Monday, March 31, 2008

Cactus Monday

Since I have only a couple of cactus, which might be considered succulents and not cactus anyway, I decided to go to a cactus identification site to look at what was there. They have pictures of cactus very nicely arranged in alphabetical order. I am going to go through the alphabet to paint cactus. I just love cactus but the ones I am familiar with don't grow in our zone. So here goes... Acanthocalycium ferrarii.

7 comments:

beckie said...

What a good idea for inspiration. Your cactus is wonderful. Common name barrel cactus? Great painting!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beckie, according to Cacti Guide it is not a common cactus. It grows in Artgentina. It only get 5inches across. See we are going to learn a lot from this exercise.

http://cactiguide.com/

Teri C said...

Whoo hoo Lisa!!! I am so happy you have decided to join us on Cactus Monday and it is a great way to find cactus!! Come to my blog and click on the 'cactus monday at the top right and it will take you to 'Cactus Monday" group on flickr and join the rest of us.

You did a beautiful job on this. It look much like a barrel cactus.

gardenpath said...

I am not good at growing cactus, and I don't know all the names, but I do love this! Hope you post them all.

Julie said...

Hi. I am a succulent spaz attack, and am pretty much devoted to them at this point in my life...and I love your cactus here...between you and Teri C., and am gonna have a blast on Monday nights! Great job...looks like a botanical illustration to me!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Teri, I will try once more to get onto Flicker.

GArdenpath, I too have difficulty growing cactus so maybe I will do better painting them.

Thanks so much Julie.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I just love your paintings!
So glad you are inspired!
Sherry