Heart and Dart
8.5cm x 13.5cms
Watercolour, gouache, coloured pencil and gold leaf on board
Another fantastically named creature. This is one of a group known as cutworms which eat through the stem of plants. It burrows into the underground roots of the plant or feeds on its leaves and shoots at night. During the day it hides in the soil.
These exquisite little paintings showcase the beauty of our native moths. Their patterns and colouring is almost jewel-like and as most are nocturnal often completely unknown. Their modest beauty, sometimes evocative names and nocturnal secrecy fascinates me. They may be overshadowed by their better-known cousins, butterflies but there are currently 2500 moth species to 59 butterflies species in the UK.
I love pattern and embellishment and have extended a lace-like design around each moth, echoing their colours and shapes. I wanted to accentuate the feeling of their preciousness by including gold leaf, which makes the paintings dance in the light.
These come carefully wrapped and signed.
Available framed and ready to hang. Please allow an additional week for framing. (Framed price is for standard framing only. Additional mounts, Artglass or other choices may increase price slightly.)
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