Australian Painted Lady, Phillip Island

$500.00 (tax incl.)

Oil on Wood Panel   41 x 31 cm A common butterfly, Vanessa kershawi is often seen here in spring…

Oil on Wood Panel   41 x 31 cm

A common butterfly, Vanessa kershawi is often seen here in spring (now!), in its native habitat. I hope you mainly notice pattern and movement.  I love to watch these insects, as they disappear and reappear: they are masters of disguise and evasion – their erratic flight patterns outwit the birds who would eat them – and they are seldom still, making them difficult to paint or even watch! I love being in the wild environment where I do try to follow them.