Speckled Wood butterfly on Arches 140lb rough watercolour

Speckled Wood

Really like the simple colour palette and it works very well indeed, beautiful butterfly

A beautiful image, Bob, and well done to your sister for noticing this butterfly, so often unobserved by many. Glad to read you had the patience to produce the images 'you' are happy with, and happy to place on your wall, this is what painting is about :)

One of my favourite butterflies, lovely painting.

Beautifully painted

A beautiful and skilful painting - you have really captured the light. ( BTW I admired your gouache painting in the magazine.)

A beauty of a butterfly and painting Bob.

Simple colour palette works a treat. Lovely butterfly.

Beautiful, both composition and palette.

Thanks for the comments folks, very much appreciated. I've not painted very much in the past few months except for sketches. I enjoyed doing this watercolour. At present, I'm trying to paint more in Gouache, for a change, and recommend Lena Rivo who has great YouTube videos on the medium...she's a person who has been painting in Gouache for quite a while, and a very good communicator. Although she also paints very well in Oils and Acrylics, Gouache has become her favourite medium.

A really lovely painting, Bob. Like the way the negative spaces between the leaves create a pattern complimenting that on the butterfly's wings.

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A Speckled Wood butterfly, often seen on sunlit paths with areas of shade and plenty of vegetation. Lovely sign of spring and warm days ahead. Seen by my sister on one of her walks. Pretty basic palette of Cad Yellow, Cad Red, Hookers green, Ultramarine and about 4 earth colours used.

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Bob Biggart

I'm an amateur artist who started to paint in watercolours about 1990, when I found that the watercolours I admired in galleries were way beyond my price range. My thinking was that in time I might be able to produce paintings that I could hang on my wall at home, and be happy with. At theā€¦

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