Standing tall under the baking sun of the southwest deserts, these ancient sentinels raise their arms in friendly welcome. I always find them both awesome and humorous. Each individual has its own structure with various configurations of arms and other protuberances, and they seem to be communicating with others in their strange cactus sign-language. Or maybe it's just my imagination!
I had fun creating this Saguaro with layers of oil paint and mediums scraped onto the canvas with various tools. The result is a realistic subject but with bright colors and abstract effects. I hope its friendly welcome will light up your home!
Original painting in oils on Belgian linen on panel. Champagne Silver modern frame. Framed, ready to hang.
Painting size: 48" x 16" (122 cm x 41 cm)
Framed size: 49.75" x 17.75" (127 cm x 45 cm)
On Exhibition and available at A Women's Art Expo at The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona. Opening October 14, 2021. Please contact the gallery to purchase.