June 02, 2008

Wet Paint



Oil on Canvas 12x14
by Me!

I dont have a title for this one yet, but the subject is Saguaro cactus flowers. I love the dramatic contrast between dark and light.  And I love how soft and big the flowers look for a spiky desert plant.  I included a detail picture to show how the highlights form the petals, I had a hard time figuring out how to get the look I wanted. I am happy with it!  Any ideas on a title???

17 comments:

brimhal said...

Wow! That painting is amazing. The saguaro is so beautiful. I grew up surrounded by cactus so this is very special to me. Aut, you are very talented. Love it..MOM

Taryn & Brendon said...

beautiful! i love it.

what do you do with your paintings? do you sell them or is it just for fun?

Erica said...

I LOVE IT! I love contrast between dark and light colors too. I will be thinking of a name, but if you are thinking of a home for this one... count me in for it! You are serioulsy SO talented! I would love to buy a painting of yours.

The Payne family said...

Wow that is really cool. I didn't even know you were an artist until this blog. And from the looks of it you are a pretty dang good one!

Niel & Brittany Lund Family said...

Wow, I love it! I'm so happy you guys have a blog. How fun. You're little guy is so cute!

JJ said...

Really? Aut, I know you are a rockstar at work, but seriously this is amazing! A future career? Though I love being able to chat with you from work!

Mer said...

What a talented woman you are Autumn! Seriously, I never knew you could paint/draw. This is such a beautiful painting. As far as a name, I have no clue. Although, I absolutely love to look at it. Keep it up!

Brent and Terina Maldonado said...

Autumn!! Wow! I keep finding so many people who have blogs! It's so exciting! How are you? Looks like life is pretty good!

Sherrie said...

hey, you knew Sherrie Nelson, so TAG, you're it.

golds_borough@yahoo.com said...

Wow!! Autumn, this is great work. I had no idea. - Geoff Golsborough

Shalyce said...

Want to paint some art for me:) I'm really ready to hang art, but can't afford anything. Actually, I probably couldn't afford your art either, so actually, can I just be you?

Julie & Jason said...

gorgeous! well done I would call it Saguaro on black, you may think it to simple but the art speaks so well who needs a title!

Amy said...

This is Amy...I think that you should call this "Amy's Christmas Present".

The Family Beckwith said...

Wow! I knew you were "artsy", but...wow! It's beautiful! Miss the desert much? :)

Natalie Jane said...

Beautiful! What a talent.

I think it should be called "West of Eden"

Natalie Jane said...

No. Southwest of Eden

Anonymous said...

I think you should call it prickly situations you got into when you worked for Student Employment(in your younger days when you were just dating Jason Bradley)!

Hi Autumn!! What a handsome little guy you and Brad have. I hope life is everything you ever hoped it would be.