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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cactus Flowers

This is about 6 x 8 and done in ink & watercolor. It was done for the April project in the Southwestern Art forum on WetCanvas. The reference was provided by my friend, Jo Castillo, who is a wonderful pastel & oil painter who lives in Texas. I love flowering cacti but they are rarely seen here in NY, so I couldn't resist painting this. Thanks Jo!


Lin said...

This is FABULOUS!! I LOVE how you showed just how glorious those flowers are!! GREAT JOB, Joan ....! Are you sure some of them won't survive the winter there?

Michelle Himes said...

Beautiful flowering cactus. I like how you did the spiny things too. I can almost feel them.

Joan said...

Lin - Thanks. From time to time I see cactus plants surviving here, but I've never see them in bloom.

Mickey - I thought of Fran's friend, Gwen when I saw this reference. Thanks.

Jo Castillo said...

You are most welcome. You captured the vibrancy of these and touched it off with the ink. Just lovely.