Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gray Hairstreak Butterfly Sitting on a Pumpkin

All summer I tried to get a great photograph of a gray hairstreak butterfly. Out of all of the butterflies that visit my yard this is my favorite. They are so tiny, not much bigger than the white clover flowers you can find them sitting on.   They are also quite quick so just when you think you have the perfect shot they fly off.
I featured this stunning butterfly on my final autumn painting of the year.
The butterfly is sitting on a curly vine attached to a vibrant orange and purple pumpkin. Burgundy leaves decorated in gold glitter are found falling in the background and covering the ground.  
A vintage plastic frame that I painted with orange acrylic paint and red glitter paint surround the colorful painting.

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