Monday, March 15, 2010

Gathering Inspiration at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ

study in my sketchbook for a future painting
"Bunny Ear Prickly Pear Cactus"
Desert Botanical Garden,Phoenix, AZ

Nature is my source of inspiration for my paintings. I enjoy getting out of the studio to connect with nature and gather images  for future paintings. For this study I set up camp in front of some "bunny ear prickly pear cactus" alongside a pathway at the Desert Botanical Gardens.  It took me about two hours to complete this study that will serve as a visual reference and eventually translate into a larger painting on a wooden panel. -Sue Dranchak

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