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"Fly" by carrysmith


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These beautiful butterflies are Ulysses. All of them are male. I just saw the blue and fawn colour together on something and then came up with these butterflies in a rainforest setting which is their natural habitat. I think the two colours work well together. I get inspired alot by colour and the combination of colours together. I saw alot of these butterflies in nature where I grew up as a child in Weipa Queensland, Australia. They are just so magnificent in real life. I could never take my eyes of them. The original oil on canvas measures 60 × 90cm and has sold. To view more of my work please visit my website


australia, blue, butterfly, fawn, fly, insect, rainforest, tropical, ulysses


  • Debbie Sickler
    Debbie Sicklerover 6 years ago

    It was me Carry! I’m sorry you lost all your comments, but thanks for setting this up as a card. :)

  • justlinda
    justlindaover 6 years ago

    Beautiful work, they are a gorgeous blue!.

  • carrysmith
    carrysmithover 6 years ago

    Thanks justlinda. They are more spectacular in real life though. I don’t know how you can get that glow on canvas. The original was painted with irredescent paint on the vains of the wings. Gave a good effect.

  • Quigi
    Quigiover 6 years ago

    great work! that blue really pops

  • carrysmith
    carrysmithover 6 years ago

    Thanks Quigi. I love these butterflies. Can you tell?

  • gemynd
    gemyndover 6 years ago

    truly wonderful work carry, such delicacy and life in this piece…the colour really draws your eye and i really like the dreamy feel to the back ground…easy to get lost in the moment

  • Thanks Gemynd, I just had a gander at your work. That’s great too. I really like the blue leaves. see it’s similar colours isn’t it. i think I have an obsession for that blue

    – carrysmith

  • Jaclynn Burns
    Jaclynn Burnsover 6 years ago

    really outstanding work!

  • Thanks Jackie.

    – carrysmith

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 6 years ago

    Beautifully detailed. The blues are gorgeous and work so well against the tan color. Congratus on having it displayed for Out of the Blue!

  • Thanks Joanne. Do people have trouble getting their pictures displayed in Out of the blue?

    – carrysmith

  • emmz
    emmzover 6 years ago

    awesome detail, really love butterflies, just beautiful…

  • Hi Emmz. Thanks for your comments. Ireally like your work too.

    – carrysmith

  • cathy savels
    cathy savelsover 6 years ago

    Wow! I thought this was a photo. Exquisite detail! I also painted one of these, I just love the electric blue.

  • Thanks Cathy for your comments. I love your close up view of your subjects. I paint like that too. That’s probably why we like each others work.

    – carrysmith

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