Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Museum of Simple Things: Photo Inspired Cactus

Here you see my painting in an old hardback book with acrylic paints 

using the photograph in the top left of the page as inspiration

for Museum of Simple Things, an online art journal course. 

The objective was just to create a quick visual  impression of the shapes and colors,

 not to create an exact duplicate of the prickly pear cactus plant.   

I used the end of the paint brush to etch spines, or thorns,  into the paddles of the plant. 

~Cheryl Gee rarely paints but instead prefers cutting paper and reassembling it for her art.  The Museum of Simple Things was a course in which she had to work outside her comfort zone by painting in an old hardback book from photos.   
~This post was shared at Mary Walker Designs' Show Me What You've Got Wednesdays.

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