Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cactus flowers

It has been such a long time since I last posted, but that doesn't mean I haven't been working on art. I have several plein air paintings to edit, a pastel to repeat and I am working on a new charcoal. My intention was to do an easy charcoal so that I could finish it fast, but when I start gathering objects I always end up with something a little more elaborate that what I had in mind. So far I have almost half readable, and I soon plan to post a WIP. I keep discovering things in it that hace a lot to do with the story behind it, making this journey exciting and fun.

In the meantime I will post this picture of some cactus flowers I came across in one of my outings at the ranch. I love this season because all of these exotic plants bloom this time of year and I ask mysel how a plant that can look so vicious and maybe unattractive to some, can offer such gorgeous colors in its flowers.