Monday, June 9, 2008

Cactus Monday - Barrel Cactus

I found a pictures of a clump of Barrel Cactus. I tried to do a loose painting. It failed. I must try again. This painting turned out looking like a bunch of squash rather than cactus. Geez. This just shows me that I need to take more time and think through what I should do.

6 comments:

Forever Young said...

a very good illo. happy cactus monday cactuteer.

Theresa in Mèrida said...

I love this painting, it makes me smile. Wait a few months and look at it again with fresh eyes, you will be amazed. Sometimes when I am involved in creating something and it doesn't work out how I planned, I dislike it, all I can see is how it falls short of what I envisioned. After putting it aside for awhile, I can look at it with fresh eyes and see the project as it is, not as I expected it to be.
This is a lively watercolour, I really do like it alot.
regards,
Theresa

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Howdy Forever Young. Glad you stopped by.

Theresa, I know what you mean about looking at a project after the fact. It does get a bit better but I don't know about this one. I will wait and see. Thank you for your encouraging words.

Teri C said...

I knew instantly that it was a cactus and Theresa is right. Look at it later and it is amazing how you will wonder why you didn't like it.

Try the same view again and see what happens.

PS, my brother said there is water everywhere but he is okay.

Teri C said...

Oh, and Happy Cactus Monday! :)

Theresa in Mèrida said...

Lisa, you have to check out this cactus photo http://blissbloggin.blogspot.com/2008/06/im-first-mate-and-i-have-shirt-to-prove.html
it is stunning!
regards,
Theresa