|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!