I just couldn't stand how overworked the butterfly painting was...and I wasn't very happy with the abstract, either...so did them both over (well, started the abstract over and finished the butterfly again).
Not THAT sure the butterfly is better but it is not overworked in color - not lots of brushing. I prewet and dropped the color in and let it blend and flow = much better in that respect. But the wings are uneven (perhaps that left wing was tilted up a bit in the photo?). Oh, well, not going to beat this to death so this is it for the blue morpho. May do another and another until I can match what I want on paper with what I see in my mind for these.