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Monday, February 1, 2010

Painting #16 Baby Barrel Cactus


I painted this for Cactus Monday because it lives in front of our house and is just a baby barrel cactus about 1.5 inches in diameter.  When I almost stepped on it I decided small is good for close observation and a painting.
The surrounding stones are also very small and I decided to de-emphasize them in the painting leaving just a hint so the cactus was the main focus.

Next year this baby will be twice the size.

6 comments:

kslaughter said...

Wow, this is cool, Teri! Almost an abstract. Are you looking at the cactus from overhead? I love the transparency of this picture~~

Laure Ferlita said...

Nice suggested background, Teri. Love the variety of colors back there and how it helps us to focus on the cactus.

Teri C said...

Yes, I was looking straight down on it. Actually I had to get on my hands and knees to get it sketched out, lol

Claire M said...

I really get the feel of this cactus from this painting - especially the little 'hairs' the fly out of the points. I'm not sure what they are called, but I sure recognize them.

Kelly said...

Way cool......love the background and the green in the center. The prickles look really prickly!

Krista Meister said...

Yep, I just love the cool angles at which you see things, Teri. Very interesting views. What a cute baby cactus too!