Wednesday, August 31, 2011


9 1/4" x 13 1/4"
Watercolor & Gouache

I'm calling this one finished and signed it this morning.  The photo is showing a bit more saturated as my camera really picks up the colors and emphasizes.  The photo was taken under normal room lamp light.

The photo reference was by KJSeiloff from the Wet Canvas Reference Image Library and appreciate its use. 


Studio at the Farm said...

It IS done, Ann, and it's beautiful. Bravo!!!

ann @ studiohyde said...

Congratulations...a wonderful painting. I really enjoy watching the process with your work.

Pat said...

Love the light and shadow in this, and the way my eye keeps moving around the painting and finding new things to see. Wonderful piece! xx

Unknown said...

Ann this is absolutely gorgeous! From the tiny thumbnail, the textures drew me right over to see it bigger.

RH Carpenter said...

Beautiful finish, Ann! I really like the greens and violet shadows and how my eye moves around the piece so well.

Ann Buckner said...

Thank you all so much, for visiting the blog, for following the progress of the paintings, and your encouragement. That goes for everyone who has been here and commented on all the different posts.


Celeste, we must have been thinking alike because I was thinking about you and wondering how you were doing with your work. I'm so glad you posted as I lost your link - now it has been added again to the blog sidebar. I love the work you are doing and maybe one day soon I can visit a gallery and see your work! said...

One of my favorites Ann. Love it

Vernita Hoyt said...

Ann, this painting is beautiful! What a beauty! I love the cactus and the southwestern look of this subject. Your use of color and shadow is really great! You are such a good artist.

irinasztukowski said...

Oh Ann, it is very beautiful outcome. I can see the main point on the young arms of this cactus. The flowers are just amazing.
Gosh so many thorns so little time: I really want to paint cactuses but for now I am swamped painting people (good for business, sure) but with your inspiration I will paint those spiky cuties very soon.
Thank you,

Ann Buckner said...

I'm pleased you like it, Nora. Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you, Vernita. You are kind for offering such encouraging comments and you are much appreciated.

Irina, so good to hear how busy you are. I love seeing your new work you know. :)