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Friday, July 11, 2008

Succulent II

It would just figure when I hardly have any time to paint, now that preschool is out, that I would choose to paint such a complicated subject. I've been working on this off and on. It's frustrating not to complete a painting in one sitting. I want to keep going and if I can't, which is the case lately, it's harder to get back to it. It didn't look like I would have the time to finish this today, but miracles do happen. To all you faithful viewers, please bear with me! I don't know the name of this plant, but it does flower and I love that braided or overlapping spine. This one must have been cut back or knocked off when young, so it's growing two spines.
Watercolor, 7"x 7"
SOLD

9 comments:

Martha Miller said...

fantastic job!!! beautiful painting!!!

love your mask, too!

xo
m

Susan Beauchemin said...

Thanks Marth!

Don Gray said...

Almost hypnotic when I stare at the woven rhythms of the plant and the luminous color.

Susan Beauchemin said...

Wow, you are now in my command---I command you to paint today!
Thanks Don

Susan said...

Beautiful. Wow.
Looks like an aloe.

Susan Beauchemin said...

Hi Susan, you're right--It's a fan aloe

Linda Stilin said...

Absolutely wonderful! I'm thinking this one must have required a bit of patience!

Susan Beauchemin said...

Yes Linda--it took some time and my life the way it is now, I had to sneak in the time!

laura said...

Just gorgeous--I love the way one leave seems to grow out of the one before it; it makes a fascinating and pleasing pattern. Your colors are stunning--I can't believe it's watercolor! I have had that same frustrating experience of having to keep going back: I usually finish in one sitting too, and seem to lose steam and conviction each time I re-approach a painting! But this painting proves to me, it can be done!