Piano Key Butterfly Painting

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© Letizia Morley 2017

The latest in my series of butterfly paintings. Here is the Piano Key butterfly, scientific name Heliconius Melpomene. It is native to central and South
America and is also known as the Postman Butterfly. Most often this butterfly is just red, black and white but I found a reference photo with blue accents that make it extra exotic. This is a digital painting done in the Procreate app for iPad Pro.  Continue reading “Piano Key Butterfly Painting”

Blue Common Buckeye Butterfly (digital painting)

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© Letizia Morley 2017

Another butterfly painting…just can’t get enough of them! This is a somewhat more rare type of the Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) called the Blue Buckey butterfly. Common Buckeyes have mostly drab browns and oranges but the Blue variety have really nice purples and blues to counter the warm browns and oranges. This particular one I chose to paint because of the dazzling variety of colors it has. Mesmerizing patterns, too. The Buckeye butterfly is found throughout North and South America. Just because it’s “Common” doesn’t mean it’s not outstanding!