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Art of the Day: Thursday May 24, 2018

Japanese Beetles

- by Cathy (Kate) Johnson

This week's theme: 'Tis The Season

Here in the Northern Hemisphere it's still meteorological spring, but actually, for many of us it's summer. With the summer temperatures come the buzzing, flying, crawling, biting, six-legged attendants of the season and we at EBSQ are happy to share some of them with you.

Art: Japanese Beetles by Artist Cathy  (Kate) Johnson
Japanese beetles may be the gardener's bane, but I find them fascinating. Scarab-like in shape, colorful creatures--a challenge to paint with their glossy carapace. Watercolor on smooth (hot press) paper seemed the perfect medium, and a botanical-art handling with a clean white background made these little guys stand out. (They appear to be planning where to go for lunch...)


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