Monday, November 24, 2008

Cactus Monday - Matucana haynei

Here it is another Monday and I got a cactus drawn this weekend. It is Matucana haynei done with Prismacolor pencils. I was trying to figure out how to make the green of the cactus with all those spines when I remembered Teri's black paper. I thought I would use green paper instead. It worked for me. I didn't have a very good grade of green paper this is construction paper. The waxy pencils didn't like to adhere to the paper very good but it was fun trying it. I started to put a bunch of the gravel around the cactus but whew, it is a lot of work to do that. I wore out after just a few rocks were done. I must purchase a better color paper. I would like lots of different colors. I might be inspired to various projects. Happy Cactus monday to all...

12 comments:

soulbrush said...

i think thisis fantastic against the green background, but black would be stunning. hcm fellow cactuteer.

Debra Kay said...

Happy Cactus Monday-lovely art work today.

Teri C said...

Oh wow Lisa, it turned out beauteous!!!

HCM!

PS, I giggled when you wrote about you and friends making zentangles in the restaurant. did you take pics?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Teri, we did have fun making the Zens. No I didn't have my purse with me let alone a camera. I am sure they are in the dump by now.

Flying Colors said...

Really like what happened here in achieving the white thorns! Great dynamics and movement in this still Cactus Matucana... regal!

HCM from another cactuteer...

Stapeliad said...

This is beautiful! The colors just glow. The green paper was a good choice- really makes the colors in the flower vibrate. Happy Cactus Monday!

studio lolo said...

Whoa, this looks great! The paper will fade though, so be careful nit to let the light get at it :(
Canson makes lovely papers in an assortment of lightfast colors. Try them!
Happy Cactus Monday!

marianne said...

Wow Lisa, I think it is just perfect!!!!!!
before I read your words the first thing that came into my mind was how clever this green paper!
You had some trouble with the paper, but I dont´see any trace of that, just perfect to me and so real.
Happy Cactus Monday Lisa!

Margaret Ann said...

Thisis a super illo...I love the white spines againts the green...Your flower is gorgeous! Happy Cactus Monday fellow cacuteer! :)

Julie said...

Very nice, Lisa! Love that flower on the green paper...brilliant!!!
Happy Cactus Monday!

yoon see said...

Happy Cactus Monday to you too:)
Wow! What a cool picture capturing the challenging Monday Mood.
I will be back!

Quiet Paths said...

Lisa, I left a comment here yesterday but maybe you didn't get it. I marveled at how delicate this is. You have quite an eye.