Brimstone Butterflies on Loosestrife
The Brimstone is a fairly large, pale yellow butterfly, with distinctive, leaf-shaped wings. Adults hibernate through cold weather, so can be seen flying on warm days throughout the year. Usually seen in ones or twos, they are never very common, but are widespread. They can be found in damp woodlands, along sunny, woodland rides and mature hedgerows. They prefer nectar from purple and yellow flowers and are responsible for the pollination of woodland primroses.
I have used a black ink background to accentuate the vibrant and contrasting colours of the flower and butterfly
Fabriano 185lb watercolour paper.
Painting size 4.75'' x 6.75'', Total size with white mount 8.25'' x 12''
Backed with artists' greyboard and cellophane wrapped for presentation.
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W 12.07 cm x H 17.15 cm
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About the Artist
Apart from an 'A' level in Art, I am self-taught. I have painted throughout my life and it is a source of joy and constant exploration for me. The passion I feel for my work is expressed through my diverse subject matter and vibrant colours. Growing up in a small village in Cambridgeshire I spe...