Butterfly watercolour painting by Sophie H. the first one sold pretty quickly. With this painting I wanted to get the feeling that the butterfly’s were dancing across the picture. I used two tones in each butterfly of a cooler version and a warmer version of the colours, this brings some parts of the wings forward and others feel curved away. The shadows also helped to give an idea of fluttering off the page. I was going to paint flowers in the background or foliage but decided that the butterfly’s alone made such a pretty picture.