9/16 – Lily Moth, Polytela Gloriosae
Again, names are marvelous. These delicate insects are so varied in colors and patterns – this one looks like a deep blue persian carpet.
Painting #17 & #18 will drop tomorrow. I participated in a paintout in Bellingham, WA this weekend. Trish Harding (Trish Harding School of Art) organized a fun, two day event. We painted along Holly St in the quaint historic downtown area. The weather was marvelous on Saturday, and Sunday the rains waited until the afternoon to arrive. There was a touch of smoke in the air, but otherwise, good painting weather. I painted (2) 6x12s and (3) 4x5s. Maybe a couple might actually be good.
9/14 – Garden Tiger Moth, 6×6 Acrylics on Paper
The Garden Tiger Moth is found throughout the Paleartic, and are mostly nocturnal.
9/13 – Milionia Basalis Pryeri, 6×6 Acrylics on Paper
A lovely little gem, native to Japan.
9/12 – Rosy Maple Moth, 6×6 Acrylics on Paper
What colors! This moth is adorable – pastel pinks and yellows. And so fuzzy.
9/11 Crotilaria Podborer – 6×6 Acrylics on Paper
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.
9/10 Chloroda Tricolor Moth, 6×6 Acrylics on Paper
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.
9/9 Merveille du Jour Moth, 6×6 Acrylics on Paper
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!
9/8 – Bella Polilla Amarilla, 6×6 Acrylics on Paper
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.
9/7 – Embroidered Aqua Moth, 6×6 Acrylics on Paper
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.