A beautiful tiger swallowtail backlit on purple flowers. In this piece the goal was to portray the swallowtail backlit with the light just pouring through those beautiful wings. To carry off the effect that I was after I had to strengthen the shadow on the lower wing, and portray a corona around the outer edge of the top wing. The light on the swallowtail was repeated by the light passing through several leaves.
I do accept ideas for commissions and would love to talk with you about it. I am lucky enough to paint creatures and locations that inspire me.
If you are interested in a painting, two things are required: patience and the knowledge that it is my vision that you will be receiving, based on information shared between us. If we do come to an agreement, you will receive a one-of-a-kind Stephen Koury treasure.