Pastel Cactus on Pumice, Almost Finished

Well, I am finally approaching the last stages of this cactus painting so I thought I would show my progress so far. This was certainly a lesson in persistence but I have to say that, surprisingly as it seems, after pressing through all the challenges of this piece, I would definitely paint on this surface again. What can I say, at the end of the day, it was worth it.

I snapped this photo in my studio so the colors here aren't as vivid as they are in person. I will post a picture of the final image in about a week. It should be totally complete by then.


  1. As usual, you inspire me. Have you tried the new Yupo paper?
    It is a synthetic paper.

    I just bought some. If you would like to experiment on it I will give you a sheet. I bought a small tablet of it (20 sheets about 9 x 12), just in case I don't like it. Have not had time to play yet but plan to soon.

  2. This is just beautiful. Love the size, color and textures. Great job! Wished I could see it in person.

  3. Oh Jeannette, how beautiful. I'm so glad to see you continue with your creativity. "Look what the Lord has done" with a willing heart, mind and paintbrush. Absolutely beautiful!!!

  4. stunning! way to go girlfriend! miss you! maybe we can get together during the holy-days???

    hey, I painted!! mo

  5. OMG!! Is this your entry for the APS show?
    ...Well I might as well leave all my work at home because this is amazing!! You'll get the big prize for this one!

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