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Friday, March 8, 2013

Progress of the chrysalis painting

Last but not least in the series of butterfly paintings features the chrysalis stage of the Monarch. Safely nestled amongst the common milkweed leaves, the chrysalis is anchored on the midrib (central or principle vein) on the underside of a single leaf.

Progress of Monarch chrysalis painting in pastel by Canadian Artist Colette Theriault


  1. Very nice. I've noticed most of the chrysalids with a jade green tone. I also saw a brown one, but had to delete it from the blog, because after I watched it a while it was one of those that didn't make it (and stay dark brown all the time).

  2. This is coming along beautifully, Colette...I love how you painted the veins on the leaf...this is going to be another winner!!!