Thursday, April 7, 2016

Cactus Abstractus

"Cactus Abstractus"
12" x 16" Pastel on Sandpaper
© Monique Straub
There is just something fun and magical about paddle cactus. Also known as Opuntia, these plump paddles are found on many of the hillsides here in San Diego, and they are also used in Mexican cooking to make great salsa! Anyhow...I love to draw them and I am always amazed at the vivid colors they display.

"Cactus Abstractus" is painted in soft pastel on sandpaper, offered framed in a wide, dark brown wood, plein air style frame, ready to hang and enjoy. You may purchase here and have it shipped to your door, or purchase here and pick it up at my studio/gallery at Art on 30th, and I will refund the shipping. $395 + $40 to ship anywhere in the continental U.S. or Canada. Updated 1/15/17: Sold!

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