Thursday, March 20, 2008

Moon Cactus



"Moon Cactus"
The red orb on top of the Moon Cactus is not a flower. It is part of the regular plant. The reason why it is a bright ruby red instead of the typical green is that sometimes the cactus lacks cholorophyl. This painting of a Moon Cactus was done from life.

Size 6 x 4, watercolor and gouache on 140 lb hot press paper.

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2 comments:

Erika Nelson said...

I never knew that! Nicely done, I how it bends in and out - a successful piece!

Mark said...

This is fabulous! I have a lot of cacti, some of whihc i've grown from seed. I've seen this type in the shops and would rather like one! They're very strange but I like that! It's beautifully done Theresa - love it!