Blooming Saguaro #22
Original acrylic painting on canvas
12" x 12" x .75" painting size (canvas size)
13.5" x 13.5" x 1" frame size (outer dimension of frame)
Contemporary and stylish, this original acrylic painting with a floating style frame can hang just about anywhere. Frame is 'natural' or unfinished and has a nice neutral and natural look that complements the artwork. Wired on the back and ready to be hanged.
For the background I chose a pure Venetian red (red oxide) to create a natural earthy feel with a warm kind of a "brick-red" look. Venetian red was a very popular choice during the Renaissance era and can be seen in many Italian paintings.
The saguaro cactus is the official Arizona state flower. This majestic and iconic cactus has been an ongoing theme that I often return to and explore with paint. ~ Sue Dranchak