Friday, July 19, 2013

Colorful Cactus

"Colorful Cactus"
oil pastel on paper
6" x 9"
available here

A little vibrant Southwest painting, based on photos I took in Tubac, Arizona this spring...

reference photo

This was a fun one, playing with shapes and color. Painted on Sabretooth blue paper in oil pastels. Below is the Nupastel underpainting, after an alcohol wash was applied.

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