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March 17, 2011
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Girl with Blue Butterflies by MagpieMagic Girl with Blue Butterflies by MagpieMagic
Inspired by Jan Vermeer, the Grant Wood's American Gothic and René Magritte
I wanted to re-create an old master with a modern twist.
It was fun to do, however, I had more problems with taking things out again than with finding things to put in... LOL There was a lot of texture work and actual painting involved with this one.

I hope the image speaks for itself, however, in case it doesn't - the blue butterflies are symbolic for all the dreams we have when we are young and the keys for all the choices and options that are open to us. I leave it up to you to decide the girl is thinking. :-)

Portrait II 3 by AimeeStock

Braid by NiennaAlatariel
Blue by RhapsodyinAlto

Blue Butterfly by Fully-Stocked
Butterfly 2 by jxp3397
Dreamweaver69stock 130 by dreamweaver69stock
butterfly 4 by kayne-stock
Key 1 by matazidah
Key 2 by matazidah
Key 3 by matazidah

Key by stockimagine
Ghost Key by bluewave-stock
FREE STOCK, Key 1 by mmp-stock
O-key dokey... by chop-stock
Bows PNG by AWorldOfMagic by aworldofmagic
Backgrounds and Textures
Doors by PirateLotus-Stock

Red Gold Floral Background by Enchantedgal-Stock
Daguerreo Texture Set by Shadowhouse
New Square Texture Set by Shadowhouse
High Altitude by dazzle-textures

didn't hear you leave by CKdailyplanet
Arabesque Brush Pack by ElementsUnleashed

17 Grunge Border Bars Brush Set by Shadowhouse
Ropes -n- Chains Brushes by redheadstock
Lace mix by NadinePau-stock
Hair brush set by para-vine
All other images/textures/stock/brushes my own.

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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Hi ^.^ I featured this here: [link]
MagpieMagic Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Thank you! :-)Much appreciated. :-)
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
I bought this as a Christmas present to myself, and it just arrived! It looks great ^.^
MagpieMagic Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I only just noticed this. :-) Thanks for buying the first print I ever sold on DA! xoxo ♥
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Yay!! My pleasure ^.^
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I featured this here: [link] ^.^
MagpieMagic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Thank you so much and I am so sorry for the late reply. :-)
shelldevil Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
:wave: This image has been featured Here
MagpieMagic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Thank you so much. :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)
Fully-Stocked Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Wow! I saw it and instantly thought of American Gothic. It would make a great cover for a DVD on a movie-- one of those ones where some girl is trapped in a dreamworld and has to find her way out (or try to).. maybe with butterflies being the trigger that puts her their (or gets her out in the end).

Anyway, thanks for using my stock! I'm glad the Blue Butterfly ( [link] ) found its way into such a well done piece.
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