I have to admit, I have had a hard time getting started each day. Seems I think about what to paint, longer than it takes for me to actually paint. Haha. Indecision. Not procrastination. I have a folder full of images, cacti, that I would like to paint. I just have a hard time deciding.
I guess that’s not a bad problem to have. I would like to start earlier. And finish before midnight. Tonight I set a goal for myself. To complete the piece in 2 hours. I wasn’t sure I could. I haven’t been timing myself. I stop for breaks and get distracted. Sometimes. But I sat down to work and didn’t stop until I was done. I had 2 minutes to spare.
Did you know cactus spines are actually highly modified leaves? This helps to prevent water loss from the surface of a leaf. The spines can also provide shade for the cactus and reduce airflow around the plant.
I love this! Those red blossoms really make it pop!
Thanks Dave 🙂 I love painting those. They’re like fancy jewels. LOL:)
Fastinating info. Beautiful painting
Congratulations on beating the clock
Haha, thanks, Christine. Have fun painting today 🙂
I really like this one Sheila! And, I like the Einstein quote too.
Thank you Val, so nice to hear. I had never heard that before, and I thought it was interesting he would consider self-criticism an asset. Of course, It is fitting for artists as well. 😉 Happy creating Val 🙂
I love your cacti! Use your photos like tarot cards. Place them face down an each day choose!😍
Haha! I love that Idea Carol! Thank you. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods 🙂
Sheila, you turned your two hours into glory! this piece has it all: composition! color! jewelry (that cactus knows how to accessorize, i tell ya)! contrast! sparkle! texture! variegation! i am especially taken with the delicacy of the spines, the range of greens in the cactus, the grit in the sand area.
WOW! Dotty, thank you 🙂 Your comment deserves to be framed and displayed on the wall 🙂 Thank you, my friend 🙂