Yellow Prickly Pear

8.00"W x 10.00"H x 0.0"D

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Melanie Harman


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: realist, floral, flower, cactus, pear, prickly, yellow, blue, pink, shadow, opuntia, cacti

Media: watercolor on paper

Size: 8"W x 10"H x 0.025"D

Year Created: 2018

A colorful rendition of a Prickly Pear cactus in the early morning sunshine, this was painted after a visit to the Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona. The combination of light and shadow on this cactus was irresistible! I live in the Sonoran desert and see many cacti both in the wild and as desert landscaping, the prickly pear is a favorite because it is one of the earliest to bloom in the springtime.

This flower painting was awarded 3rd place at the 2014 Arizona State Fair (class 614, Arizona Superstar - all mediums)

My name is Melanie Harman. I am a Vango artist. Thank you for visiting my portfolio. Painting allows me to pause and reflect on my journey through life. I am able to better appreciate the colors and beauty of the natural world and connect with it on a deeper level. Watercolor is my choice of medium; the wet-in-wet interaction of colors is fascinating and stimulating in all of its permutations. I am originally from England and moved to Phoenix in 1987 and have since become a US citizen. I live in a split-level house with my husband and two cats. We are active and like to ski, hike and backpack.

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