Friday, May 26, 2017

Paint Party Friday

It's Friday and time to share a bit of art with all of you folks. It's been a couple of weeks since I've posted... I haven't been doing art. πŸ˜’
Just too busy with the yard and garden and those crazy caterpillars. 
After 24 failures with unhealthy caterpillars we finally have 4 apparently healthy butterflies. Yesterday 2 females emerged and today we have 2 more. Before the day is out today we should have 5 more butterflies. Exciting times for me anyways ♥

Since the past week was just a waiting game and no messes to clean up several times a day I have had time for art. 
Working on two pieces  at the same time. 
  I started with a prepared background that I had made by smearing leftover paints on a sheet of watercolor paper.
Then a butterfly sketched on a sheet of paper for the second one. This was used on a canvas for a mixed media piece. 
Then started adding more details to both...

More details .... 

... and this is where I am at now 😊
The butterfly is nearly done and the other has a lot more work to be done. 
I should  have more time this coming week to finish them and start something else. 
Random Thoughts for Today

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  1. Beautiful these pictures and the design I find very interesting Illustrated.
    The hatched butterflies how nice and well that at least some have come through!
    tolle Zitaten sind das..
    Beautiful weekend

  2. Your work is beautiful as always Carol. Love the monarch and the other painting has great colours and is coming along really well. Looking forward to seeing more. So glad to hear that you have some healthy butterflies at last, that's a great reward for your patience and work, enjoy! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  3. Gorgeous rich paintings.
    Happy PPF ♥

  4. Fab vibrant and colorful art Carol! and hooray for having some of your monarchs thriving!! Happy PPF!

  5. I'm so excited you have some healthy butterflies after the loss of the other ones. How exciting! Hope its a wonderful long weekend. hugs-Erika

  6. It must be so exciting to see the butterflies come out! I love the start of your 2 new canvases, they're looking great already! And your random thoughts are spot on! Might have to borrow some too ;-)

  7. Wonderful art with your beautiful butterflies ~ thanks for visiting my blog ~

    Happy weekend to you ~ ^_^

  8. Some really awesome art, Carol. I love the vivid colors in both of them. The butterfly is fantastic! So glad you had success with some of the real butterflies. It must be so rewarding to see them emerge.

  9. The butterflies look beautiful! Fingers crossed for them.
    Love your butterfly on the gorgeous background. Good Morning! Hang on for the storms today! Praying we all stay safe!

  10. That's a nice piece of progressive art. Luv your inspirational quotes also
    Have a good weekend

    Much love...

  11. Gorgeous butterfly beautiful pieces!! Thanks for sharing your process, and inspirational quotes. I feel they speak my language!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

  12. Carol these pieces of art are amazing. You have such a talent. wonderful to have the butterflies.

  13. Hi Carol, its so cool that you're raising butterflies!
    Love your bright and happy artworks as well :D)