Small Purple and Gold
Small Purple and Gold

A hand coloured etching of a moth - Small Purple and Gold, Pyrausta aurata.

This day-flying moth caught my eye many years ago in our garden in Oxford — a little glimpse of bright purple fluttering among the herb pots. It was tiny (about the size of a thumbnail) but exquisite, and was a tempting target for the brand new (at the time) macro lens on my camera!

The species is widespread across England and Southern Scotland. Its caterpillars feed on mint.

Artwork details

Title: Small Purple and Gold
Year: 2022
Medium: Etching with aquatint and watercolour
Paper: Hahnemühle Etching Natural 300 gsm
Paper size: 29 x 34 cm
Plate size: 21 x 26 cm
Edition size: 20
Price (unframed): £200.00
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