Painting, Sketching & Enjoying Arts

Small White

There is a lot of dry earth between the rows of lavender In Provence. Usually there are small dusty stones on that dry earth but on one place I saw brown and yellow lichen. And on that lichen a ‘small white’ (Pieris rapae) was waiting to be photographed, sketched and painted. The Latin name is something I had to look up. It looks scientific 😊 but it also gives me the opportunity to find some new facts about the butterfly. In this case it turns out there are three white (and maybe more-I am not sure) versions of this butterfly. In fact it is a family of Pieridae. If you also include the yellow versions of this family there are even more family members.

I am certainly not going to paint them all but if I see them, I will make a sketch.

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