Australian Painted Lady Butterfly Oil Painting for sale $350Au
This oil painting was based on a flower I found on one of my walks in Wilsons Botanical Gardens in Berwick Victoria.
I added the 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.
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.
Australian Artist Garry Purcell
Australian Painted Lady Butterfly Oil PaintingDimensions: 50.8cm x 71cm x 2cm (20″× 28″ x 5/8″) Support Used: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas (Staples are on the back of the frame.) Medium Used: Artist Grade Oil Paint
$350.00Au + Free Registered Shipping Australia Only
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. The delicate nature of butterflies is quite amazing, I have watched them fly in what I thought was very windy days, and they seem to cope quite well, even tough their wings look like the will fall off at any moment.