View Full Version : Sea Anemone Cactus * " Completed " * REACTIVATED

05-26-2003, 02:10 PM
Hello all!!

it's been awhile since I posted a thread.....I wonder if I remember how to do it? ;)

reference for this is from my trip to Arizona.

it's not really called a Sea Anemone Cactus...the new growth on this cactus reminds me of the Sea Anemone's tentacles :) I don't know the proper name of the cactus.

title: Sea Anemone Cactus

size: 20" x16"

Arches 300 lb cold pressed

all Winsor Newton paints.

I started in with the background first with a glaze of Winsor Yellow with the pointy bits masked out.
A quick glaze with Quinacrindone Red.

Roughed up the surface with some spattering of Winsor Violet and blended some.
Wet the background with clear water and mopped up with a tissue because I felt it was too bright. This "aged" and lightened it up a bit.
Then started in on the underpainting with Winsor Violet.
This is where I am right now......those pointy bits are tedious to underpaint...but it will be worth it in the end.

I am out this afternoon so no more painting til maybe this evening. I'd be grateful for any and all comments and critiques.

thanks for peeking!!


05-26-2003, 02:13 PM
Good to see your work up here!

Drawing is great....

light source is obvious from your underpainting

Looks like a GOOD beginning!

Will be back later


05-26-2003, 02:23 PM
Excellent start!!!!

Looking forward to the progress pix!:clap: :clap:

05-26-2003, 02:24 PM
All i have to say is WOW this is going to be good........will sit back and wait for more to come.........

05-26-2003, 02:27 PM
Lookin very good Em!! It's always a delite to see your WIP's! :clap: :clap: :clap:

05-26-2003, 02:27 PM
This is going to be fabulous.....

05-26-2003, 03:06 PM
Lovely start. This is going to be gorgeous.


05-26-2003, 03:27 PM
I'm really looking forward to watching this continually develop. Love the background and am curious to see what comes next.

Thanks for posting!!

05-26-2003, 03:57 PM
This is going to be beautiful, thanks for allowing us to follow along.

05-26-2003, 04:16 PM
Pulling up a chair and watching another masterpiece unfold before my eyes :D


05-26-2003, 04:26 PM
Aren't cactus plants fabulous! Your background is terrific and the underpainting already promises the delights to come.

Lookin' good, Em.

Bubba's Mama
05-26-2003, 04:40 PM
oh boy, oh boy, oh boy - this is looking most wonderful. in total agreement with all who went before!

Can't wait to see more.


05-26-2003, 04:42 PM
Pulling up and chair and watching this one. Can't wait to see it progress.

05-26-2003, 05:18 PM
my butt is staying put on this chair, so you better hurry up with the next part of your wip. Not going to get anything done otherwise LOL. Love how you do your underpainting first. I really enjoy viewing your wips. Jan

05-26-2003, 05:28 PM
what a nice surprise to see who's been thru my thread while I was out this afternoon. :)

thank you one and all :)

I will be working on this later this evening....I hope!! lol I'll post a progress pic when I've done some noticeable work.


05-26-2003, 05:54 PM
Yahoo! I'm so excited! Ems doing a WIP! Ems doing a WIP!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Little Old Lady
05-26-2003, 08:34 PM
Wonderful! Wonderful! Waiting anxiously.

05-26-2003, 10:54 PM
hey Em,

this ones going to be soooo cool !!!

or should I say hot!!!

love the background and the perspective - can't wait to see more!

Susie :cool:

05-26-2003, 11:28 PM
Em... this is going to be gorgeous. You gave me a plan on how to do my rose too. Winsor Violet underpainting...I've got to try that. Thanks!:)

05-26-2003, 11:37 PM
Looks good! I can see lots of depth already! And that underpainting color looking interesting. Waiting for more! :D

lyn lynch
05-27-2003, 12:00 AM
Whew!! I was thinkin' I was dreamin' that there was someone called Mustcreate!!

Wow!! Gob-smacked as they say across the Pond!! Gosh, Emily, LOVE the sky, LOVE the cactus. WHEW! LOVE THIS Sea Anemone Cactus. Actually that is a great name for this common variety native cactus. I planted one last spring at 2" and now it looks the size of Emily's. It flowered last month and is making buds again!! Those are new growth limbs Emily is showing...WOW! Love it, Emily!! Painting around the spines is labor-intensive, but Jeez! does the skill ever show up!

