Blowflies

Blowflies - Flies
Gouache & watercolour, 1990. Signed limited edition of 300 on fine card. A3, £60.

A plate commissioned for Knut Rognes’ superb monograph of Fennoscandian blowflies published as part of the Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica Series in 1991. Blowflies may not appeal to everybody, but they are quite stunning under the microscope and very challenging to paint due to their complex bristle arrangements (which had to be totally accurate in respect of both size and position), some challenging patterns and textures, plus the blue or green metallic colours of the greenbottle and bluebottles (which required a combination of gouache and watercolour).
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