Amy's art in progress.
See regular updates of my progress on each new painting.


This is going to be a thistle plant with a butterfly on it. 


Starting to add some of the green background.


More background greenery.


I started to add some of the thistles.


More work on the thistles.  I also added some darker purple to the edges of the main thistle.


More work on the main thistle bloom.  And I also added some of the leaf thistles at the top and worked on the bloom on the right as well.



I started adding the butterfly today! 



I worked on the buds on the right an left today.



I worked on the butterfly today- adding brighter light yellow and some blue.  I also added more to the buds on the right and left and worked on the background leaves at the top- adding more contrast.



I changed some of the plant on top's colors and added more orange to the butterfly wings.


More work on the plant on top and on the bud on the left.


I worked on the  background more today.  Especially the top right.


More thistles on the top.


More work on the background at  the top.



More work on the thistle at the top.  I also made some of the spiky things on the main thistle darker and I also made the sphere of the main thistle a bit more uneven.


I changed the background on the right side.  Made more dark green contrast in the yellowy, lime green area.


More work on the right side background.  I added more bright yellow.


This time I added some blue to the green in the right side and also to the leaves on the left.  Later I toned it down a bit - making less intense- before I finished it.


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"It just got too hard." "It's supposed to be hard, if it wasn't hard 
everyone would do it.  The hard is what makes it great." 
- Jimmy in League of Their Own talking to 
Dottie about quitting baseball.