24 July 2013

Moth Gate

I was commissioned to paint moths on this gate & gate post!

And these are the species I was asked to paint;
Emperor moth male & female, Large Emerald, Scarce Silver-Lines, Lime Hawk, Bulrush Wainscot, Convovulus Hawk moth, Privet Hawk moth, Pebble Prominent, and Scarce Burnished Brass. 

I used enamel paints, which I have used before but not for this kind of detailed paintings. I always thought that enamel paints dry very slowly and they are pain because I can't just wash the brushes with water and soap! But I really enjoyed it and I think it looks nice. I wonder if anybody would like me to paint moths on a narrow boat!?!?!