Ocotillo

Ocotillos, indigenous to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and Mexico, are a plant with long, spiny leafed stems bearing flags of densely packed orange to red flowers at their tips. Their branches grow to 15-20 ft. high in tight clusters. Have you ever seen one? https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1066090

Pinus arizonica

I just got this new set of gouche tubes, such a difference from watercolor, different application techniques different look, real exciting to use. Using real not gouache, not the acrylic/gouache (I don’t like these-can’t re-work). https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1005782

Caesalpinia pulcherrima – Mexican Bird of Paradise

It’s October in Arizona and the Mexican Bird of Paradise is in one of its full blooms. The shrub flowers several time during a single year and is always showy and dramatic with its red/orange blossoms and its complimentary blue/turquoise foliage. The frilly detail of this plant is captivating to the eye. it’s always visually in motion,Continue reading “Caesalpinia pulcherrima – Mexican Bird of Paradise”

Echinopsis chiloensis – Hedgehog Cactus

The cactus grows not far from the house in Arizona. The media, casein is new to me. Totally opaque, it’s quite different from the watercolor with which I’m familiar. It’s like gouache. a lot easier than watercolor, it has a very different look and feel, very graphic an illustrative, less touchy feely.  https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1004456

Claret Cup Cactus – Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Artists pigments on 140# hot press paper, masked border, initialed on front, dated, signed and titled on back8 on back $30 USD, $4 to ship https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/956540

Fountain

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ, has so many little niches, secluded corners and hidden respites. They’re are all delightfully designed and full of life and beauty. The little fountain shown here is one such place. Come visit the garden. $20 USD, $3 to ship https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/956728