Sunset Moth Painting by Jesse Waugh

Jesse Waugh
Sunset Moth
Oil on canvas

The Madagascan sunset moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus) is an explosion of color! While I remain loyal to my favorite butterfly Morpho, I can't help that I am enchanted by the beauty of color emanating from the wings of the sunset moth.

Below is an image taken prior to completion which gives an idea just how much color there is on its wings.