Friday, February 19, 2016

Pastel Hues Prickly Pear Cactus

11x15 watercolor on 140 lb cold press Kilimanjaro paper finished today.  Using one of my cactus prickly pear photos I isolated one area, drew it in pencil, then painted it using pastel pinks, yellows, sherbet oranges.  Blooms were done in green shades, so all is opposite what you see in nature.  Years ago I took the same photo and did a half sheet larger scene using same colors for a pleasing southwest art design.
Image COPYRIGHT 2016 Kay Smith.

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