Now the cone flowers (purple echinacea), are blooming beautifully with fritillary butterflies flitting all about them. How can I resist?
There are two butterflies on one of the flowers. They are mostly an orange color and I'll add black and white markings when the paint is dry. I also add more details to the flower petals:
Here I paint the markings on a third butterfly in the lower right:
Here is the completed painting below:
|Cone Flowers & Fritillary Butterflies 11x14 inch watercolor|
This delicate effect painted with a light touch is exactly what I am looking for. Often it takes a few tries, but is worth the extra effort.
And the study that I did outside? Some of it I like, so I crop it into two 7x5 inch pieces:
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