Metamorphosis by Laura Grogan


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I found this newly emerged dragonfly one morning stretching and drying his wings – he rested for several minutes before flying away.

Black ink and watercolour on hot-pressed 300g watercolour paper, original approximate size 4 × 6in

Featured in Miniature Art, 17 May, 2010

> 500 views 12 July, 2010


dragonfly, ink, metamorphosis, watercolour

I’m passionate about ecology, wildlife epidemiology and environmental conservation. I hope that I can raise awareness about the conservation of biodiversity through my art and research (currently researching the devastating fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, which is threatening frogs worldwide). Help spread the word about conservation!

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  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work x

  • You are so kind… now that I’ve finished it I don’t like it! But I guess to be fair, it was the first watercolour I have done in a little over 6 years… so there’s always room to improve!

    – Laura Grogan

  • Sharon Williamson
    Sharon Williamsonover 4 years ago

    Just beautiful!

  • Thank you so much for your encouragement!

    – Laura Grogan

  • fizzgig
    fizzgigover 4 years ago

    love it!

  • Thanks!

    – Laura Grogan

  • Deepak Veerappan
    Deepak Veerappanover 4 years ago

    That’s so cool

  • Thank you!

    – Laura Grogan

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    fab work

  • Thanks! :)

    – Laura Grogan

  • Lenora Brown
    Lenora Brownover 4 years ago

    Phenomenal job and a definite favorite.

  • Thanks so much!

    – Laura Grogan

  • M McKeithen
    M McKeithenover 4 years ago

    Love it. Delicate work. Fantastic! Love the wings.

  • Thanks so much!

    – Laura Grogan

  • Karen  Hull
    Karen Hullover 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful Laura – very delicate and I love the detail – thank you for adding it to the Miniature Art Group! :)

  • Thank you. I wasn’t really sure if this one would fit the group’s description, because it fits the US definition, but not the Australian one… and I’m not too sure what falls into the category of ACEOs?

    – Laura Grogan

  • elkmaster5
    elkmaster5over 4 years ago

    Beautiful work! Your color work is very impressive

  • Thanks! I have a long way to go before I’ll be happy with it, but I’m proud to say that the awesome red bubble community is having the desired effect and getting me back to art!! Which is the main point of the exercise!

    – Laura Grogan

  • elkmaster5
    elkmaster5over 4 years ago

    It is really Great to hear you are finding new inspiration here with red bubble. Your work is very very good and I enjoy looking at it. I understand alot of the struggle to that it takes to produce such work. You have a wonderful touch…….D

  • You are so generous! :)

    – Laura Grogan

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