“Blue Butterfly” is included in the collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature“. It was created for the special 2014 children’s book project “Grandpa Smiles“. Since then, Natalie has published several oil painting books for children and is currently working on the third in a series of books for adults/families.
Grandpa Smiles is my first oil painting book. I wrote it about my son and my late father. Dad died young (age thirty-seven) after losing his battle with cancer. He didn’t live to see me grow up, get married, and have children. But somehow, my son has a special bond with the grandpa he never met. This simple picture book illustrates how Grandpa smiles; watching over his grandson’s life from birth and every year since.– “Grandpa Smiles” book by artist Natalie Buske Thomas
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