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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Orange Cactus Bloom

'Desert Sunshine' 11x14 pastel
After painting the big poppies I decided to paint a cuctus flower with the pastels I still had out of my box. I also did an underpainting with gouache. I love using these vivid pastels. Every once in awhile you meet someone who thinks that pastel paintings are all soft colors...'pastel'. These intense reds and oranges certainly show otherwise!

2 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

Oh my goodness... The colors in this is just so luscious!!! WOW WOW WOW..

You really do know how to plan and execute a beautiful painting!!

Vanessa said...

Such vibrant and captivating colours! Your work is beautiful. I hoe I can take one of your workshops one day. Definitely planning for it sometime soon.