Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly ACEO in acrylics

When I came across the reference photo for this butterfly, I just had to paint it.  I don't see that many butterfly around were I live.  Quite a few years ago, I visited Cairns and they have a butterfly sanctuary at the top of Kuranda.(  They have some  beautiful butterflies -  I just didn't take that many photos back then which I now regret.  I will have to see if there is any butterfly sanctuaries closer to home.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.


Many thanks to Rodney Campbell for the reference photo.