I loved painting this one. Everything just seemed to work and I am really pleased with the result.
I have found another reference photo of a butterfly. This time a American Lady. I have painted the background so will paint the butterfly in the next few days.
Also, I ordered a few Raymar 6 x 8 canvas panel to try out and they should arrive next week. Just want to try them before placing another order for panels. The Raymar panels are a lot lighter than the Ampersand Gessobord panels, are available in a few different sizes and come in packs of 10 so I am looking forward to trying them out.
Flame Robin measures 6 x 4 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Patrick Kavanagh for the reference photo.