Michele Clamp Art

Swallowtail Butterfly - The End of the Palette

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Swallowtail Butterfly.   Watercolor by Michele Clamp.  11"x14" on 200lb Bockingford rough.

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I still haven't moved over to the new palette as I'm trying to use up all the paint in the old one (amazing how long it lasts).    I'm left with a lot of orange, red and pthalo blue so colorful butterflies came to mind.

 It was good fun to use some bright colors for a change and he came out fairly loose.  Pretty happy I think.

I did a quick sketch in the small 5x7 sketchbook :

This actually came out cleaner which is often the way.   Easier on a smaller scale though.

For completeness here is it part way through when the initial orange washes went on :