Sunday, March 6, 2011

In the Desert Botanical Garden, cactus


" In the Desert Botanical Garden "
Oil
32"x36"
Copyright 2011 J.Bellinger
SOLD
The second in my desert garden still life series while here in my studio at Celebration of Fine Art.
I was somewhat intimidated to begin such a complex painting but once I laid in the Century plant the rest fell into place. I had fun with the spines on the Hedgehog cactus and Santa Rosa prickly pear cactus. I used fine brush, palette knife, putting painting paint on, lifting paint off..whatever it took to get the effect of light on skinny shapes.

11 comments:

Kathryn Willis said...

Beautiful painting Jennifer. You captured the light beautifully. It was good to meet you at Celebration of Fine Art. Hope you enjoy your stay in Arizona

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Kathryn. Very nice to meet you, too! I am loving Arizona, the friendly people, flora/fauna, sunsets.

Tim Robinson said...

Oh my! This is fantastic!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Tim. I am totally happy with this painting...that doesn't happen often.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Love the light and color in this. Very nice work with such detail.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Mary. I think the feeling of detail comes from the variety of spiny plants/cactus, too.

kim1953 said...

Thanks for making the image so large, I loved being able to see the fine details and brushstrokes. What a beautiful painting!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Kim....I will be beginning more paintings of desert botanicals soon..haven't posted much lately for sure! Back to work!

John O said...

Great use of colors

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, John. I really loved the palette for this painting, too. Once in a while everything goes my way. I procrastinated on even doing this scene because of the large fan shaped plant. I spent some time figuring out how to proceed and ended up roughing in that plant first.

Moira Ladd said...

really love your colours, you can almost feel the heat. very good.