I'm back with my latest painting, which features a vine
called aristolochia tagala and it features the common
birdwing ( troides helena ).
The common birdwing is the second largest
butterfly in Singapore and the females easily take
on a wingspan of 180 mm. It is a CITES protected
butterfly, as all other troides species. In Singapore it
is uncommon but always stays around its hostplant,
aristolochia acuminita , but may also use a. tagala.
The painting is in oils on a 11 by 14 inch canvas and all
the elements are life sized.