A group project from WatercolorWorkshop is to paint these cactus flowers. There have been some great renderings already but I wanted to try my hand at these, too. The photo is great - taken and shared by Gina Hall. Gina does fantastic animal portraits and also paints sculptured horses - check out her blog at: http://ginahallstudios.blogspot.com/
to see some of her great work.
So now all I have to do is do this beautiful photo justice with my watercolor painting :) Here's what I have to start. I need more greens on the cactus flats (whatever you call those) and darken the background in the left and maybe it will be done. Don't want to do much else to the flowers or they'll be overworked but the greens need more work.