Saturday, September 7, 2013

Desert Plants in Bloom II

Desert Plants in Bloom II
Little Gem
Oil on canvas, mounted

Day Seven of the Thirty Day Challenge:

Out on the Paseo del Bosque bike trail again today, good thing I talked with a gorgeous gentleman (yes, I am married) because I had a battle with this painting.  I kept getting mud when the yellow paint of the flowers mixed with the purple background.  Scrape, scrape, scrape.  Finally I thinly laid in the purple back ground to quick dry; then I was successful in painting the remainder of the plant.  I love the background as well...

I don't know the names of the hundreds of native wild desert plants along the ditches and river bank of NM.  I wish I did.

By the way, the gentleman and I agreed that the best time of day was dawn.

To buy this painting, click on the link under the photograph.

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