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Skinny
01-08-2006, 10:55 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2006/23354-Blooming_Cactus.jpg

Painter 9, from a photograph by Canis Lupess in WC's library.

Yako
01-08-2006, 11:07 AM
wow! what a sight! i like it! :clap: :clap: :clap: what techniques did you use?

Skinny
01-08-2006, 11:44 AM
Thanks, Kareen! I worked longer on this than anything else I've done. The base was done with the Artist Brushes. After I'd gotten the impasto I wanted (you don't see it much in this scaled down version), I played with the colors using a pen.

Canis Lupess
01-08-2006, 12:16 PM
Ah, I remember gathering all of my flowering rebutias together and taking that photo the summer before last.
People don't realise how well a lot of cacti flower. I have a 16 x 6ft greenhouse full of cacti.

Glad you found a use for the photo. The tall one at the back became so covered in flowers the following day, you could not see the actual plant at all, it simply looked like a pot of flowers.

Skinny
01-08-2006, 12:54 PM
Toni Marie..I live in Mexico and haven't seen such beautiful flowers...at least not on cactus! My room mates and I are planning to build a new home. I want to put this painting in the dining room. Thanks for visiting!

digistyle
01-08-2006, 03:36 PM
Nice work! I can only imagine how vivid the colors are on the full sized painting.

digistyle

jhercilia
01-08-2006, 03:46 PM
Skinny - these fowers are beautiful and so colorful. Gorgeous.

Skinny
01-08-2006, 05:29 PM
Digi...Indeed, they are vivid colors! I love to set it as my wallpaper. :wink2:

Janet...Thanks!

simmy
01-08-2006, 06:25 PM
Skinny,
this is incredible...love the colours,lines and textures you have produced.....absolutely beautiful,this will look magic hanging in the new house.Do you use anything like a wacom tablet and pen when doing your art?
Sim

justjean
01-08-2006, 06:58 PM
Lovely work on this image Kirsten :)

Skinny
01-08-2006, 07:29 PM
SIMMY..... I definitely use a wacom! My hands are pretty weak, and I wouldn't be able to work without one. Thanks for the kind comments.

JEAN....:cat:

guavajelly
01-08-2006, 08:06 PM
AHA, I found the entire picture! Love it, and know it took lots of work. Now you know I love your stuff, but this background doesn't do it justice. An adobe wall? Brick in terra cota colors? A donkey ready to eat the flowers? Something to add cohesiveness. Please? THanks!

simmy
01-08-2006, 09:26 PM
SIMMY..... I definitely use a wacom! My hands are pretty weak, and I wouldn't be able to work without one. Thanks for the kind comments.



Mmmmmmm....definately thinking i should plug my wacom in and have a go.....seeing im always more at the PC than i am anywhere else,thanks Skinny.

Sim

maria_khurram
01-08-2006, 10:11 PM
Kristen, thats is mavelous. You painted the flowers perfect. They look fresh and they are a treat for eyes. Love this piece. :clap: :clap:

Skinny
01-08-2006, 10:20 PM
Thanks, Maria! Have you gotten your tablet back?

Guava....You're right! I'll have to ponder and think what would set it off best. Thanks for the suggestion.

maria_khurram
01-08-2006, 10:45 PM
No, not yet. I am desperately waiting.

leofaerie17
01-09-2006, 12:36 AM
:wave: :wave: :wave:

Kristen this is gorgeous u have really put a lot of time and love into it and it will look great when u hang it BRAVO:clap:

Skinny
01-09-2006, 08:23 AM
Thanks, Bev!

Maria...Maybe you should start charging a rental fee?

maria_khurram
01-09-2006, 09:01 AM
Its on the way. I will get it tomorrow :D.

TxAggieDarlin
01-09-2006, 11:09 AM
Skinny, YOU OUTDID yourself on this.........Just fantastic......I would hang it up too!!!

Skinny
01-09-2006, 11:31 AM
Muchas gracias. Aggie!

barryt
01-09-2006, 03:14 PM
Kirsten, I have been away, but got back to this. I think it's one of the most pleasing still lifes I've seen here. Congrats. It would enhance any room.:clap: :clap:

omniartz
01-09-2006, 03:21 PM
Very pretty. Good color, interesting treament of the prickley cactii! Wonderful!

waheednasir
01-09-2006, 04:36 PM
i really like the colors here. so vivid and smartly arranged.

Skinny
01-09-2006, 07:29 PM
Barry, Kirk, Waheednasir....Very generous..Thank you!

Jon
01-09-2006, 11:16 PM
Gosh, skinny, its all been said! I am just awed by the colors and the light you captured......beautiful!
Jon

mlambel
01-10-2006, 05:10 AM
Hey Skinny, Great to see you are still out there "Blooming"

Skinny
01-10-2006, 10:02 AM
Thank you, Jon!

MARTIN!!! I was just wondering where you'd gotten to and our days of silly games....:wave: