This original painting of a Monarch butterfly won the 'Future Promise' award in 1988 at the Buckhorn Wildlife Art Festival. The little yellow flowers are Common St. John's Wort which bloom close to the date of St. John's Eve on June the 24th.
I seem to have an affinity for Monarch butterflies. The Monarch is so attractive with its contrasting rich burnt orange and intricate black markings. I have produced three original paintings of Monarchs which have all sold.