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Monday, August 30, 2010

Painting #88 - "Bishop's Cap" Cactus

I did this from a photo I took last year.  It is called a 'Bishop's Hat' and the shape of it IS this odd but it bothers my eye when I see it.  It is an interesting and different kind of cactus.
I tried a few different things on this painting.  I covered the wet paint on the cactus itself with an old t-shirt and it gave a wonderful texture that is very close to the real cactus.  Then I used acrylic for the line between the dark and on the top as it was a fuzzy kind of growth and of course, it looks better in the real painting.
Another fun experiment.


L.W.Roth, said...

I love the texture the tee shirt added. A nice tip to keep in mind and a great use for the many tee shirts I've retired due to paint stains.

Brinda said...

So do I. And what a good tip as well!