Sedona Cactus came about when I first arrived in Sedona; 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 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 canvas art prints and wall decor.
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Sedona Cactus created in Watercolor
Sedona Cactus was the very first landscape painting I did when I first arrived here in Sedona, so I thought that Sedona Cactus was an appropriate name. When coming here, I decided to do art fairs, and that’s where I completed this image. Ever attend an air fair, where the artist has a sign that read “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 artist critiques my art is the way 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 larger at 300 dpi for the best reproduction possible. Using only archival materials like ink and substrates to produce beautiful art prints in many different versions, canvas prints, metal prints, and paper. The original framed watercolor is still available. Get it today!