Painting 41 of #100daysofbritishfloraandfauna is a Scotch Argus. I’m going to hunt for these guys up in moors and grassland once July rolls in. I think they are still caterpillars munching at the moment 🐛As usual it’s painted with watercolour paint then a little finishing touch of gouache and watercolour pencil ✏️
A Wall butterfly for this evenings painting session, so called because they are often found sunbathing on walls 😎☀️. I’m really enjoying painting all the different British butterflies within#100daysofbritishfloraandfauna. But reading about their reduction in numbers while researching is a real downer😞 These guys have gone from relatively common to mostly around coastal areas in the Uk and particularly uncommon in Scotland if you want to find one
Painting number 39 is a colourful Jay. These guys are one of favourite from the corvid family. This jay was a wee bit tricky to paint so im going to file this one away for further study and a repaint on some good watercolour paper. I need to work out how to capture that pink grey plumage and maybe add a wee bird mohawk that the jay sometimes sports
A quick sketch of a Nuthatch for painting 38 of my 100 day project.
Number 36 of 100! I’ve only got 11 butterflies left on my list to paint. That’s left me with quite a few spaces to fill but I’m not sure what group of creatures to pick next!? Moths, beetles, fish? Time to do a little researching🤓
This will be the one and only white butterfly in my #100daysofbritishfloraandfauna 🦋 It was a bit tricky but some black watercolour pencils saved the day! When it comes to painting I much prefer the butterflies that are lovely orange and brown colours
No.33 of #100daysofbritishfloraandfauna. A dark, neutral toned ringlet for todays painting. You can find these in the woods during the summer bouncing about high grass and branches when they are not brilliantly camouflaged. That’s 8 British butterflies in my little painting project so far and i’ve got many more on my list ready for painting!