05-27-2003, 07:32 AM
Em... that background absolutely emanates heat! The perspective is wonderful... Your underpainting is so beautiful... as always... and Fookie is on the money... "does the skill ever show up!"

05-27-2003, 07:57 AM
.....you and your underpainting.....just blows me away. This is going to be "FANTABULOUS!!! :D :clap:

05-27-2003, 08:43 AM
Glad your WIP's are back. Looking lovely so far...

05-27-2003, 09:49 AM
Looks good em.......... Will stay tuned.......

05-27-2003, 02:31 PM
Wow! And you just started....in awe.....

05-29-2003, 09:20 AM
thank you all for the interest in this thread :)

I am a slow painter this week because I've had way too many "real life" things to do. but in the evenings I have managed to snag a couple of hours to complete the underpainting. I am sick to death of Winsor Violet right now, there are a few spots still needing it, but I am going to get to the colour now. But probably not til this evening.

I am a little worried that I've gone overboard with the violet......I really wanted the new growth parts to be quite yellow green, but that might not happen with all the underpainting there. We'll see :)

thanks for following along.

comments and critiques welcomed :)


Full size painting.......

And a crop.....I hope you can see that almost every "tentacle" has been shaded to some degree. :rolleyes:

05-29-2003, 09:27 AM
You have an unbelievable amount of patience. Can't wait to see more. Thank you so much for sharing the steps.

lyn lynch
05-29-2003, 09:47 AM
I am scribbling manicly w/my crayon as I read, and view nearly every tentacle highlighted with violet. OMG!! So THIS is what true insanity is!!

I'm NOT a Virgo--YOU ARE!! NEver, Emily, would I, could I, ever have the patience to do this. I am dumbstruck. I simply cannot come up w/words to describe my appreciation for this amount of detailing and all done so masterfully as to appear...well, Martha Stewart like--perfection. Impressive! The background recedes so dramatically. This is high drama, Emily. You don't even need a green. I do not think you have gone to far w/the violet, given that as it currently sits the b/g is so much more dramatic; in fact, I worry a bit about the introduction of yellow in the areas touching the b/g.

05-29-2003, 09:49 AM
Interesting technique! I look forward to seeing the next step. It looks great so far. *SMILE*

05-29-2003, 09:55 AM
thanks Sherry :)

Lyn!! lol you make me smile....but bite your tongue.....MARTHA STEWART?????!!!!!!!! lmao yes, it takes patience....and a certain degree of insanity to paint such fine details....but this is the only way that satisifies me....just can't do it any other way. :p dont' worry.....the tentacles that are close to the background are quite highlighted and wont' have much yellow if any. they will probably be a light green.

thanks for dropping in Beverly :)


05-29-2003, 10:09 AM
Still sitting back watching ........LOL

Looks absolutely fantastic as is....but know that it will grow into a beatifully rendered painting as you apply the colours.......

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Little Old Lady
05-29-2003, 10:48 AM
I too admire your patience and attention to detail. I know I could never dot it! Wonderful results.

05-29-2003, 10:53 AM
I cannot believe the detail!! I can't wait to see how this turns out! Beautifully, I'm sure!

05-29-2003, 10:56 AM
Wow! This would look great in one of the Scottsdale Galleries. I went on Art walk last Thursday and saw some very beautiful art work, but they were missing a certain boldness always found in your work.

05-29-2003, 11:28 AM
Wooooweeee....I don't know how I missed this but it is, of course, STUNNING. Can't wait to see it finished. But then I don't like them to end, either. Maybe I will then know what to do with the purple post office painting I have sitting here. LOL Or at least have the confidence to atempt SOMETHING!!:D

I am so jealous that I will not be able to see your show. :( I know you will take lots of pics to share and thanks, in advance, for that. I am sure it will be breathtaking to see all of your work in one place, lining the walls. Good for you :clap: :clap:

Sounds like so much fun that you have a great group of girls (suzpaints and others) to paint with. You are very fortunate. Good luck with the show, Em...or what do they say in painting?....break a tube?!? LOL


05-29-2003, 11:31 AM
Just realized that the finished painting is IN THE THREAD ALREADY!!DUH! sorry-- Beautiful....beautiful..:clap: :clap: :clap:

NO-it's not....OMG --- I am losing my mind ?!?

Will still be watching.... and trying to pay closer attention.

Kate:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

05-29-2003, 11:49 AM

That's an understandable mistake, LOL, Em's underpaintings are so beautiful they could easily stand on their own, but wait til she starts adding color! Oh, my!

