Plein Air Cactus (pastel) by Niki Hilsabeck

9 × 12 Chalk pastel on gray-toned Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper

Image painted plein air at home in Fallbrook, California

To read more about this piece or see additional works for sale, please visit my blog.

Niki Hilsabeck is an artist from Fallbrook, whose art is mostly inspired by her impressionistic view of life in Southern California.

Niki paints from her own photo references or plein air, and usually leaves a trail of pastel or acrylic behind her.

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Niki. Well done.

  • Thanks Bunny!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 3 years ago

    Well done Niki! I really like the colours and textures on this one.

  • Thank you Diane!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 3 years ago

    Really love the colours, and the ‘chopped off’ format in this one Niki.

  • Thanks Lynda, there’s so much of that cactus I always end up chopping it off for my own sanity!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 3 years ago

    Lovely Niki!!!


  • Thank you so much Sherri!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 3 years ago


  • Thank you Leonie!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful pastel!!! Congrats on your feature in New Creations!

  • Thanks Angie!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 3 years ago

    November 8, 2011
    Lovely work Niki

  • Thanks Maree, and thank you for all your hard work hosting!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    NOVEMBER 8th, 2011
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Wow, thank you Mary! I’m honored to be included in this round of features.

    – Niki Hilsabeck

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