Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blue Mountains


Blue Mountains - Acrylic and texture mediums on 30 x 40 canvas
Available for purchase at http://www.jessicatorrant.etsy.com/


This painting has layers of gritty pumice stone under the paint. Surrounded by all of the green foliage in the backyard, I'm just naturally drawn to using this color. Today has been a great day. I had a cool experience of going out to the studio to set up, getting giddy about the cleaned space and skipping back to the house to get something. On my way, this dark brown butterfly that I've seen every day since the first warm days of spring fluttered up to me and hovered a few inches away from my face. It startled me and I sort of dashed away from it. Seconds later I was saying out loud, "I'm sorry butterfly, I shouldn't have been scared of you". Once I got whatever I needed in the house, I headed back to the studio looking around for my butterfly buddy. I stood in the backyard looking around and then all of a sudden it fluttered towards me fast and I wasn't scared, I raised my hand up and it landed on my wrist! It stayed there for a good 45 seconds as I stared at it in awe whispering to the butterfly telling him how pretty he was. I took a step and he flew off, dancing above my head for a bit then flying off into the woods. It was a real connection and it boosted me up before I started painting. After that encounter I giggled realizing I all of a sudden had "The Sign" by Ace of Base in my head for no apparent reason.

3 comments:

Heather Jerdee said...

Jessica I'm really glad I read your post tonight. What a awesome, beautiful thing to share and girl that positive attitude of yours is infectious :)

Jessica Torrant said...

Thanks Heather :)

Maria-Thérèse said...

How very, very odd! I just wrote a post a couple of days ago about my friend who went on a walk and a butterfly landed on her hand and just kept sitting there.....

Are they coming to us (you) to finally reveal The Secret? :-D To bring good luck and protection - that's what I think...