This painting was based on a flower I came across on one of my walks.
I added the Australian Painted Lady Butterfly to make this composition a bit more interesting.
My painting was created in the style of the Old Masters, using a black and white underpainting first, then applying transparent coats of oil paint over it.
There are many coats of paint needed to produce that beautiful deep green seen in the background. The results are a painting that appears to have a 3D effect, and you can look into it, rather than at it.
Close up of the Australian Admiral Butterfly to my oil painting
Medium Used: Artist Grade Paint
Support Type: Gallery Wrapped Stretched Canvas (Staples are on the back of the frame.)
Support Dimensions: 50.8 x 71.1cm (20 x 28i nch)
Price: $440.00 AUD PayPal