Friday, July 15, 2016

Paint Party Friday

Thanks again to Eva & Kristin for keeping us up and running here!!!! 
A Big High Five to Faye also for being chosen as the featured artist of the week. Love her watercolors ♥♥♥♥
Still  playing outside mostly but have done a bit more art this week. 
One was another practice piece for the 
class I'm taking over at

Two more of the wild cats using different techniques. I will love learning different ways of doing things and seeing how they turn out in my art. 
The second piece is a work in progress that started out as a background practice piece and then turned into a piece on garden pest. 
The Great Tomato Horn Worm to be exact!  The beast that is determined to do my tomatoes in. 
He's so ugly he's almost pretty and I hear it will turn into a beautiful night moth if allowed to live. Everyone I find becomes lizard food!!!!  Oshi thinks they are a delightful addition to his diet and actually gets all excited when he sees me adding one to his cage. 
I try to find them when they are small but they are good at hiding and get big fast! 
So that's what is happening in my little part of the world. 
Calm and peaceful compared to many places this week.  My heart goes out to all of those who have suffered from the violence this week and I pray for a way to bring peace to our world one day soon.

 Paint Party Friday


  1. Love the foxes. Perhaps you should paint that nasty tomato predator before feeding it to your lizard! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Carol, I am so impressed with your wild cats! Both techniques worked beautifully. I do wish I could draw animals that well. The horned caterpillar gives me the shivers every time I see one. I don't have tomatoes this year so I'm not picking them off anything. Wonder how they find tomato plants so easily? Thanks for the high five! Wishing also for a more peaceful planet. I think if PPF controlled things, it would be a place of peace.

  3. Hello Carol,
    I also signed up for the Children of the wild class, but have not watched the videos yet.... summer can be so busy. Love your cats! Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  4. Your wildcat illustrations are simply amazing Carol!! Love your garden art too. I do know what you mean about those tomato horn worms :(
    Happy weekend!

  5. I really love your wildcats! Interesting to try out those different techniques. I don't know the tomato horn worm, and I understand it can be a pest, but I think it's beautiful ...

  6. Wonderful wildcats...just loves those faces!! Oh dear about those least someone loves them!! Great quotes once again!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. Very cool wild cats, particularly the orange one. Whoa, that is a big caterpillar!

  8. Good Morning, Carol! The wild cats are wonderful. We didn't have anything bother the tomatoes so far but the Japanese Beetles were the worst we have ever seen. Spider mites on the junipers!