Monday, August 3, 2009

Cactus Monday-Gymnocalycium mihanovichii 'slenogonum'

Here is another intresting cactus that has a name way to long to type more than once. teehee...
It is unusual as the flower doesn't open all the way. It looks something like an artichoke don't you think? Happy Cactus Monday. For more cactus inspiration go to Teri's Painted Daisies. Have a great week everyone.

17 comments:

Outside In said...

What a beautiful drawing! Happy CM!

-Cathy

Julie said...

This is so beautiful Lisa! I really love it...is it an ATC??? Gorgeous! It does look a lot like a artichoke!!!
Happy CM!

messyfish said...

Hi Lisa, HCM. Your use of colors here is just gorgeous. and an interesting story too. This one is a real beauty. I clicked to enlarg, and the detail is just beautiful. Have a great week...

Dee said...

How beautiful! I've got quite a few Gymnocalycium- they are my favorite cacti!

Teri C said...

Beautifully done Lisa! WOW!! It does look like an artichoke.

HCM!!

Flying Colors said...

Fabulous watercolor! You are an inspiration... miss you girls, will be back! Have a HCM!!!!

betchai said...

Beautiful sketch and painting, love it.

Happy Cactus Monday.

Margaret Ann said...

Wow are you on fire...So beautiful! :)HCM!

studio lolo said...

Wonderful painting! it certainly does look like an artichoke...wow. I was wondering if it was an atc also. :)

HCM!!

soulbrush said...

when i read the first word, i thought i would see a cactus doing exercise. this is far better than what i expected. hcm to you dear heart.

Lynn said...

This is georgous! I wonder how large the painting is? Wow! So well done!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This painting is in my moleskin sketchbook. I am sorry to say no ATCs coming from these fingers lately. I write large and I tend to paint large too. Something about squeezing these things onto an ATC is so difficult for me.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Soul, some of the names of these plants are so L O N G. It didn't give a common name for this one.

SandyCarlson said...

I was thinking artichoke! This time it wasn't my relentless appetite...

Diane AZ said...

Very lovely watercolor painting! It does look like an artichoke and now I'm hungry for one. Happy CM!

PAK ART said...

That is an amazing cactus - I love your colors. I still have to draw one more than I'm going to try painting them....wish me luck!

yoon see said...

Hope I am not too late to drop by to comment.
i love to.
Thank you for your understanding.
I love your cactus becuase it assembles the cool matching colours that we all love so much.
A little bit of purple. He..He..So mystery & adorable!