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Old 06-19-2017, 12:34 PM
ntl ntl is offline
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peruvian monstrose night blooming cereus

peruvian monstrose night blooming cereus
Oil on recycled wc paper, about 4.5 x 6" C&C welcomed!

I was gifted with 3 cuttings of peruvian monstrose night blooming cereus and got them in the ground in early April. They seem to be doing okay--I haven't killed them yet. All three are about 20" tall, w/ 10" more in the ground.

This is the first I've done plein air (oil) for several months. I ran into a problem with paint and brushes. The ones I had were too stiff. I prefer softer brushes usually. I discovered the oil I had has started getting thick. I still find alla prima difficult--laying one color on top of another, but decided it doesn't look too bad for an hour's work. The thorns aren't on yet, I may try to scratch some in place.

Glad this was in my back yard instead of a drive away, as I felt it was a failure. Sounds like an oxymoron... Maybe it's "loose" enough finally. Even with plein air, I tend to get picky and detailed.
I did this Monday, in about an hour.

I used permalba white, chrome oxide green, ultramarine blue, cad yellow light, and raw sienna. C&C welcomed. Thanks for looking!

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