Bold and alluring butterfly painting Cethosia cyane, (the leopard lacewing). You can see the wings of a butterflie against a dark background. The wings are red and yellow, the red is vibrant and quite flat, and the yellow goes from bright, cold tones to warmer, more orange tones. There are black patterns on the wings that add to the character.

Cethosia cyane

Date created: 2022

Original: One-of-a-kind Artwork

Technique: Soft pastel (Rembrandt) on paper (Fabriano Accademia 200g).

Dimensions: 99.8 W x 100.5 H x 0.1 D cm

Bold and alluring butterfly painting Cethosia cyane (The leopard lacewing). It is a vivid and intense image with an expressive pattern. The butterfly is hanging on a dark, drawn background. The red and yellow spots on the wings vibrate. Red is juicy and quite flat; yellow goes from cooler tones to warmer shades closer to orange. It is an image with large contrasting spots. The balance of the composition is added by delicate cream shades, sometimes there is also a delicate blue, which seems to be an intruder in this composition and which at the same time attracts the eye and adds character to the whole. Dark, deep tones give the composition its character.

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