This painting was based on a flower I found on one of my walks.
I added the Australian Painted Lady Butterfly to make this composition a bit more interesting.
My painting was created in the style of the Old Masters, using a black and white under painting first, then applying transparent coats of oil paint over it.
There are many coats of paint needed to produce that beautiful deep green seen in the background.
The results are a painting that appears to have a 3D effect, and you can look into it, rather than at it

Australian Painted Lady Butterfly on Pink Flowers - Original Oil Painting by Garry Purcell

Artwork Name: Australian Painted Lady Butterfly
Artist: Garry Purcell
Medium Used: Artist Grade Oil Paint
Support Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas (Staples are on the back of the frame.)
Canvas Size: 50.8x71.1cm (20x28inch)

I added the Adding the Australian Painted Lady Butterfly to create a more interesting painting to look at.
P.S. Does anyone know what this flower is called.

Adding the Australian Painted Lady Butterfly on Pink Flowers
Adding the Australian Painted Lady Butterfly on Pink Flowers


Close up of the Australian Painted Lady Butterfly so you can see its detail.
Close up of butterfly and flower showing painted detail in that area
Close up of butterfly and flower showing painted detail in that area

The finished painting came out rather nice.
ustralian Painted Lady Butterfly on Pink Flower - Original Oil Painting by Garry Purcell
Australian Painted Lady Butterfly on Pink Flower - Original Oil Painting by Garry Purcell
Artwork Name: Australian Painted Lady Butterfly
Artist: Garry Purcell
Medium Used: Artist Grade Oil Paint
Support Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas (Staples are on the back of the frame.)
Canvas Size: 50.8x71.1cm (20x28inch)

I made a short video showing the different steps I used in creating my artwork.