Background complete and the pencil lines of the moth are still visible.
Nearly done (see, told you I was terrible at WIP pictures)
I'm really happy with how this painting turned out. I took my time and studied the picture, layered the lighter shades of colour on then went back several times to add the stipple in shades of grey. There is a small Fall Fair in town and I think I might enter this little piece into their watercolour category.
Dad's original photograph. The moth was hiding in a dark corner of his fence.
A few more creatures wound up in my inbox the other day. A spider and an amazing close-up of a fly! I'm so excited to paint both of them. They'll also be a challenge, but it's incredibly rewarding to push myself to slow down, plan ahead and study the subject matter.