Original Art Watercolor Painting Xerces Blue Butterfly (Not a Print, Supports Xerces Society Conservation)

Kimberly Crick


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This painting measures 5" x 7". This painting depicts the front and back patterns of the Xerces Blue butterfly, with metallic blue shimmer to represent it's iridescence. It is an extinct species that once lived in the coastal sand dunes of what is now San Francisco.

Upon sale, a $20 donation will be made to The Xerces Society, a science-based conservation organization that promotes pollinator health, pesticide free habitat, endangered species protection, and healthy watersheds. They also offer a lot of information on their website about how to help the bees and butterflies in your own yard. https://xerces.org/



I use artist quality supplies including cotton watercolor paper, technical pens with lightfast and waterproof drawing inks and professional watercolor paints. How to care for your art: it is never good to let any original artwork or prints stay in direct sunlight, including where it shines in from a window. While most art can remain pristine in indoor lighting for over 10 years, all art or prints by any artist can fade from direct UV light over time. Watercolor paints are not waterproof, avoid placing in areas with high moisture levels. The painting does not come with a frame, but is created in a very common size for you to easily find one on Amazon or a local art and craft store.