Monday, January 2, 2012

Cactus Jack

12x9 watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb CP paper, Daniel Smith paints.  I started with a limited palette of quinacridone gold, permanent rose, and manganese and cobalt blues, doing an underpainting first.  This is from my photo taken on the Tucson VA hospital grounds where was lucky enough to see a still jackrabbit posing for my camera.  The saguaro stands tall, the guardian of the desert, over all living creatures.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Love the cactus. It has such a commanding presence. The jackrabbit is a great surprise too......