Media: colored pencil
Size: 12"W x 15"H x 0.18"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I saw this large cactus in a neighbor's yard and was immediately intrigued by the large leaves with the different hues of green and its flowers popping up from the circular shapes. The repetition of the curved lines made a good composition, and I decided to draw it on black paper, which was quite difficult! I added some oranges and browns to relieve the greens.
Nature is my favorite subject - either in painting or drawing. My strongest design element is shape - both positive and negative. That is one reason why I love to depict trees in any season, especially bare trees that reach their limbs up to the sky leaving spaces through which the sky peeks through. There is a certain human aspect in a tree shaped by its environment. Variations in line, hue, and value also mark my work. My personality is calm and steady, and it always shows up in my art.