Monday, May 18, 2009

"Desert Treasure..."


...I just HAD to paint something larger than an ATC!!!
140 lb cold press paper...7" x 11"
(Click on images to enlarge)

Have a "cooool" Cactus Monday All...
We are expecting a sizzling 108+ degrees in the desert today!!

"The world, indeed, is like a dream
and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage!
Like the apparent distances in a picture,
things have no reality in themselves,
but they are like heat haze."
~Buddha

21 comments:

Peachtreeart said...

Your colors really "pop" against the composition!

Alex said...

one word... VIBRANT~!!! I love the colors they are absolutely fabulous! And the spiral is my favorite as always(eventhough I don't really like the actual sun as much, yours is just beautiful!)

Julie said...

This is really something, Margaret! Love your cactus art!!!
Have a wonderful Cactus Monday!
Julie

seesue said...

Gorgeous. Cool Sun!

soulbrush said...

i am going smaller, you are going bigger..tee hee HCM fellow cactuteer.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

The reverse is just otherworldly, isn't it! Wow...nice...

studio lolo said...

I know those ATC's are really taking over our lives! I feel like I've totally abandoned my Moleskin :(

I love this! Nobody can make color dance as well as you :)
HCM my friend!

Ann said...

Lovely, singing color!

deepazartz said...

Margaret, I went AAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW on seeing this!!! Its (...short of adjectives...already spent it on thw way before reaching here!!)...I think its 'Bradjalina'!

I LOVE the Colors!!!

HCM!

deepazartz said...

Forgot to mention(in the excitement)...I loved ur Buddha quote very much:)

Let serenity invade all zones!!!(this is my quote!)

kazumiwannabe said...

Beautiful - and that sun really looks hot! I've just admired the lace series, too, it's gorgeous!

Teri C said...

OH MY GOODNESS! it is so beautiful and not an ATC, oh me oh my. I love it , the colors are lucious and not melting at all in your heat lol.

Good to see you painting again. Now I need to get beyond my addiction to ATCS!!

HCM!!

marianne said...

Wonderful cactus painting Margaret!
I love how you use these shades of purple in your cacti.
I have been making ATC's so long now that I start to long for something bigger as well. But since I don't have so much time these ATC's are great (and still addictive)

Happy Hot Cactus Monday!

Diane C. said...

Your painting is dreamy and the colors are gorgeous. It's fascinating to compare the two versions and I cannot decide which one I like best.

Outside In said...

What gorgeous Paintings! You are so talented. Happy Cactus Monday!

Anonymous said...

Hey! Loved the lace from the last couple of days! We have mid 60's and windy here! The folks are freezing since they just got back from FLA!;) I got my garden in but just and no plants yet ~ had frost on Sunday! How does your 108* sound now??:) Love your painting & your quotes! It's my "Calgon" time:) Hey to Scott!
Jan Loomer;)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Beautiful. I am like you, I need to start a big painting. Just finished my last 6 ATCs I am going to do. sometimes you want more 'meat' so to speak. :))

yoon see said...

Wow! I can't get enough Margaret!
I love both the version-
day & light!
The colours and textures are magical, tealling stories...over and over again.
Happy Cactus Monday:)
May I have you email address so that I can write to you to get your address.
When I am more free one of the weeks on June, I can work on some thing to mail to you.

bubblemunch said...

I always enjoy seeing your work, I've never quite taken to the 'flip side' but this one looks fantastic! It's quite special.

Lynn said...

This is absolutely stunning. Love the second one where you use a program to alter it right?
Very pretty both.

Vickie said...

I was in Arizona the 15th -17th. The desert plants were beautiful. I love your painting of the cactus and agave. I'm glad I didn't stick around for 108 degrees. I hope you enjoy your color pencil class.