I often use butterflies when painting my Landscape of Dreams and am always looking out for new and interesting ones to use.
Some time ago ,at night, I saw an unusual moth in my garden, but,unfortunately did not have my camera with me. It was large and had an magnificent pattern of black and white stripes.
Then, last week I saw another one, in broad daylight, sitting on the baseboard of my fence.
This time I managed to get a photo. I think it is a Jersey Tiger moth and, according to my butterfly and moth book,Wimbledon is quite far north for it...
I will probably do a watercolour study of it to begin with and may then use it in later paintings.
Until next time