I couldn’t resist painting this gorgeous creature. The Common Pink Forester, Euphaedra xypete, is an African butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. This watercolor shows the underside of the wings, which is more colorful than the top view. It is the second watercolor of a Forester Butterfly in my Solo Butterfly Series. The first was of the the Resplendent Forester, which was just discovered in 2012 in Ghana. These two watercolors are a bit larger than any of the others in the series, but they are all similarly framed in blond wood with a soft white mat. I always keep three up in my kitchen, although the selection changes as I rotate them in and out of exhibits.