Desert Blossom- Original Framed Watercolor – 28″ x 16″

Desert Blossom

This Sedona Landscape painting of Desert Blossom (created in 1994) was my first attempt to paint a desert blossom of a Prickly Pear Cactus using watercolor.  The 2nd was “Sedona Cactus.” Even before moving to the Southwest from the crazy world of the Northeast, I began falling in love with iconic images of cacti, Sedona landscapes, and desert images.  As the “pull” became stronger and stronger, I decided to move to Sedona. Where I now find daily new inspirations to paint, I delight-in having this right outside my window!

The “pink” color in this Desert Blossom is called “Opera,” which is the name of a watercolor pigment manufactured by Holbein. I love how they come up with names for color – it’s like how they name lipstick!

Vivid Mystical Sedona Landscape Paintings

While I love painting with watercolors, my current love is using acrylics, both heavy body and liquid acrylics. Creating vivid, mystical landscape paintings is my current direction.

Desert Blossom Prickly Pear Cactus
Desert Blossom- Original Framed Watercolor – 28″ x 16″