Sometimes nature gives something back. Like when a butterflyspecies that was almost extinct suddenly has new growth. This applies to the white-letter hairstreak (iepenpage). Of these beauties new ones were spotted in Gelderland, the Netherlands. That's news that truly makes me happy. This rare butterfly always sits whit it's wings closed. That's why I painted it seen from it's belly.
acrylic on canvas 5x5cm (2x2"inch)