Sunday, December 11, 2016


18 x 14
Pastel on Canson Touch in Tobacco

These are some tiny little yellow cactus flowers from the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. This painting is quite a departure for me. I struggled with what to do with the background. I knew I wanted turquoise blue to be part of this composition, but how??? I finally got so frustrated that I scribbled some hatching or line pattern. From there it grew into more sunburst or magnetic patterns. I'm not sure how I feel about this quite yet, but I've learned that I don't judge my own work anymore. I just do what I feel and let you be the judge. 

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