Date created: 2022
Original: One-of-a-kind Artwork
Technique: Soft pastel (Rembrandt) on paper (Fabriano Accademia 200g).
Dimensions: 99.6 W x 99.7 H x 0.1 D cm
An intriguing and serene butterfly painting depicting the Neope armandii is part of one of my last series of paintings. It is a series of artworks with delicate colours and small colour contrasts. This is a calm, sensual, quiet project. When creating it, I use many delicate shades of yellow, beige, and brown. As in many of my works, the composition is central and closed. It is a clear, transparent painting that you can stare at for hours.
I have always thought that brown is my least favourite colour. However, I was very surprised while painting Neope armadii. The wings of this butterfly are mainly in shades of brown, but their pattern is clear and interesting. Numerous brown eyes look at us from the cream-coloured background. Around them, the surface of the wing is filled with a mosaic of brown geometric patterns. Although the whole decoration is in earth tones, you can see here bright, lemon yellow, ochre, chocolate brown, and shades of orange and purple.