I had a lot of fun with this painting. It is very complex so I took a lot of time. So much is going on inside a 24" X 36" space. It almost feels like an abstract painting to me. I focused on a very small area of the painting at a time, and continued to do this throughout. Towards the end I stood back and focused on the entire painting. I brought the colors and shapes together. The subject of the painting is of a prickly pear cactus. In my opinion, it's one of the most beautiful and interesting plants in the desert.
oil on stretched canvas