Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Happy Cactus Monday

I really wanted to use my pure pigment pastels, that blend so well with water. I only have a few colours (i used them all). I have been feeling quite crazy, so I just sat down and drew. I made this cactus up... (its a messyfishicus greencacitus actually!) Happy cactus monday all xxx

17 comments:

yoon see said...

Wow! Lovely vibrant blue, green and light yellow to start monday and it's cactus monday.
Happy Cactus Monday Messyfish!

marianne said...

wonderful cactus fantasy!
Vibrant colors!
It is always nice to discover all sort of materials everywhere that I don´t know......and want to try

happy cactus Monday!

Teri C said...

Oh it is so pretty!!!!
And fanciful!

HCM!

Diane C. said...

I just love your cactus painting with those gorgeous colors, and it was great that you included the botanical name, messyfishicus greencacitus!

Debra Kay said...

Wow-it pops right out at ya! Love it, makes me smile on a Monday morning, and that is hard to do.

Lynn said...

It is beauty-full! Sings of joy!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wonderful rendition of Cactusmessius. Happy Cactus Monday.

Margaret Ann said...

Happy and bursting with color! :) HCM!

Julie said...

Ooooooh...the messyfishicus greencacitus is so smooth, fat and juicy!!! NICE!!!!!

Happy CM!!!

Flying Colors said...

I love those pastels also! Such lushness and pure color... And that is one fat, rolly polly cactus... Cute!
HCM and have a great week! I'm exhausted today!

Pea said...

So cute!The pastels look really nice! Have a great week!

studio lolo said...

It looks like a very special, festive balloon!! Great job ;)

Femin Susan said...

What a creative blog. that cactus drawn is surely magnificent.
Cheers!

Bella Sinclair said...

Marvelous!!! SOOOO happy, this one. :) Oh, Mesyfish, I've missed so much fun here. I am cracking UP over your Object. That is stupendous! Can't wait to see what else you do.

By the way, I see your gorgeous dragon fruit on the side there, and I have a question. When you're working with colored pencils, do you lightly outline in regular graphite first, or do you just jump in with the colors?

messyfish said...

Hi Bella, when I work with pencils, I lightly outline with a lead pencil first then lightly block in the colours. I did the dragon fruit from a photo (which I think, technically is cheating...but dont care!)

Pouty Lips said...

I have it from a high cactus authority that this is a perfect watermelon cactus specimen otherwise known as aquapricklyfruit.

deepazartz said...

I am so sorry I missed this one.
The green is so bright & vibrant. I loved the colors:)
Very cute:)