Thursday, May 7, 2009

Six Degrees of Separation

We have a patch of cactus growing by the bedroom window.  It usually gives a spectacular show of yellow flowers after a good rainfall in spring.  We have been having monsoon like rains this week and I see the buds popping up all over the patch.  As I was researching  the name and variety that was growing in our yard, I discovered that cacti are part of the plant order Caryophyllales which also includes plants like beets, baby's breath, spinach, amaranth, tumbleweeds, carnations, rhubarb, bougainvillea, buckwheat, chickweed, knotgrass etc. I still don't know the name but I full of wonder and amazement at the nature's bounty. 

After the Rainfall  watercolor on hot press paper. 15x11"


Galina Nikolova said...

Beautiful flowers and wonderful composition.

Kathy Staicer said...

This is a beautiful painting. I really like your use of color. I have also been painting cactus but I am not satisfied with the results yet. I was inspired by the cover of Watercolor magazine but now I'm even more inspried by After the Rainfall.
Keep on painting.

meera said...

Thank you, Galina. It is always wonderful when others like my paintings too :)

meera said...

Thank you so very much Kathy! --You made my day :)

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