The Garden Tiger Moth is found throughout the Paleartic, and are mostly nocturnal.
Some days go by unnoticed but not today. A bright flame of a moth, in tribute of the victims and heroes of 9/11/01.
The natural world is amazing. So many varieties, especially in the insect world. One of my friends suggested I paint a spider. Nope Nope Nope.
A spectacular moth, “Merveille du Jour” is a perfect name – marvel of the day. Common to England and Wales (sometimes Scotland) with distinctive markings. They look almost marbled!
What a lovely name, “Beautiful Yellow Moth” – sounds so exotic. The real name seems to be Amaxia Pulchra Tiger Moth. Which is also pretty cool.
Google failed me. I could not (easily) find information about this moth, other than Embroidered and Aqua. So there. It’s an Embroidered Aqua Moth.
Antheraea Celebensis – 6×6 acrylics on paper.
Oops I did it again – I signed up for another painting Challenge. Considering the chaos of my daily life, I am really not sure how I will do it, but, that’s the challenge of it, eh?
I realized today that I have been participating in these daily painting challenges for about a decade now. A decade! I first started out with the Forgotten Works Challenge in Seattle, and brought the concept with me to Idaho when I moved there in 2011.
My Theme this challenge – Moths on Patterned Backgrounds. Please follow along, either here, on my blog, or on my FB/Instagram Pages (@DanaAldisStudio) or on the blog Leslie set up for the Challenge (under my Space Invaders promo)