BUTTERFLY WING-SCALES

 

BUTTERFLY  WING-SCALES

MATERIALS:
WATERCOLOUR, GOUACHE & OIL PASTEL ON PAPER

These paintings are depictions of the surface of butterfly wings, which are covered in millions of tiny vibrant scales. Some of these pieces are based on actual butterfly species, others are looser interpretations of the concept. I created these artworks as a reminder of the incredible wonder and magic that can be found right in front of us if we only take a moment to notice or look a little differently.

Butterfly Wing - Scales No.46 by Chelsea Hopkins-Allan 2016.jpg

Scales on a butterfly wing,

as seen under a microscope