Monday, August 07, 2006

Chain Fruit Cholla

oil on linen

This work was done plein air outside of Scottsdale Arizona. The Cholla is a beautiful element of the colorful desert floor. Although I painted this for a show, it never made the final cut.


Blogger The Tart said...


The Tart
; )

8:42 PM  
Blogger Bart said...

Nice strong background colour!

4:15 AM  
Blogger argos said...

Two great bloggers, Bart and the Tart. Thank you both.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Daniela said...

beautiful !!!

7:24 PM  
Blogger argos said...

Daniela- this time I posted your comments right away!

Thanks for the compliment.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Broady said...

Very nice. I can't imagine why it didn't make the cut.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Shelly McC said...

Wow! I really love this. It definitely makes my final cut!

3:43 AM  
Blogger Mauricio said...


Great paint! Nice colors!

Thanks for your visit in my blog and the kind words.

The name "Atacama" in my post is reference to atacama┬┤s desert in the north of Chile, which have a beautifull landscape.

Have a nice Sunday

7:20 AM  
Blogger argos said...

Broady, Shelly and Maricio-

Thanks for the words of encouragement.

Yes, something did go awry in the painting. A painting is done though, when one takes it from the easel and flings it behind him.

(see Somerset Maughams "The Moon and Sixpence.")

6:45 PM  
Blogger ClavdiaChauchat said...

thank you for the lovely comment at my blog.

This little place is quite a breath of fresh air, thank you for that!

11:32 PM  
Blogger Globetrotter said...

I can't believe it didn't make the final cut. It's absolutely gorgeous! Love your colors! YOu must have studied at one of the California Impressionist schools. That's the technique I'm trying to learn right now.

(Found your blog because you left a comment on my painting at Art Blog challenge. Thanks so much for the compliment!)

7:43 AM  

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