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Friday, April 14, 2017

Cactus by Julie Beth Wileman

oil on canvas panel


I love the color, shapes, prickliness (is that a word?) and scruffiness of cactus.  Just like an oak tree it speaks of Texas to me.

I often slap leftover paint from several paintings on a canvas to build up some texture and color over time.  I used one of those canvases for this painting which added, I think, to the scruffiness and texture.  Here is the canvas I used with the cactus sketched out in charcoal:

Looks like a mess, but it is fun to see the colors come through and to bring some order to the chaos!

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