Welcome back.

This week we’ll be continuing with the Sonoran desert scene. I’m doing this on an 8×10 canvas in my usual acrylic paints.  The photo that I’m using is seen in the photo directly below.

When last seen, the photo appeared as it does in the photo directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting

I’ve concentrated most of my efforts on the cactus for this week’s installment.  It now has branches defined by a blue border.  At least part of this blue edge will eventually become the shadowing seen in the photo.  Within the blue borders the body of the plant is now a temporary green.  This green will be brightened and highlighted later on.

Changes have also been made to the horizon line and the sky.  Upon defining the form of the cactus I realized that the horizon was too high.  I lowered it a bit, a change that is still obvious in the half-finished sky.  The sky has also received some paint but still has a long way to go.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

That’s about it for now. I’ll see you next week with more progress.  As always, feel free to add photos of your own work in the comments section below.

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