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Saturday, April 4, 2015

"D" is for Dragonfly - A to Z Blog Challenge

In Evening of the Dragonfly, the lovely little dragonfly creature is bittersweet for our heroine, Farrah Ferand. She has memories that connect the graceful dragonfly to her most tragic moments.

Because of her dragonfly encounters, Farrah has researched its symbolic meanings and is captivated by them. One of them tells her about "going past self-created illusions that limit growth and change." She needs that positive direction as she creates new paintings, one by one, for the one-person exhibition in the city.

There's color magic in the dragonfly and an opening to creative imagination, she learns. Surely, she needs both of those.

"Dragonflies and Portals to Other Planets" ©Mary Montague Sikes
Then, there's the mystical part--the dragonfly flitting through portals to other worlds. That information hits Farrah hard and leads her to create the 18" x 24" watercolor painting "Dragonflies and Portals to Other Planets".

Her tree painting hangs unfinished in the studio. She will work on it over the weekend and post a photo of the finished 18" x 36" canvas on the Monday blog.


Nilanjana Bose said...

Dragonflies are magical! Totally love them. Your painting is beautiful. Great entry for D, thanks.

from Madly-in-Verse

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Dragonflies, have a certain glow that makes them cool, that is not the right word... you hit the description in your post well... the art is awesome.

Welcome in the letter "D"... thank you!
Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

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Sharon Arthur Moore said...

Ethereal! I am still wowed by this challenge. Amazingly creative! I look forward to the progression of paintings and ideas.

Entrepreneurial Goddess said...

Hello there.
I like the colours you used...I love colour, but pinks and purples are my favourite. Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for visiting my blog.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dig the image and the title! So very science fiction.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Nilanjana, thank you. Dragonflies ARE magical with so much meaning!

Jeremy,thanks for visiting and for the comment about my art.

Sharon, thanks for following my paintings as Farrah creates her show.

Thanks for visiting, Entrepreneurial Goddess!

Alex, I love science fiction art!!!

Intangible Hearts said...

My heroine imagines riding on the back of one!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Intangible Hearts, what a great image--riding on the back of a dragonfly!

Sharon Marie Himsl said...

The dragonfly sounds wise. Lovely image, I think my favorite so far. Curious about your audience age range (missed it if you already said :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti - I love dragonflies and damsel flies .. they have such translucent colours and dart around all over the pond, plants and nearby plants .. gorgeous painting again - portals to the world ..

Cheers Hilary

Pamela said...

What a great theme - love your paintings. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Paula Kaye said...

I love dragonflies. Your art is awesome!

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Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thank you, Sharon. I like this painting, too. My book is for an adult audience.

Hilary, thanks. I love portals and have painted a variety of them.

Pamela, thanks for visiting!

Paula, thank you!

Marian Allen said...

WowWowWow! This has got to be one of my favorite paintings EVER! I love dragonflies, and space, and color, so ... WOW! :)

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