Em, I am still in awe of how wonderfully you draw you color out and blend it, no hard edges in the way (except where you want them to be hard).

05-29-2003, 11:57 AM
Watching and learning in complete and total awe...

Margie L
05-29-2003, 11:59 AM
So exciting to watch one of your wips. Can't wait for an update.

Kate Mc
05-29-2003, 01:58 PM
ok, I see......no, wait. It's......no, it's not, I can't see.....

How do you do that?????

I'm waiting for the next installment too!


05-29-2003, 03:01 PM
Huzza, huzza, great progress!

Best of luck in your opening. Great to have good friends surrounding you at such times. Here is my hug for your success (((Em))).


05-29-2003, 03:51 PM
I think the machine ate my post because I could swear to it that I made a very appreciative comment, but where is it!!!!

Anyway, am as awstruck as the rest of them and cannot wait until the rest of the colours go in. It's always like a miracle to me how the purple disappears and everything glows with multicolour.

Waiting, waiting .......

05-29-2003, 04:15 PM

and thanks for doing the WIP - I'm learning by watching :D , love how you are desrcibing what colors you are using, etc:D

looking forward to updates! :clap:

marilyn h
05-29-2003, 04:27 PM
I just have to add my WOW's to this piece. Love the paintings that you do.

05-29-2003, 05:29 PM
afternoon all!!

thanks for commenting...it's great fun and encouragement to have an audience here :)

sorry to confuse you Kate.....;) :D *laughing here*

I have other things to do today but decided that painting was what I NEEDED to do :)

glazes of Winsor Lemon, Permanent Sap Green and Maimeri Blu Turquoise Green. all except the "tentacles are completed on this arm of the cactus. I am really liking this one!!

comments and critiques welcomed



05-29-2003, 05:37 PM
It is hard to believe how this is turning out!! Wonder-ful!!!!

05-29-2003, 07:08 PM
My, lady, you have the patience of a saint. Looking good Em.

05-29-2003, 08:12 PM

so I wanna see this in person on Saturday! :)

Crystal Owl
05-29-2003, 09:24 PM
Hi Em,

This is going beautifully! I was just in Sun City West this past weekend and my Mother-in-law has one of these they called it an Elephants ear. I took about 6 Rolls of film of Grand Canyon, Sedona etc etc can't wait to see how they came out so I can paint some :) . Looking forward to the rest of this.


lyn lynch
05-29-2003, 09:56 PM
Hey! Irene! I live there, too.

Emily, Lord this is beautiful!!! I am enjoying how you have layered so the violet doesn't relate, yet it clearly intensifies the greens.

Enjoy your opening, you have worked so hard on its preparation. Wear your new hat and give me another photo to paint--a dramatic pose to commemorate your event. Oh, heck! don't bother with a hat, I'll give you one.

AZ so inspired you that I'm expecting you again in the fall. We'll bring our crap to Starbucks, meet Big Dog there and take over a section of the outside; Pamps likely will be here at that time too, and maybe Uschi who has not told me when she will be here.

05-29-2003, 10:17 PM
actually...I think we should all come at the same time....yup

*starting AZ Starbucks bank*

05-29-2003, 11:04 PM
Ya got my vote..................lol Starbucks it is.........
BTW, em, they're called pads............
Now file that wonderful info for posterity...........lol

05-29-2003, 11:39 PM
Wow, Emily... this is going to be fantastic!

How I wish I could get on a plane and jet off to your show... ;)

SAM of DE.
05-30-2003, 12:35 AM
I am fascinated watching this, never knew a cactus could be so EXCITING! Wonderful, thanks for showing us all the steps to get there.

05-30-2003, 04:25 AM
Glad keyboard's working so I can comment! Coming along fantastically, rainbow of colours is beginning to show. Excited to see the end result.

Now, off to stow away on a plane, so I can come to the show :).

05-30-2003, 04:39 AM
Originally posted by coffee_girl3000
Now, off to stow away on a plane, so I can come to the show :).

Me too! lol

Looking so good, Em, still watching :)


05-30-2003, 06:37 AM
Originally posted by pampe

so I wanna see this in person on Saturday! :)

--OK, Pam...so go ahead and make sure we are all jealous... :p :D

Em--this is going to be wonderful... and now I'll be able to follow the progress as well...

Best of luck on your show opening


05-30-2003, 09:20 AM
Another Wow Em,.. so glad I made time to pop in here.. I LOVE your watercolors and your use of color amazes me always.

