How to Paint a Monarch Butterfly with Acrylics

I love butterflies.

The monarch butterfly is the butterfly that migrates like birds do.

They are large and brighten our backyards here in the Midwest in the summer.  Planting milkweed attracts them to your spots.

Come paint a butterfly with me. 

Supply List for Monarch Butterfly

  • 10”x10”x1.5” Artists Loft Canvas
  • Filbert Brush-10
  • Round Brush- Size 1
  • Flat “Shader” Brush- Size 2
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I used Golden Paints- all “Fluids”, except where indicated.

  • Indian Yellow Hue (Medium Body)
  • Titanium White
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Green Gold
  • Primary Cyan
  • Carbon Black
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Primary Yellow
  • Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold

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