Mixed Media Painting

I feel that contemporary realism is an expressive style.  I am intrigued with combining gilding on fine art paintings, it brings a whole new dimension to a work.  This piece is called “Butterflies are Free”.  It nice to contemplate the life of a butterfly sometimes, they are such delicate little creatures, yet their little lives hold a powerful message about the fragility of life and whatever you do, bring beauty to the world around you.