I was inspired to paint several Monarch Butterfly paintings after reading about their plight from a local environmental group that is trying to raise awareness. This is one of the paintings. Monarchs have declined in recent years and the group was encouraging people to plant native flowers and Milkweed that will help sustain the insects. I find these insects interesting and delicate. The Terraskin paper and watercolor paints really lends itself to the magical feeling of the Monarch. This watercolor is framed in a Silver frame with a double white mat.