Mother Nature by: Paula Cortese

Mother Nature

oil painting with encaustic overlay

Inspired by nature, a beautiful face painted in oils emerges from within the depths of the forest, painted in monochromatic tones on the face to replicate a butterfly’s wing. It imitates birth as she emerges from the darkness of obscurity into the exposure of light. The half wing indicates she is not quite ready to fly on her own but has begun the journey towards independence. It’s poignant placement and contrast of color of the wing serves as reminder of the beauty nature provides for all of us.


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