Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Another Critter: "Queen"


This is a woodcut, printed with a press on Rives BFK, to which I've added watercolor. The image is from a photo I took late last summer at Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH. The gardens were in beautiful full bloom and butterflies were everywhere. After a little research, I discovered that the difference between a male and female Monarch is shown by the male's scent gland on each of his hind wings. This butterfly didn't have them, so she's the queen. Both the black and white and color versions will be in the critter show, which opens on November 19.

4 comments:

The Stamping Dragon said...

Hey, I thought I was the Queen! Oh no, I'm the Princess, that's right.
This is beautiful! Can't wait to see the rest of the show.

Barbara said...

Thanks, S.D. I'll post another peek at the show.....

Dawn Mercedes said...

This is awesome! Do you sell prints?

Barbara said...

Thanks, Dawn M. Yes, I offer my prints for sale; a show of prints (with a friend) just opened that will be up until December 27.