Barrel Cactus #12 - Original
Barrel Cactus #12 - Original
Barrel Cactus #12 - Original
Barrel Cactus #12 - Original
Barrel Cactus #12 - Original
Barrel Cactus #12 - Original

Barrel Cactus #12 - Original

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Barrel Cactus #12 

2021

Add pizazz and style to your living space or office with a beautiful original acrylic painting uniquely portraying the top view of a desert barrel cactus. 

Original acrylic painting on canvas, framed in a floating style, poplar wood frame with a natural finish, wired on the back and ready to hang on your wall.  

Painting (canvas size)  36" x 36" x .75"

Overall dimensions with frame  37.5" x 37.5" x 1"

About the art: 

The top-view of the barrel cactus is visually the most interesting part, and I enjoy working with a radial, symmetric composition whenever possible. The distinct visual elements and unique characteristics of the barrel cactus inspired my imagination and creativity. I started with a simple pencil drawing and made use of lines and curves and worked the composition in an orderly and geometric fashion. When the pencil drawing is established I work right over it with acrylic paint. Most of the details of this painting were accomplished with a short handle #2 round watercolor brush. You can catch a quick glimpse of it in the video. 

The subdued green-grey background of this painting balances perfectly with the rich dark venetian red hue of the cactus to create a warm and earthy feel. For the finishing touch I added the golden flowers and fruits that adorn the crown of barrel cactus.

The barrel cactus is a species that is native to the Sonoran Desert region. They heavily populate the desert wilderness and I often observe them while hiking around the region. They are also present in the residential landscapes around my neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ. The barrel cactus is an ongoing theme that I often visit in my artwork and I have created several variations of this composition. See more from my Desert Garden Collection. 

"Barrel cactus #12" original art created and produced entirely by Sue Dranchak, Artist/Owner Dranchak Studio LLC. All rights reserved.