This painting in transparent watercolor on Arches paper features the Common Milkweed blossom, the adult Monarch butterfly with its highly patterned wings, and a seed pod with escaping seeds. The painting was commissioned by the Town of Enfield, NH, and used on the town report. Common Milkweed is Enfield's town flower. Its leaves are the food of the Monarch larva. The Monarch butterfly is still in decline.
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© Joan Thomson