I put the finishing touches on the butterfly painting this week. Overall I'm pretty pleased. Sadly my open studio group is taking a break for the summer. I know with our upcoming move I wouldn't have had time to continue anyway, but I will miss it!
Did anyone recognize the butterfly species as a Gulf fritillary? They are native to Mexico and Central and South America, but my model was a resident of the live butterfly exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville.
Detail of antennae.