Delight-in this contemporary southwest Sedona landscape painting, Sedona Cactus, I came upon this prickly pear cactus on the side of the road heading down the switchbacks from Flagstaff. After just having spent the weekend in the Grand Canyon, and decided to paint it in Watercolor. I learned this whimsical and brightly colorful technique from Gordon Haas of the Haas Gallery in Lambertville, N.J..Gordon was the one who taught me to outline my images using a rapidograph pen, which is excellent for Sedona art prints and wall decor. I’m very grateful for having met Gordon. His lessons in desert landscapes were magical.
Sedona Cactus created in Watercolor
Sedona Cactus was the very first Sedona landscape painting I did when I first arrived here in Sedona. So I thought that Sedona Cactus was an appropriate name to call this prickly pear cactus. When coming here, I decided to do art fairs, and that’s where I completed this image. Offered were Sedona Art Prints. Have you ever attended an air fair where the artist has a sign that reads “do not talk to Artist”? Well, my sign read, “Please talk to the artist”!
Sedona Cactus – Prickly Pear Effects
As an artist, I’m always learning new ways to create original wall art to convert to canvas prints. Taking workshops and having other artists critiques my art is how to see my paintings in a different light. The prickly pear effects were done using a hairdryer to “chase” the color around. What is cool about creating wall art in Watercolor is that after having it photographed, I then give my suppliers the digital files, usually 100 megs and more significant at 300 dpi for the best reproduction possible. Using only archival materials like ink and substrates to produce beautiful Sedona landscape art prints in many different versions, canvas prints, metal prints, and paper.
Vivid Mystical Sedona Landscape Paintings
While I love painting with watercolors, my current love uses acrylics, heavy body, and liquid acrylics. Creating vivid, mystical landscape paintings is my current direction.