Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Petalos de Rosa

Petalos de Rosa
20x24 oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Doesn't it always sound more exotic in another language? Pink petals in Spanish [petalos de rosa] gives my painting of my neighbor's cactus flowers an extra punch. As I approached our court, these blooms were a pink spotlight on her lawn. I went and grabbed a few photos and this was the result.

12 comments:

David Larson Evans said...

A masterpiece !

Jo Castillo said...

Sheila, this is great. I love cactus flowers and you make them come alive. Nice work.

martinealison said...

Cette dernière semaine j'ai photographié des cactus en fleur mais les fleurs étaient moins généreuses que les tiennes... J'adore ton interprétation... C'est une véritable explosion de couleurs et une certaine force se dégage de cette peinture. Bravo l'artiste!
gros bisous

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sheila
Hope you are well.
It is nice to see your lovely oils.
Such vibrancy.
Kind Regards

AutumnLeaves said...

Ah Sheila...this is just so stunning. I love that blue limning, so perfect when the shadows and the light mix together with the cactus green. Gorgeous blooms and buds and this is just so pretty!

suzanneberry said...

a true masterpiece sheila!!!! just stunning, BRAVO!!!

Natasha said...

This reminds me of growing up in Arizona, it's beautiful.

Dean H. said...

Gorgeous color on those petals. I have a tube of paint that I use on special occasions named Thio Violet by Grumbacher which is a perfect match for that color.
An excellent painting all the way around, Sheila!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

STUNNING! Totally yummy color saturation, and vivid brushwork--keep 'em comin' Girl! You're on a roll!

Angela said...

So pink. Love it.

dominique eichi said...

this piece so far is my ALL time favorite !!!!!!!

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Hi Sheila! wow! this is fantastic work! amazing colors! very beautiful!