" Saguaro...Desert Sentinel "
Copyright 2011 J. Bellinger
A portrait of this amazing giant cactus. I so enjoyed depicting this wonder of nature. Seeing so many in Arizona is a great example of results from protecting very slow growing plants! A Saguaro that is just a pup, say, 10" high is already 10 years old..they don't get an "arm" until they are 75 years old.
We are down to our last 4 days of the show. It has been an amazing experience having 10 weeks devoted to my art. I have made some wonderful friends, shared my painting process with hundreds if not thousands of art lovers, other artists and collectors. Watching how my fellow artists approach their own artwork has been enlightening. My head is spinning with art on all levels. I am looking forward to some quiet time when I get home to reflect on it all!