Cheers, Chooky :D:D:D

05-30-2003, 09:26 AM
wouldn't that be fun having a big old meeting up of Wet Canvas buddies at Starbucks in Arizona? !!!! fun to dream :)

Chook!!! you've been missed girl:crying:

thanks for all the comments.

I sure wish you all COULD be here today for my opening....that would be a blast!!

I worked a bit last night...actually, I left everything else and painted!! lol typical ;)

glazes of Winsor Lemon, Mairmari Blu Turquoise Green and Permanent Sap Green. I have to keep reminding myself to paint a few tentacles every once in awhile so I'm not left with ALL of them to paint at the end :rolleyes: b o r i n g :D


05-30-2003, 09:30 AM
Originally posted by mustcreate
wouldn't that be fun having a big old meeting up of Wet Canvas buddies at Starbucks in Arizona? !!!! fun to dream :)

Chook!!! you've been missed girl:crying:

thanks for all the comments.

I sure wish you all COULD be here today for my opening....that would be a blast!!

I worked a bit last night...actually, I left everything else and painted!! lol typical ;)

glazes of Winsor Lemon, Mairmari Blu Turquoise Green and Permanent Sap Green. I have to keep reminding myself to paint a few tentacles every once in awhile so I'm not left with ALL of them to paint at the end :rolleyes: b o r i n g :D


Awww.. thanks Em you are too sweet..

When are you guys gonna be in AZ again?? Hubby, the girls and I will be there in August for a WEEK!!! Yay... looking at houses and fun stuff like that to make the move around Christmas time we hope.. hard to relocate a company sometimes.. grrr.. I feel like I've been moving to AZ for two years... oh wait.. I HAVE.

Love the update of course. and I wish I was at your opening too.

Hugs and all the best for the show, you won't need it though.

Chooky :D:D:D:clap: :clap: :clap:

05-30-2003, 09:30 AM
Wow, em. I've been lurking the past few days - but I've been watching this one. Just lovely! I also wanted to wish you all the very best for your show. You've worked very diligently for this, so kick back, bask and enjoy!


06-03-2003, 11:31 AM
thank you Erin :)

so, I've been working on this in fits and starts the last few days. not much progress really.....just continuing on with the "pads" (thanks Al ;)) layers of Winsor Lemon, Mairmari Blu Turquoise Green, and permanent Sap Green. Still lots of work to do on the pads and the prickly parts.

the photo is a little dark towards the bottom.....one of my studio lights crapped out on me. :rolleyes:

thanks for peeking



06-03-2003, 11:42 AM
looking great.....(in person, too:D )

chooks...AZ in August...good GAWD, girl.....no way!!!!

06-03-2003, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by pampe
looking great.....(in person, too:D )

chooks...AZ in August...good GAWD, girl.....no way!!!!

Won't be anybody home....... we all go to San Diego in August..........lol

Lori Andrews
06-03-2003, 01:22 PM
I've never thought of starting a painting this way, I can't wait to see it complete. I'm from Arizona and try and paint our southwest with more vibrant colors, as I am a native and have become bored with the suttle grey colors, and this looks like it will be awesome. Am attaching a painting I did a long time ago, which, compared to yours looks like ah hem.......... crapola...
Will be back to see more...

http://www.laartgallery.net :clap:

06-03-2003, 02:02 PM
AHA!!! The beginning of next year's show!!!!! Looks great em!! Wrote down the colours going to dry this on a piece of scrap paper.

Chook, I am in total agreement with Pam - August - NO WAY!! Got enough heat up here in summer. Winter, Winter!!???

06-03-2003, 02:21 PM
Looking great Em!!!

Yeah, I know you guys... My thoughts are this:

My hubby won't consider any other state to move to other than AZ. We actually got a map and did the pro's and con's of why or why not each state would be viable. So we are left with AZ, CO and OK. Texas is a maybe.

Anyway, he raves about how he can handle the heat (he has lived in NE for 20+ yrs) I'm from Aus and can handle the heat but he wimps and turns on the aircon when it gets to 85 here!!!!

So, basically I'm being the evil wife and throwing him in at the deep end!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: Then we'll see if he still wants to live there. :D :D :D

No probs, we'll be back!!!

Evil Chooky

06-03-2003, 02:32 PM
this is looking wonderful Em. so glad i can finally comment on it. can't wait to see it finished. so vibrant


06-03-2003, 03:00 PM
thanks for looking in Pam, Al, Lori (great painting, I love the viewpoint!), Uschi, Chook, and Bethany!!

