Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: This small insect oil painting features a close-up of a red ladybug sitting on a red flower, creating an almost camouflaged environment for itself. The artwork is signed by artist Teresa Bernard.
This painting’s small size makes it perfect for small rooms or areas where space is limited. It measures 6×6 inches and is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas. Ladybug #2 won’t need a frame because the painting’s composition spreads out around the edges of the canvas giving it a fashionable look. Framed or unframed, this painting will look great in your home or office, or any place it is put on view.
I named this painting “Almost Perfect Camouflage” because the red color of the ladybug blends in so well with the flower he/she is sitting on. A natural predator would have to look very close to see it.
Where did they get their name? Are all ladybugs female? What do you call a ladybug that is a male? How can you tell them apart? All great questions!
Ladybug is the common name for Coccinellidae, a Latin word that means scarlet. It is also the American name for the insect Europeans call the “lady beetle” or “ladybird beetle.” Whether you call them ladybug, ladybird, or lady beetle, the name has its origins in an old legend from Europe during the Middle ages.
The Legend of the Ladybug
Legend has it that pests were destroying the Europeans’ crops, so Catholic farmers began praying to the Blessed Lady (the Virgin Mary) for help. Soon afterward, they noticed tiny black and red beetles in their fields eating the unwanted pests. Their crops were miraculously spared of any damage from the infestation. The farmers attributed their good fortune to the tiny insects called “the beetles of our Lady.” The red color of the beetle represents Mary’s cloak, and the black spots her sorrows. Eventually, they came to be known as ladybugs.
Ladybugs come in both male and female varieties, and both sexes are called the same thing… “ladybugs.” It is hard to distinguish male from female ladybugs with the naked eye, although females are larger than males. And that is hard to determine unless they are next to each other.
Ladybug #2 has a companion called “Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight”. Companion paintings are sold separately. Whether purchased with its companion or not, either of these paintings will look great proudly displayed in your home or office.
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