How fun, how interesting. This is the male version of the moth I painted on 9/4. He’s very svelte.
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.
These are such amazing creatures – they look startlingly similar to hummingbirds! Though maybe more gentle. Hummingbirds have more attitude.
When painting series, one discovers so many interesting things about the subjects. Moths are so varied, and the names are wonderful. However, this moth name, though seemingly adorable at first, turns out, is a pest moth. Probably not the last one I will paint.