I really got the bug to paint some lilacs a couple of weeks ago and felt that a swallowtail would be the focal point of this painting should I decide to put my ideas on canvas.
I always have lots of ideas for paintings floating around my brain, some come to fruition while others seem to fade off as nothing becomes of them, while more still, get filed away on the back burner for another time.
With this particular piece, I didn't think about it all that much, I got the idea and decided to run with it. I wanted to use black as a background because I knew it would be very striking with the subject matter. All that remained was for me to play around with the orientation of different sized canvases to see which sizes and configurations I wanted to use.
Displayed with a 1/4" between each panel, this piece measures a total of 16" h x 16" w. Each panel is a 1 1/2" deep gallery canvas. The top piece being 8" x 8" and the smaller canvases measuring 6" h x 4"w.
I hope this brings a little springtime cheer into your day.