Australian Admiral butterfly on a White Flower Original Oil Painting for sale $350Au
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Australian Artist Garry PurcellDimensions: 551cm x 61cm x 2cm (20″ x 24″ x3/4″) Support Used: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas (Staples are on the back of the frame.) Medium Used: Artist Grade Oil Paint This oil painting was based on a flower I found on one of my walks,
I added the Yellow Australian Admiral butterfly to make this a more interesting painting. It’s painted in the Old Masters style of grisaille with colour washes to give good depth and transparency in the colours.
I believe that this traditional style of painting I use, brings out the Intense colours in the green levves the butterfly and the white flower beautifully.
The Old Masters style of Grisaille of a toned under-painting followed by applying many layers of Transparent Colour, finally gives a glow to the finished painting, that modern techniques cannot recreate.
As an Australian Artist, I believe that trying to capture a small snapshot of what our natural surroundings look like is important for future generations to look back in time at.