I've been working on the pointy bits and then got bored. :rolleyes: lol

Glazed some Cobalt Blue on the large bodies of the cactus. Still lots to do there. I'll have several more colours glazed on there before it's done.

thanks for peeking

lyn lynch
06-03-2003, 03:09 PM
:( at naughty Chookie's motovation in bringing dear kind hubby into the blast furnace. Chook's make sure his life insurance paid up. I'll be home; I'm too poor to go anywhere, but if I could it would be during August [and June, and July, and September, too].

Yes, all here at the same time would be great fun. Chooks, you need to be here, too. I have room for you as well, if you just want to come for a few days. Uschi, you too--firm up the date, please. Pamps, already coming.

Emily, and I mean NO offense to other WC! members, you throw the best WIP I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. I open all along the way to chart your progression and am simply awstruck at what you accomplish. I am particularly impressed with this cactus. I believe that when this is done I will print it off, take the poster and toddle my big Hunganian hips down to this frame stock I know to see if I can get him interested in your work. He buys the originals for production as gelecee prints [beautifully done] and looks for SW scenes, and flowers in particular. No harm in asking.

Just beautiful. Beautiful. With every painting you grow.

06-03-2003, 05:48 PM
fooks you are a sweetie :)

thanks for your kind words.....and you would really go to all that trouble for moi? it's not expected so don't feel obligated....but you are incredible for even thinking about it. !!

ok....so, if anyone is still following along.....I did a glaze of Maimari Blu Turquoise Green on the bodies of the cacti.


then Susie came over and it was decided (thanks Susie ;)) that the main cactus bodies needed some warmth to tie in with the background.....so I held my breath and laid in some Quinacridone Red. Susie says....rather excitedly...."not so much!!" lol I blended some and it was just the right amount. lol Then I glazed some Permanent Sap Green to dull and darken the main cacti bodies. I think I'm going to leave them be now and just work on the little details like the spike scars and such. Who knows, it might need another wash or two of something or other. lol


thanks for peeking

06-03-2003, 06:12 PM
Man.. didn't think it was possible but this just gets better and better.. Thank you so much for sharing your technique and ideas.. Much appreciated.

Chooky :D:D:D

06-03-2003, 06:29 PM
Em, being an Easterner, I never thought that cacti could hold me in such thrall!!!! But this is the most intimate I have ever gotten with a cactus! LOL Wonderful, too marvelous for words!

06-03-2003, 09:17 PM
OhMyGosh Em!!! Attending one of your wip-alongs is almost as good as attending your Opening... ok.. maybe not... :evil: BUT this has been such fun to watch it develop... it's definitely coming off my printer for CLOSE examination and instruction!!!

06-03-2003, 09:52 PM
Em, I've been following along and you must have the patience of a saint!!! This is beautiful. All those spikes individually painted. It is a masterpiece. Very interesting perspective and the colors are wonderful. I need to quit my job so I can spend more time painting.:evil: Then I too could do all those spikes or whatever LOL:D I haven't used alot of under painting so I am learning a great deal from this thread. Amazing to see the colors transform. New things to try!!!!! Waiting for the grand finale although it looks darn good now!

06-03-2003, 10:04 PM

those blues

*passing out in Montana*

(wonder if that's the one she bought Saturday;) )

06-03-2003, 10:08 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

06-04-2003, 05:56 AM
Love the deep colors on the largest pads and the lively greens on the little, younger ones. Lookin good!!!

06-30-2003, 10:41 PM
Did you finish this painting and if you did may we see it please????


SAM of DE.
07-01-2003, 12:12 AM
All those washes and No mud? I am definitely in need of this wip. Thanks so much for letting us look in, wonderful!

07-01-2003, 12:31 AM
thank you all for being so patient and for commenting.

I did finally finish this last week. I was avoiding it because of all the tiny little details :rolleyes: :p

Here is the completed painting.

thanks for looking and commenting.

thanks to JJ for remembering about this WIP and bringing it back up :)



07-01-2003, 12:47 AM
Yowza ! Beeeeyooootiful !!! the colors mingling are just fantastic.... your WIPS are the best !!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

07-01-2003, 12:52 AM
This is so nice.....I love the background......really makes the cactus shine!

07-01-2003, 01:34 AM
Thank you Em, the WIP has been sooooo informative, and the finished product is just amazing.


