This my first watercolor of a butterfly which has a given name quite apt for the occasion – Painted Lady. Why it has taken me so long to get to study these incredible creatures in brushstrokes, defeats me! I often watch them and marvel at their flying abilities, so soon after emerging from their chrysalis. Once, I watched two butterflies one following the other about 20 feet behind and copying the exact undulations of an intimate flight plan. That proved to me they had good eye sight and three dimensional orientation as well as the ability to enjoy simple relationships. How uncomplicated.
This painting will be displayed at Brookgreen Gardens Butterfly and Art Festival, June 2 – 3, so if you are in the Murrells Inlet area, do drop by.