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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!


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.