Alium and Butterfly
9" x 12"
oil on canvas
Still trying to get the hang of using more paint, I happened upon this smallish butterfly on one of my beautiful Allium and couldn't help but try to capture it on canvas.
My grandfather had a collection of butterflys carefully pinned to velvet and a net ready to catch others. At the time I was both fascinated and repulsed by the beautiful display. Now I wonder how that gentle man could have wanted to kill these lovely creatures. It was all the fad in those days. We are such a product of our time, whether we know it or not. Not sure what kind this one is. It might be a black swallow tail. Anyone know?