Picture Profile: 1703 Fairy Flower and Brimstone (Native English Bluebell)

SOLD: 1703 Fairy Flower and Brimstone (English Native Bluebell) Picture Profile

Botanical Illustration. Artist Code: 1703. Hyacinthoides non-scripta (British Bluebell) and Brimstone Butterfly (Gonepteryx). SOLD (private sale). Completed July 2017. Original life size Water colour on Aquarelle Arches 100% Hot Pressed cotton rag paper (240lb). Unframed size 14” x 20”.

Painted for a special worldwide Botanical Exhibition in May 2018, my picture unfortunately failed the selection process. However, it was fun painting it. Resource material was collected from Bourn Golf Club, Cambridgeshire.

A Little Poem:

The Fairy Bells of Native Flower
Give seeing eyes a pleasurable hour
Long elegant stalks in breezes sway
Seeds from flowers come day by day
Neath waking trees in leafy glade
The flowers must bloom before the shade
of summer’s plume blocks out the light
and hides till next year such a sight
And snow white bulb will grow so plump
As brimstone hides in leafy clump