Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blue Window, Prickly Pear Cactus

" Blue Window "
Copyright 2011 J. Bellinger

New painting right off the easel! I took this photo at the Desert Botanical Garden a few weeks ago. As usual, I am drawn to yellow-green and blue violet. The cactus were quite challenging and interesting to render. I really like this painting and feel I captured the glow of early morning light coming through the cactus.
I am here exhibiting at Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Az. In the lobby is a display area for the Scottsdale Arts Schools and paintings by students who have taken workshops. I was drawn to one lovely little painting of yellow tulips and was very pleasantly surprised to see it was Kelly MacDonald's! Like seeing a friend even though we've never met in person. Lovely painting, Kelly!


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Nice! The cactus glows.
Those tulips are one of my favorite ever, Kelley MacDonald paintings!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Mary. I'm glad you liked Kelley's yellow tulip paintings, too.
On a silly note, while painting the glow-ee greens on the cactus I sang the song..glow little glow worm, glimmer, glimmer!

Christine said...

I really like this one...the glow of the cactus is beautiful

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Jennifer - how cool! I wish I could see your painting - thank you so much for reporting back!
And I love the song to go along with the painting - I'm getting a visual!

Virginia Floyd said...

Oh my goodness, those plants look lethal! I really like the green glow on your cactus against the blue violet shadows.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Virginia. Lethal, precisely..self-preservation and all!I'm learning about cactus while here in Scottsdale...love them.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks Christine! The glow is what I was after..always about the light!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Kelly. My studio here in Scottsdale is next to two "young guns" so I am getting up to speed with current music, too. Great fun here in the big white tent.