30 Moths of September, Each 6×6 Acrylics on Paper
Here they are, in all their glory – virtually! Thankful to have completed this set. I learned a lot about acrylics, and learned I have a lot more to learn.
I would like to announce that my artist friend, Ellen Vieth, has picked 8 of my Moths for the November show at her gallery – Little Pink House Gallery, Genesee, ID. Yippee! Thanks, Ellen!
What’s on for NEXT month? I’m thinking about gouache. Not sure what subject. But it IS October. Stay tuned!
9/30 – Picture Winged Leaf Moth, Male, 6×6 Acrylics on Paper
How fun, how interesting. This is the male version of the moth I painted on 9/4. He’s very svelte.
9/29 Joseph’s Coat Moth, 6×6 Acrylics on Paper
As a child my parents took us to a bunch of musicals. I remember them fondly. As an adult I realize how expensive they were! But what an experience, which I remember to this day. We saw Joseph and the Multi Colored Dream Coat, and I would like to say that Donny Osmond was Joseph, but I can’t be sure.
9/27 Hummingbird Moth, 6×6 Acrylics on Paper
These are such amazing creatures – they look startlingly similar to hummingbirds! Though maybe more gentle. Hummingbirds have more attitude.
9/24 – Oleander Hawk Moth, 6×6 acrylics on paper
I love the common name of this moth. Oleander reminds me of a Southern ghost story, of a servant slave girl who tried to come back to favor to her owners by baking a cake for the children (and their mother). She added oleander leaves into the cake mix to make them sick so that she could nurse them back to health, but tragically added too much, and poisoned them instead. The ghost of the servant girl, and the children, are said to haunt the plantation.
9/22 – Hylophora Cecropia, 6×6 Acrylics on paper
I admit that I am a little behind, today’s moth will debut tomorrow, so it could be a two-fer day. My little family did a strenuous hike yesterday, and I am still recovering. Epsom Salts and Ibuprofen are on the menu.