The cholla cactus attaches very easily to passersby, and it is never a fun experience for the human or animal. It’s much more fun to enjoy it from afar. Its common name is Walking Stick, and it’s one of my favorites.
This is the product of plein air painting on mother’s day in my side garden. It took me a while of trial and error, to find my technique to show you the character, spines and spirit of this cool plant. This plant hangs its head over my side wall into the sidewalk below, and it makes me smile as I start my dog walk this time of year. I plan to paint it from that angle as well, backlit by the sun.
This one will be framed and put in August’s show. As it gets closer, I’ll give you the dates and location. I may consider putting it in a square frame. We’ll see….
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