Are butterflies dead?

All day, coming and going,
flashing blue sky, into my eyes.
Haphazardly zig zagardly
Fluttering iridescent fluorescent luminescence.
They rock.

When I see butterflies I see movement.
Constant beautiful movement.
I want to capture this beauty, this sense of aliveness. Butterflies aren’t dead.
They have dazzle, living in the moment, they got razzle.
So how to paint this, this non deadness…….

Could take a picture-
but is just one moment.

Could video-
Captures the movement, but you only watch once.

Could paint a realistic picture-  
Still ain’t alive and moving.

So how to capture in paint-
  Beauty AND aliveness, in constant movement
Always an interesting problem……
wicked alchemy