Monday, April 30, 2012

Do you want to attract butterflies?

Fay Terry, ZINNIAS AND QUEEN BUTTERFLY, 5 x 7 " oil on museum quality panel, ©2012

This painting is available at ONE ELEVEN MAIN in Aberdeen, NC

One of my favorite flowers, which is easy to grow from seed, attracts large numbers of butterflies and blooms all summer long.  Zinnias come in many bright colors and tolerate heat well. 
Butterflies need places to lay eggs, food plants for their larvae(caterpillars), places to form chrysalides, and nectar sources for adult butterflies. Zinnias are one of the best butterfly nectar flowers and are a real taste treat for the butterflies.
I want to thank my friend, Goran Wibran, for giving me a copy of his photo to paint this from!


  1. This is beautiful. I did a double take..It looks so real! Zinnias are my favorite flower too

    1. Thanks, Page, I don't do many 5x7's for my dailies, but I think I may start. Sometimes I just want a little change from the square format.

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    1. Thanks Lori, I almost changed the flowers to a different color, thinking it might be too much orange. I'm glad I left them as they were in the photo- I don't usually like to make a change like that. I appreciate your comment!


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