Australian Admiral Butterfly on White Flower - Oil Painting
I added the Yellow Australian Admiral butterfly to make this a more interesting painting. It’s painted in the Old Masters style of grisaille with colour washes to give good depth and transparency in the colours.
I believe that this traditional style of painting I use, brings out the Intense colours in the green leaves the butterfly and the white flower beautifully.
The Old Masters style of Grisaille of a toned under-painting followed by applying many layers of Transparent Colour, finally gives a glow to the finished painting, that modern techniques cannot recreate.