Monday, September 26, 2011

Cactus Flower-watercolor on TerraSkin

I'm still playing around with the TerraSkin paper surface.  I love the watery effects I can get with it and it forces me to paint more loosely.  I took some pictures of cacti flowering at Sherman Gardens a while ago and had been wanting to try painting them.  The flowers on these cacti are so beautiful I will probably paint them many times in several mediums.  This is a very small painting but I think a huge painting of these would be amazing.

Cactus Flower
Image Size 5.5" x 4"


  1. Des couleurs intenses et puissantes... Une superbe aquarelle.
    Gros bisous

  2. I definitely like the looseness. Nancy, your florals are always beautiful!

  3. Gorgeous colors and lovely effect on that paper! Reminds me of what I've seen done on Yupo paper. Great composition too, Nancy!

  4. Merci Martine Alison.

    Thanks Nancy. I do love to paint flowers.

    Thank you Sherry. It's very similar to Yupo.

  5. so glad you stopped by my blog.. so i could come over and see your wonderful work.. wonderful flowers...!!

  6. Hi, I want to congratulate you for the extraordinary work of watercolor that I have seen on this blog of yours, I love you work with subtlety and softness, really are fabulous, a greeting.

  7. Very interesting, Nancy about the TerraSkin! I'll have to look into! Looks like you're getting some interesting effects. I've never tried Yupo, but this sounds better!

  8. Hi Cindi, thank you for becoming a follower of my blog.

    Thank you Ricardo for the kind comments and for visiting my blog.

  9. I love your wonderful flower watercolors! The colors and looseness in this one are great!


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