Barrel Cactus #16
Add style and sophistication to your living space or office with a beautiful original acrylic painting uniquely portraying the top view of a blooming barrel cactus.
Original acrylic painting on canvas, framed in a floating style, poplar wood frame with a natural finish (unfinished), wired on the back and ready to hang on your wall.
Painting (canvas size) 36" x 36" x .75"
Overall dimensions with frame 38" x 38" x 1"
About the art:
The top-view of the barrel cactus is visually the most interesting part of this plant, and I also 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.
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 #16" original art created and produced entirely by Sue Dranchak, Artist/Owner Dranchak Studio LLC. All rights reserved.