Tuesday, December 4, 2012

sketchbook Tuesday :: Christmas Cactus

A page from my sketchbook, just a quick study of my Christmas cactus. I got this plant full of blooms last December. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall it sat quietly beside a sunny window. And then a week or so ago, just like magic it began forming blossoms. There are several more tiny buds yet to open, but this first blossom is glorious. I only wish I could have captured its brilliance in my sketch. The flower is actually a bright fuchsia pink, a color that proved impossible to mix with my current palette. Oh well.

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5 comments:

debra morris said...

Lovely Ann. We used to have these when I was little in the UK, I'd forgotten all about them

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think it is glorious!

Katherine Thomas said...

It's beautiful! I like the richness of the colors, and the splatter technique, which always looks so artistic when others do it, but not when I try it myself. Lovely painting!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

i love xmas cacti :D the flowers are gorgeous. i think you did a great job with the blooms colour :)

Jennifer Edwards said...

Gorgeous oozly wazzly watercolor! Love this Ann!

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