Purple Cactus Blooms 12 X 16 Inch Original Oil Painting

This is a 12 X 16 inch oil painting of purple cactus blooms against a warm desert mesa.  

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31 thoughts on “Purple Cactus Blooms 12 X 16 Inch Original Oil Painting

  1. Beautiful work DawnMarie. You are really putting a very personal, beautiful stamp on your work. A distinctive style and color theme. Really beautiful. Keep going!

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        1. I am glad you see it.

          Oh, well…I bought me a canopy tent and a mobile credit card reader, receipts, hanging price tags and ribbon (and little silver tacs to attach the ribbon for hanging), got my cooler I am gonna fill with bottled water for people cuz NM is HOT! I have a few four foot tables.

          I still need some table clothes…and I need a banner.

          I am painting every day until Aug 1 trying to get as many new paintings out as I can until then. I want to make sure they have time to dry. Two weeks will do it, but I am gonna be conservative and go three. I am painting mostly sunflowers, but will have a few odd balls there two for the people at the festival who are not into sunflowers?

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        2. Oooooh…and I need to build display panels for the paintings and my husband and I plan on doing that this weekend and we need to make sand bag weight things so the store don’t blow away…NM is windy too!

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        3. Lololol…pretty sure we don’t have those but I could certainly do a finch…or a bee martin ( I like their mowhawks). I look at the back yard bird nerd site and so many birds…and we don’t have em!!!!

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        4. I don’t know what kind. They seem green and very small and cute to me. I will have to look it up. The only reason I know about bee martins is because they nest all over my back yard. I have mourning doves and quail and road runners too…I think we had a wood pecker at some point? We might have a few bats now too since we put up a bat house. They use my swimming pool as their pond.

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        5. Bats are cool. My husband has wanted to put up houses for them forever. Goldfinches are a really bright almost neon yellow in summer. I have to look up bee martin. And we don’t have roadrunners either! I thought that was just for cartoons, lol!

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        6. Bats are way cool! I think I have 3 of them.

          Road runners are real! I like their mohawks too. Great hair.

          I looked up the gold finch…very vibrant and pretty! Mine are definitely green.

          I found a list of NM birds which if t doesn’t come in handy for the sunflower festival, it will come in handy for bird day.

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  2. oh this is so different! how fun! your flowers are playfully deceptive! I can’t read their mood at all and that scares me…..lol Love those touches of blue at the cliffs. I took a second look and now your flowers look beautiful and sleepy…..I can’t decide! I love it though, makes you sit up and pay attention, that is for certain!

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    1. Hi Margaret. I painted this one for the sunflower festival booth. These guys are showing how there can vibrant life even in the desolate places. A sort of divine completeness is possible even in dangerous times and places. These cactus have made their home on the rocks and are thriving.

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      1. Oh, the really vibrant green is meant to convey life and growth and the purple tells of a royal lineage. The browns are symbolic for creation or earth, and the sky is a covering of the divine (blue).

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