nature and wildlife.

Media used: oils, acrylic, mixed media, collage, textiles and digital photography and photoshop.

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Comments

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 4 years ago

    What a beautiful poem and watercolor!! Well done!

  • Thank you very much Angie

    – Angela Burman

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckeralmost 4 years ago

    She’s so pretty Angie…love the colors you used…beautiful!!! Butterflies are so wonderful and beautiful poem to go with!!! :o)

  • Thank you Dawn for your great comments. I adore butterflies and Wordsworth, well what can say :))

    – Angela Burman

  • rosalin
    rosalinalmost 4 years ago

    wow…..amazing work,Angie ! Explosion of colors and beauty :))

  • Thank you Rosalin you are very kind :)

    – Angela Burman

  • geoff curtis
    geoff curtisalmost 4 years ago

    Just beautiful, such lovely words too.

  • Thank you Geoff, appreciate your lovely comments :x)

    – Angela Burman

  • Igor Shrayer
    Igor Shrayeralmost 4 years ago

    Amazing painting dear Angela! Fantastic choice of colours!

  • Thank you for your kind words and support Igor. I always appreciate it very much

    – Angela Burman

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakalmost 4 years ago

    Fits so well with this beautiful poem. Love the shades, especially the pink, and of course, the antennae. Beautiful!

  • Thank you Lynne for your great feedback, really appreciate it :)

    – Angela Burman

  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 4 years ago

    such a beautiful painting and wonderful poem amazing color Angie love it lee

  • Thank you Lee for your kind words. Really appreciate them. Love your avatar by the way xxx

    – Angela Burman

  • Yvonne Lautenschlaeger aka medea
    Yvonne Lautens...almost 4 years ago

    SO beautiful!!

  • Thank you very much Yvonne :)

    – Angela Burman

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 4 years ago

    Oh so beautiful words , matched with a fabulous colourful composition !… Another outstanding work my dear Angie

  • Thank you Paul for these lovely words. Makes my day xx

    – Angela Burman

  • Wildwings
    Wildwingsalmost 4 years ago

    A lovely watercolor to match Wordsworth poem. Beautiful!

  • Thank you very much

    – Angela Burman

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