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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"


martha miller said...

fantastic job!!! beautiful painting!!!

love your mask, too!


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 Sawyer said...

Beautiful. Wow.
Looks like an aloe.

Susan Beauchemin said...

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

StilinStudio 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!