Day 4: Tiny Dots & Circles…

,…and whiskers and eyebrows. It was nose-to-the-grindstone today. I’d mixed up a giant glob of pale pink and didn’t want it to go to waste, so I kept on – doggedly – to use it up. Still thinking that the biggest challenge to come with this one is to get those blue teacups and saucers painted convincingly.

We finally had a relatively pleasant day here, so I took a break and removed the plastic tarps from my stone lions.

And here’s what I found under the tarps: hundreds and hundreds of ladybugs! They were all over. This photo shows the biggest concentration.

On the way back to the studio I found yet another sign of Spring: one of those fuzzy caterpillars. Here is Picasso, inspecting:

Tomorrow I’ll be back in the studio, racing to finish this painting. Gardening season is about to start and painting will just have to take a backseat for a few weeks.


  1. Are you sure those are lady bugs? The reason I ask if that Mama would get lots of bugs we thought were ladybugs in her house. They were not lady bugs. Of course, if these are indeed ladybugs, you have been blessed with pest removers from your garden!!

    I hope they are lady bugs!


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