This is a Mexican Fencepost cactus. Also called an Organ Pipe or Organo. I like that one. It is shaped like a star from the top. The spines are along the edges, they are short and give the appearance of “hand-stitching”. Dressed and ready for the ball! Work in progress. Nothing is working here. Oops, hehe.
Here’s a winner though. Saved by the sunset!
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. Charles Bukowski
I have a feeling I have linked to this video before. But the song came to mind while I worked on this, so I am sharing it again. Hope it will add a skip to your step!
Thought about getting away from the linear layout. Not sure if I like it. But it doesn’t help that I goofed the sky. Ended up too dark. Doesn’t add any light between the stems.
Funny, but I seem to be posting a lot of pieces that I am not completely happy with. Well, there are still some to come. I will have a count at the end, but there are at least five. That is almost a quarter of the work for the month.
Yet, I am posting them. And I am not feeling, in any way, like they are failures. Not sure if that is because I had to work ahead. (Wanted to.) Or if it is that I am becoming more comfortable talking about the learning process. Thinking about the process, instead of being focused on the end result only.
I had fun while painting this, and that counts!
Well here it is the day before I leave on my trip. And I STILL need to paint my gift for the baby shower. Sometimes I work well under pressure. Let’s hope this is one of them!