Butterflies with Brambles, original and A5 reproduction, coloured pencils Paula Kuitenbrouwer
I was inspired to this Butterfly Composition after my family went out for bramble picking. There I stood, surrounded by bramble bushes and butterflies. I enjoyed it, despite the many scratches.To match the red and blue brambles, I chose a bluish Purple Emperor, Apatura iris, which is a Eurasian butterfly.For a reddish butterfly, I was charmed by the Comma (Polygonia c-album) with its irregular wing edges. It is wonderful to see that how rich nature makes a simple red-blue theme. It doesn’t feel like a two coloured composition at all. Nature won’t let itself be categorized in colours.