Saturday, June 23, 2018

Prickly Pear Shadows

It's not often lately that the time and the desire to paint happen at the same time, but that blessed day arrived- at last!  There are many changes happening in our lives that have kept me on the run both physically and mentally and painting time has been scarce.  It was so lovely to be working in the studio today.
Prickly Pear Cacti bear their fruit in summer, so the light is intense and the shadows are dark and deep.  My favorite! 

Since I enjoyed painting a Grisaille Agave so much I have been wanting to try it with a prickly pear cactus as well.  By the time it was drawn out with the mask applied and all the black ink added, the day was about over, but adding the color is the fun part so I'll be chomping at the bit to get back to it soon.

Thanks for stopping by!  Alice