"The Difficult and Glorious Work of Blooming" (48"x48") Currently on hold for Cowgirl Up! 2023
**This piece is currently on hold and will be available for purchase at Cowgirl Up! 2023 at Desert Caballeros Western Museum **
This gorgeous prickly pear will make a statement. At 48"x38", the size alone is eye catching. This piece boasts layer upon layer of fine brushwork, and subtle color shifts. Multiple thin layers were used to slowly build up depth and color variation, or to create a translucent feel to the soft blossoms of the prickly pear.
The irony of this painting is that I started it with the intention of painting fast, going for a bold design and forgoing detail. However, the painting wanted to go a different direction, and I soon found myself mesmerized by all the details in the cactus. To date, this painting has been the most challenging in terms of time and attention to detail. Every second, every tiny brush stoke, every layer was worth the effort. This piece is one that you have to see in person to truly understand.
Thick, 1.5 inch, painted sides give this piece a clean, sleek look.
Please be aware that the colors may appear slightly different due to the calibration of your monitor. If you have any questions please send me a message.
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