One of my great joys is doing butterfly paintings!
Now that I am retired, there is more time for gardening. I plant flowers especially for the butterflies. When I see these gorgeous creatures,
I snap photos for reference material for more
Lots of fun - enjoy my paintings!
The "Buckeye Butterfly" is a dark colored butterfly with its
big eye-spots. It is a frequent visitor to many yards.
I photographed it
when I saw it on my white daisy Chrysanthemums. It made such a beautiful contrast
that I wanted to do this butterfly painting.
It is painted with the mixed media method I explained on the how to make Awesome Paintings page.
The original painting is on a sturdy 11x14" archival Aquabord manufactured by Ampersand. When the painting was thoroughly dry I sprayed it with a UV resistant coating that seals the watercolor paint.
Traditional watercolor paintings on paper have to be matted and framed under glass. This painting can be framed without any glass. The original painting is available.
Get various sized prints from Fine Art America.