Sunday, June 6, 2010

My Something New

I was reading a blog today here in Blogger - Sacred Arts by Cori Berg. She was challenging her readers in the creative arts to try something new. As an interesting coincidence I have been. Two things actually - bigger and oddly proportioned paintings -- and cactus flowers.

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

Cholla 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.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful paintings, Jacqui! Always worthwhile trying something new.
    And I hope you have had a very happy birthday! :-)

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  2. Hope you had a great birthday too, Nicholas. I am afraid I have not gotten back to my conscious and alert self since the events of May.

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  3. Goodness, all three are lovely!

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