Silver bordered fritillaries are beautiful butterflies that require violets for their larvae, specifically birdsfoot violets. Fairly rare, I’ve only ever seen them in very high quality habitat.
I wasn’t happy with the background and so kept simplifying until it suddenly resolved into what you see. I was really pleased with the graphic, wave-like look. The pink lines are the previous year’s little bluestem, and the yellow flowers are (probably) Helenium autumnale.
This 6×6″ painting can be purchased at https://www.dailypaintworks.com/Artists/Melissa_Pierson-10908