Sunday, February 3, 2008


A North American butterfly which can be found from Maine to Mexico, it is easily recognized by it's distinct wing pattern resembling eyes.
I've been fortunate to see this butterfly in wooded areas, but as yet have never had one visit my gardens.
This is an ACEO size original watercolor. I added a slight shadow under the wings for added dimension, giving the appearance of being mounted on the paper.
J. Elaine Hays (Lanie)


Erika Nelson said...

Guess I didn't see this kind of butterfly when I went to the butterfly house in Branson - beautiful!

Theresa Bayer said...

Almost thought it would fly off the screen. Nice and fresh.