|The butterfly was so quick!|
|Daniel Smith watercolor stick--French Ultramarine Blue|
|Had to add the butterfly and the half open blossom.|
I started these out on a drizzly day, testing out my blues and purples and pinks to find the right combination. Daniel Smith French Ultramarine Blue watercolor stick was better than the DS Cobalt Blue for this subject.
Then today, the sun came out and I saw the buds of my hydrangea respond by starting to open up.
I saw a very dramatically marked butterfly pollinating my subject. It was so quick, but visited again and again. That gave me a chance to note the way that it almost looks upside down and the head is not where you might think it is. I think it might be the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail.
|iPhone Live photo, Press to see brief video|