Original Floral Oil Painting By
Australian Artist Garry Purcell
Title: Australian Admiral butterfly on a White Flower
Dimensions: 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
PayPal Buy Now $350.00au Including ShippingThis 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.