Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

California Native Butterfly Series
Oil Painting
by Donna S Schaffer

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Oil Painting
Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary
18"W x 24"H

This oil painting by Donna Schaffer is based on some photos she took at the Pacific Grove, California Monarch Sanctuary which is one of the places along the California coast that this species overwinters. In her yard Schaffer has some showy milkweed and narrow-leafed milkweed, but no Monarch butterfly visitors yet.
     Some of Schaffer's paintings are accomplished on-site or "plein aire", other paintings are based on her sketches, color notes and her personal reference photos. Schaffer's painting interpretations range from using thick paint (impasto) on some creations to smooth, detailed observations on others. Contact info is below.

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