Acrylic on gessoboard - 12 x 9 in - 2013
I was initially interested in the patterns the shadows formed on the top of this single, ripe tomato, but I soon found I was almost as interested in the broken branch nearby. So, I included them both in the painting to give a better sense of the life of the plant.
I painted them with vivid acrylics on gesso board. To bring out their liveliness and emphasize the shadows, I kept the background white and deepened the colors of the shadows.
Cholla cacti blooming in the high desert of New Mexico are a delightful sight! I enjoyed capturing the rhythm and liveliness of their colors in this piece. It is 24...
Acrylic on canvas - 24 x 30 in - 2016 In this piece, I tried a new approach to depicting my beloved prickly pear cacti, likely inspired by the fact that these didn’t grow near my...
Acrylic on gessoboard - 12 x 16 in - 2014 I was surprised when our crabapple and apple trees self-hybridized. Did you know that they are able do that? I didn’t until...