Prickly Pear.

This piece, which was accepted into the American Greetings Spring Fine Art Show, is a further exploration of a sketch that I did while in Sedona this past fall. I really enjoyed the way that the prickly pear would sprawl across the landscape in every direction and all of the color variations that could be found in just one plant. 
(Click for an enlarged version.)


It's been a while.
Sometimes life is too busy and moves too fast. Life has been like that for me lately. Lots of ups and downs. Lots of anxiety and stress. But lots of good too. 

I had been working on two pieces for the American Greetings Spring Fine Art Show. One piece was accepted into the show and sold on the night of the opening. This is the piece that wasn't accepted.