Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

California Native Butterfly Series
Oil Painting
by Donna S Schaffer

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Oil Painting
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly
18"W x 24"H

This oil painting by Donna Schaffer is based on some photos she took during a private docent-led tour of Hallberg Butterfly Gardens in Graton, California. A native plant named Dutchman's Pipevine has been growing at the gardens for over 80 years. This species of swallowtail requires this plant to lay their eggs upon.
     Some of Schaffer's paintings are accomplished on-site or "plein aire", other paintings are based on her sketches, color notes and her personal reference photos. Schaffer's painting interpretations range from using thick paint (impasto) on some creations to smooth, detailed observations on others. Contact info is below.

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To obtain pricing information for this original oil paintings send an e-mail to: dsscha@hotmail.com or call Donna Schaffer at 707-328-5281