Day 8 - Socialite

Every now and then I paint a subject with little or no background - In particular birds.  A friend once said that I am painting "Botanical Birds".  I like the description and now am painting "botanical bugs"


My Day 8 painting for this event is called “Socialite”.  Eastern Yellow Swallowtail butterfly.  This is a 5x7" transparent watercolour on Arches 300lb paper.  It is matted and ready for your  8 x 10"  frame.

Available on my website by clicking HERE  for $95

Socialite shown in mat

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

This beauty was a frequent visitor to our Siberian Pea Shrub earlier this summer. I could not resist painting it - after chasing it around with my long lens to "capture" an image. I completed this work to experiment with sealing and varnishing a watercolor on paper in order to frame without using glass. I have to admit, I purchased the recommended products and am nervous to use them.