Sunday, November 8, 2009

Cactus Orchid, Part Two of Two


"Orchid Cactus 2" - oil - 36" x 36"


Hope you are all having a great painting week.
I'm starting a few new canvases, so I may be persona non-oblogata for a bit.


Here's the orchid cacti as a diptych.


30 comments:

  1. Beautiful, I love how you captured the light hitting it.

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  2. All I can say is, "wow......"

    Love the play on words and looking forward to the new work. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying this jewel of a diptych.

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  3. Looking at your paintings makes me pause and say "wow" each time!!
    R. your work is always stunning!!

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  4. R. Absolutely gorgeous and seeing the two together is really inspiring. Holy moly! 3ftx3ft! I'd love to see these in person.

    No worries... we'll hold the fort down while you're working.

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  5. I think you're trying to pass off a photograph as a painting... =) Just kidding...

    I agree with the sentiments of those who commented before me... and add my own resounding "WOW!".

    Enjoy your time at the easel. I look forward to when you become blogged down with posting them for us to see.

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  6. This is stunning as a small image on the blog - I can't imagine the power this has at that size! I'm adding my WOW to the group consensus!!

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  7. Your flower paintings are incredible, especially these cactus ones, they seem so difficult to paint...

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  8. This is absolutely stunning the petals look almost translucent, so delicate. What wonderful paintings!

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  9. This series leaves me breathless! I, too, would really love to see these in person. Thank you for sharing them, and so much else. I've passed the Kreativ Blogger Award to you, and you can get the instructions on my 11/8 post on my blog.

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  10. Exquisite!! What a beautiful pair of paintings!!

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  11. The colour and composition are just perfect, a truly beautiful painting :-)

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  12. Gosh R, this is superb! So light and delicate. And I love that you've done them HUGE!

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  13. I thought I had the best Cactus flower but this is awesome. They all seem to have that flower within a flower and always to one side.
    What a pretty pink. I loooooooove it.


    Magnificent.

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  14. I would love to see you post your painting process.... your paintings are so gorgeous! And WOW! I'm going to second Doug's Holy Moly! I would love to see your paintings in real life!

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  15. Hi R.,

    This is stunning, and I love the diptych format. Doubly gorgeous.

    Have fun painting. Can't wait to see what you're working on.

    Take care,

    Barbara

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  16. R.. your work is stunning as always and these two pieces look lovely together...

    Sometime I'd love to read about your process...Not that I could come close, but I am interested.

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  17. Thanks for commenting on my DSFDF piece R, where is yours????

    Your work is lovely, especially these latest two pieces. Well done back!

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  18. Wow, these are great by themselves and even better as a pair. Beautifully done R.

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  19. Another Wow! Stunning, gorgeous. That black background really makes it pop. I like the two together.

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  20. Ah... the light. Isnt that what we are all trying to capture. Beautiful!

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  21. Oh, I have one of these. Do you remember? I got it from City Floral. A woman brought in two huge specimens to be repotted. It was done for free in exchange for cuttings, I believe. I took a few myself and they thrived on my balcony at 859. I had a beautiful plant when I relocated to El Paso which I left with my friend Stella.
    I was home one Summer to see over ten blooms on the then sprawling plant. I repotted and Stella put it in her sunroom. Later she moved it outdoors under her front tree for the Spring. There it was eaten by her goats.
    I gave cuttings to my sister and friends Paige and Betsy so it lives on at least. Maybe the stump at Stella's will revive, who knows. I offered to relocate it several times to the Gore's but she has always resisted.
    Oh well.
    I love the painting.
    XO J-Cito

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  22. You can just pick these right off the paper, especially #2. Amen to all the wows.

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  23. Your blog is so impressive, just stunning! Really beautiful paintings! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  24. R,Love these!...did not know they were called orchids.We call them Christmas cactus. Sold my first painting on ebay with a still life of this flower! Mine are blooming but scraggly since they were neglected by my trip to Denver. You have inspired me to try another painting of them.

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Thank you for your kind comments! They always make my day.