I absolutely love the shiney metallic blue of this butterfly and it is a shame that this is the only photograph I got of it at the Butterfly Gardens in Niagara Falls, Canada. I suppose that this means I will have to make a trip back someday to get more photographs!!
I never thought I would enjoy painting butterflies so much (not sure why.... perhaps it was the greens of the plants or so just something about their delicateness) but I am having a total blast painting them.
The blues are a combination of Titanium White, Phthalo Turquoise, and Light Blue Violet. The greens are a combination of Titanium White, Sap Green, Cadmium Green Hue, and Green Gold.