07-01-2003, 01:36 AM
Love the pearly iridescence. This is marvelous.


violet feme
07-01-2003, 01:40 AM
Wow em!............BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

07-01-2003, 01:42 AM
Hi ya em........ I especially like the large pad in the bottom right........great dimension to it and super duper (tech term....lol) color to it. The new growth is great and the warm glow bg radiates just the right amount of heat.....

lyn lynch
07-01-2003, 01:44 AM
Yes, Em, looks IRL. Fascinating WIP. I was looking at mine today and it's getting a few more blooms--amazing--it is so happy in that spot. BTW, the little nipper on the bottom is the beginning of a bloom--the formation for a bloom starts just like a pad, but when studied, it's quite different.

07-01-2003, 05:23 AM
Hi Em,

I'm glad JJ prodded you into showing us this finished gem. I agree with everything Al said about the special little bits. The overall painting is wonderful too. Terrific job, lots of patience as well as talent on your part. ;)

07-01-2003, 11:30 AM
wonderful finish, lil sis

Kate Mc
07-01-2003, 12:37 PM
Wow! Amazing, as usual.

thanks for showing us the process. I just bought some Winsor Violet, and I think I'll try some underpainting--I keep thinking about how different the process is--setting the values first, and then doing the color as a separate step. I've never tried that, but after seeing how it's done, I'm ready to try it!

Waiting for the next one...


07-01-2003, 12:58 PM
Em, fan-tab-u-lous finale!!

07-01-2003, 01:25 PM
thanks everyone :):)

sorry to drag this WIP out so long :rolleyes: it wasn't my intention.


07-01-2003, 01:30 PM

As usual I love your colours! I'm with Al, that big pad on the right is gorgeous!


Margie L
07-01-2003, 02:12 PM
So beautiful. I particularly like the fire red background. Great contrast to the greens of the cactus.
:clap: :clap:

07-01-2003, 03:57 PM
Gorgeous finish, Emily.


07-03-2003, 12:46 PM
thank you Ruth, Margie and Erin :)


07-03-2003, 01:45 PM
Beautiful finish. I just loooooove the colors!!! I haven't painted anything for 2 weeks (because of vacation)and I've just been inspired! Great painting!

07-03-2003, 07:38 PM
how nice to hear you were inspired by my WIP Joann:)

thanks for commenting:)


07-03-2003, 07:55 PM
STUNNING!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

07-03-2003, 08:12 PM
Em, it never ceases to amaze me... you transform simple objects into art by starting with purple... like all your other wips, this one has been inspirational... and worth the wait!!! Thanks for being so patient in working all the little spines... Thanks for sharing...

07-03-2003, 09:59 PM
thanks MA:)

Char....thank YOU for putting your thoughts into words. it is really appreciated:)


07-03-2003, 10:13 PM
Looks beautiful. I do not usually comment until painting is finished to not intervene with artists vision of painting. Now when it is finished, all i can say that it is absolutely wonderful. I love variation of color and rich greens. It is so intresting to see all variety of the same color in one painting, from cold greens to warm and bright, almost neon.


07-04-2003, 01:42 AM
I have been roaming in the galleries in Scottsdale on Main Street and I think you should send in your slides. This peice would work perfect at a number of the galleries on the art walk! Beautiful and unique!

Crystal Owl
07-04-2003, 09:27 AM
What everyone else said ! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nice job Em!


07-04-2003, 02:28 PM
thank you Aselka, Kristin and Irene:)

SAM of DE.
07-05-2003, 12:41 AM
Jumps right off the page!WONderful!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Sue Galos
07-05-2003, 12:45 PM
Its beautiful ...

Rich Williams
07-05-2003, 02:51 PM
EM missed this while it was being worked on but read through it all and saw the great finish you achieved.. Way to go Girl!!!!!!!!


07-07-2003, 09:18 AM
thank you Sharon, Sue and Rich!!!

I sound like a broken record but I really do appreciate you taking the time to comment:)


03-01-2008, 07:36 PM
This is an awesome demo of your purple underpainting technique! I thought I'd bump this up to current for others to enjoy again! :clap:

03-01-2008, 07:57 PM
this is stunning... and it may just be me.... but it could have so easily become- a cactus....

03-02-2008, 05:22 AM
This is another of our "oldies but goodies" threads which has a wonderful amount of information on a terrific technique.


03-02-2008, 03:46 PM
Em's work is always SO AMAZING to watch come together.:clap: :thumbsup: