The exquisite butterfly painting “Bamboo treebrown” (Lethe europea) is full of delicate nuances. This artwork is based on multiple shades of ochre, orange, and brown, from very light to deep, reddish ones, complemented by cold pinks and dark, saturated purples. This composition is based on a limited colour palette, yet it shows a remarkable attention to detail. White spots shine amid the tangle of earth tones. It is a calm yet hypnotising composition. White lines running vertically through the delicate wings immediately attract our attention, and dark eyes peek at the viewer with suspicion.
This painting catches the eye and urges the beholder to come closer, to appreciate its nuances and details. How often have you wanted to watch a butterfly’s wings shimmer in the sun? We know well that butterflies are skittish creatures, it is difficult to get close to watch them without scaring them away, and yet… sometimes it happens that some decide to sit next to us, or even directly on our skin. In such extraordinary moments we can look at this surprising creation of nature until suddenly the insect flies away and is gone. In fact, there is no butterfly in this painting, only wings hanging in the empty, vibrating vastness of paper, motionlessly waiting for our gaze to encounter them.
- Dimensions: 100 cm (width) / 100 cm (height)
- Technique: Rembrandt soft pastel + Conté à Paris fixer
- Light fastness: no less than ** (up to 100 years according to ASTM Standard D4303)
- Paper: Fabriano Accademia 200g + custom background
Year and place of creation of the exquisite butterfly painting Bamboo treebrown:
2022 – Olsztyn, Poland