Monday, July 8, 2013

Prickly Pear Blossoms

Prickly Pear Cactus Blossoms
Oil on Board

I'm just nicely back from our annual Art Retreat at the Brady Ranch near Eastend Sk.  I painted a few paintings whilst down there and I will post them in the next few days.  We had a fantastic time once again and I discovered new facets to old friends that totally amazed me.  My friend Garry Harris and I had a great time painting en plein air on top of Brady's Butte and he took the reference photo for this painting.  I've taken some artistic license with it, but I can.  I remember the first time my brother Richard experienced Eastend.  While on a photo shoot along the Frenchman River he decided he needed a lower perspective on the world and promply sat on a nesting of very prickly cactus's.  I declined to help him remove the needles from his buttocks!

2 comments:

Cristina said...

Excelentes trabajos, te dejo un abrazo desde Uruguay!

Darrell Baschak said...

Thank you Cristina! I am planning on doing some volunteer work in Honduras in January of 2014, right next door to you?