Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Daily Painters "Blushing Nopales"

Another beautiful day in San Diego, another fun day in the garden. Today we meet the succulents, and in particular, the blushing pink paddle cactus. Botanically known as "Opuntia Microdasys", these are the "nopale" cactus of Old Mexico. They were commonly peeled, boiled, chopped and used for salsa...yum!  A cute upright addition to the succulent dish garden, as long as you keep your fingers in check, they're pretty friendly.

This is painting #8 of the New Year. Painted in soft pastel on sanded paper, this piece measures 14" x 18" and is framed in wide, dark wood with UV/Non-glare museum glass. I will refund the shipping of $45 if you prefer local pick-up at my studio here in San Diego. Buy it now price: $475.00 + $45 shipping to anywhere in the continental U.S. Thanks for stopping by.

Copyright 2011 Monique Straub. All rights reserved


Tracie said...

This is gorgeous! Definately one of my favorites. Succulents always make me think of you.

Monique Straub said...

Thanks for the comment. Succulents are probably tops on my list of favorite subjects!

Mom :)