Saturday, September 5, 2009

Cactus Painting



I am so grateful to you all, my dear blog readers. You provide me with such strong support and feedback. I would be lost without all of you!!! Thank you for reading my blog, for your comments, and for just being there. I would have given this blog up long ago, were it not for all of you. I had so much fun with my last giveaway, that I have decided to have another one this week. Stay tuned...

I finished my third acrylic painting this afternoon. I am planning to enter it in a juried show this weekend, along with another painting I did of the beavertail cactus in bloom. (The show is for "cactus - themed art".) This new painting measures 9 x 12 inches and it is acrylic on board. I am rather attached to it, at the moment, which probably means I just need to paint another one, right? Right.



From The War of Art: "Henry Fonda was still throwing up before each stage performance, even when he was seventy-five. In other words, fear doesn't go away. The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day." -Steven Pressfield

6 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

This piece is particularly beautiful. Lovely rich colours.

There's a wonderful support sysyem in the blogworld isn't there. I would probably have stopped blogging too but for the encouragement and caring from warm hearted bloggers.

lee said...

good luck karen, I love love this one, the colours everything is beautiful

Karina Allrich said...

When we stop being nervous or unsure we freeze shut like some ancient fresco, frozen, permanent (except for the inevitable decay). It's far better to risk, to feel, to make mistakes. Life is change.

Nancy Medina said...

Wow Karine, this one is EXCITING! I love it. If I were you, I would not part with it either! good luck with the juried show! *crossing many fingers and toes for you*
xxooo

bindu said...

Beautiful colors, and the cactus looks so plump and real. Good luck with the show.

Shelley Whiting said...

Your cactus is realistic and beautifully rendered. I love the bright and vibrant colors. The colors really pop.