As I was painting today on both of my 14 x 46 inch canvases I realized I was using a whole new set of mixed colors in these two paintings. They were colors I had mixed up for my cactus flower series and I loved them too much to "table" them while painting canyons. So yes, Cori, there is a lot to be learned by stretching the envelope - stepping outside the box. Here are some of the cactus flower paintings that taught me a lot this week.
Claret Cup Cactus
Prickly Pear Cactus
Pink Hedgehog Cactus
Stay tuned to this blog for the completion of my two horizontal large canvases and see if you can pick out the colors that went from flowers to cliffs.