Friday, August 15, 2008

Prickly Pear Study - Final

I finished this study at the watercolor session at the Art Club yesterday. I wanted to model all the patches of stickers on the cactus pads as well as try out Vicki Reed's method of adding those long, lethal thorns that grow from the Prickly Pear fruit. I like a lot of things about this painting so will proceed with the larger version already drawn onto paper. I especially like the cast shadows, those always add so much to a painting.
This was a study to work out any problems and try some techniques before starting on the large one. So far, so good!

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