I’ve added two California butterflies to my poured acrylic painting, now titled “Red Sandstone & California Butterflies“. It’s another hybrid painting, as I use two completely different techniques in it’s creation. The first step is a poured acrylic painting on canvas. The next step is to use a brush with acrylics to paint a realistic subject on the dried background. In this case, I chose to paint an underwing view of a Lorquin’s Admiral and a Gulf Fritillary, both California butterfly species. A Gulf Fritillary appears outside my studio all summer, enjoying the passion vine and lantana flowers. The Lorquin’s Admiral was new to me, but I chose him for his coordinating colors and interesting patterns.