The prickly pear cactus is blocked in with greens left over from the wildflower field. A #16 Bright (square) brush is used to make the oval pads. I just lay the brush, loaded with paint, on the canvas and give it a twist!
The rims, or thin edge of the pads, are highlighted where the brilliant sunshine illuminates them. Then the needle like spines are delineated. I don’t try to show all of them, just a few here and there. You may click on the image to see it larger.
Buttery yellow Coreopsis nestles at the base of the sticky cactus. The flowers are blocked in first with mixes of Cadmium Yellow Medium + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + a touch of Lemon Yellow and Pure Lemon Yellow. The leaves are combinations of Ultramarine Blue + Lemon Yellow.
Indian Blanket flowers fill the lower left corner and we’re done. Come, let’s take a walk through the field of colorful blossoms out to the old barn. Can’t you just feel the gentle breeze playing a “Soft Hill Country Song” in your heart? Thank you for following along with me! HUGS,