Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cactus Tuesday

5" x 7" watercolor on Winsor Newton hot press in my new fold up sketchbook. It took all four of these to get one that had a more loose feel to it... may have to do with becoming familiar with the subject.

5" x 7" Watercolor on Winsor Newton hot press I made a new fold up sketch book to experiment with the hot press paper.

Watercolor in 11" x 14" Raffine Sketch book 100 lb.paper


Quick soft graphite sketch on packaging paper.

10 comments:

kazumiwannabe said...

To me the three colored ones are equally beautiful, if different! It's very interesting to see the different versions and your explanations of what you want to achieve and how you see you work!

Jenny said...

This cactus art is beautiful -- each of 'em.

Re your question at my blog, your page loads fine. There are some blogs that have ten-or-so, large images per post and lots of posts on one page. You have a reasonable number of posts and a reasonable number of images on the page.

And, the art ain't bad ... okay, it's very good! *lol*

Margaret Ann said...

Love these Lyn...I am fascinated by the fiery vibrant background of the third painting...It looks just like our sunset did last night...remarkable!!! Gorgeous work!

freebird said...

Love these. Ours bloom mostly in fuschia but occasionally we see one in yellow. I think you did a great job.

purplepaint said...

Oh these are gorgeous!!! Love the colors in the top one! Marva

Arty Velarde said...

These are nice lyn

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cactus. The pink almost gives them a sunrise or sunset feel. I love your glass work. it's magnificent.

Roxanne Steed said...

ohh - reminds me of when I lived in San Diego!! I do miss it a LOT! I love the yellow blossoms on these cactus - we'd see them in the canyon from time to time.....beautiful!

Jan said...

Wow! You said on my blog that my watercolor was nice - boy! you were just being kind. I'd love to paint like this!

susan said...

Lyn thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog. You asked if I was from Minnesota--no, I am from Michigan. Your blog is lovely...I love the pictures of your cacti and onions. I take it you must live in the Southwest. Thanks again.