Friday, April 10, 2009

Flowering Cactus

Flowering Cactus, 6 x 6

After several months of membership in Plein Air Austin I finally went out to paint on one of their Thursday paintouts and had a great time.  The photo above is my reference photo; I painted a fast painting outside, and came home and painted this one using both the photo and my first stab.  I really worked on composing this one with several of the techniques Jill Carver taught in class and others I learned recently from Laurel Daniel.   I'm pleased with the outcome.

-julie davis


Barbara M. said...

This is lovely Julie,

Looking at the photo it's exciting to see where you went with it. It looks infinitely more
exciting and beautiful in your painting.

Take care,


LSaeta said...

Your painting is so much lovelier that the photo. I love it!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

This is nice, Julie. I enjoy all your work; your colors and brushwork really appeal to me. From a fellow Austinite, Camille

julie davis said...

Thanks, all! This one was fun to do--never know why exactly. I appreciate the feedback! Have a happy Easter.

Trish Siegel said...

Beautiful work Julie!

Laurel Daniel said...

Oh, yes, this turned out great! Your on site sketch was lovely too!!!

r garriott said...

Ah, great colors! Nice brushwork! What a beautiful litle painting. Love it.