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Saturday, January 21, 2012
Postcard From Brazil
While Carnival rages on in Rio, Gannon ventures into the deepest Amazon rainforest. He is after photographs of the Brazilian Morpho butterfly. He found the perfect shot in the highest reaches of the tree canopy.
This postcard is encaustic/mixed media, using image transfer, accretion and PanPastels. The butterfly is hand cut, painted with watercolor, dipped in encaustic medium, painted with blue Pearlex and attached to the card. Photographs never do encaustic work justice.