“Desert Charm” is the first painting in a series of desert cactus flowers. The original watercolor is 30×22″ and is painted on 140 lb Arches watercolor paper.
When you think about the desert, what do you think about first? Sand, lots of sand, sand storms that sting the eyes, baron stretches of land, land with very little vegetation, and heat, unbearable heat are all things that came to mind when I thought about it. What a delightful surprise the cactus flowers were for me. Someone once told me that cactus flowers were evidence that God intended all to have beauty as he painted these beautiful flowers in n otherwise harsh environments.
One spring in Arizona and I was hooked. I loved the southwest and knew this beautiful land would be a major influence in my painting.