Friday, April 22, 2016

Paint Party Friday

It's Friday and time to party with the artist
Thanks again to Kristin & Eva for hosting this weekly event ♥♥♥♥
I missed last week. It's SPRING and all of my time and energy went to working in the yard and gardens. I'm much slower than I used to be so it's taking me longer to get things done. 
So I'll share a couple of flower painting from last year and a few garden photo's from this week. 

 The top one is one of my favorite paintings from last year ♥
The flowers this year so far have been stunning. Mother Nature has been kinder to them.
 The lilacs were so full and smelled so sweet 
 I was afraid the frost had killed most of the apple blossoms but I was wrong :) 
 The Tiger Lilies are coming on strong and I can barely wait to see them bloom. Last year was so wet and cold they didn't even get this big much less bloom. So far the dog is being good about digging in them. Cheyenne Pepper seems to be working it's magic there . 
 My multi-ruffled tiny white daffodils are always the last ones to bloom. The shot below is to show you how small the blooms are . Even thought the leaves and stems are normal sized.  

 The Iris are just starting to bloom in some of the beds. When the big bed is in bloom it's beautiful. 
This is Jazz :0) one of the 3 blue eyed cats we own. He's an interesting character that is constantly into everything and bringing things out to the living room to show us what he's found. He can open cabinet doors and drawers so unsafe things must be kept locked away. 
Here is my current art that I'm working on. It's almost done....just a bit of background fill in still . It's my oldest granddaughter done  up a bit in a fantasy atmosphere. 
 The inspiration photo is of her and her sister playing dress up last fall. 
I painted her sister in February ...
Ok ... one last Random Thought for today and then I'm out of here and outside for 
Earth Day :) 
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  1. Wonderful art, old and new, and the first piece is one of my all time faves. Great photos, too, your flowers are doing well, and your cat is a regal beauty, wow! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Your paintings of the granddaughters are super, Carol. You got a very good likeness. And the paintings from last year are so gorgeous. Both have wonderful backgrounds. (I love backgrounds and sometimes I notice them first.) Your flowers are so springlike and your photos are perfect for today - Earth Day.

  3. I'm so in love with your garden Carol. Your almost finished painting looks beautiful. I remember seeing the starting stage of it early this week.
    Happy PPF

  4. What beautiful flower paintings and photographs! Just lovely.

  5. A very enjoyable post. Lovely painting, I love the first one also and beeayouutiful flowers. Love em.

  6. Beautiful paintings. Thanks for sharing the nice photos, too.
    Happy PPF xx

  7. I still so love your top painting! Beautiful paintings of your granddaughters and your flowers are awesome. I don't think I have ever seen Jazz! Enjoy the weekend, Carol!

  8. You are so very talented! Beautiful garden and paintings.

  9. fantastic portrait paintings Carol! Lovely art and oh what inspiration you have to continue with those beautiful blooms. Gotta love the fur babies too:)

  10. Wonderful paintings! They have such a Victorian air about them. Love your flowers too!

  11. Oh how wonderful love all the photos of flowers in your garden,,,your animals and lovely granddaughters!
    These paintings are sooo special...they will be treasured for sure!! Good job! Glad you were able to get out in your garden!

    Hugs Giggles