At the Cactus Garden

Sketch by Sarah Sullivan At the Cactus Garden in Balboa Park

At the Cactus Garden

Balboa Park in San Diego has a rich variety of specialty gardens, including a gorgeous cactus garden, which is where I painted this morning. The big shapes were striking, and I worked to capture them with long brushstrokes.

This is a 12 X 12-inch gouache sketch.

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5 Responses to At the Cactus Garden

  1. deb92024 says:

    Feels like it’s coming to get you!


  2. Sheila says:

    Love your brush strokes and leading lines. Especially the bright small cactus in lower left and the lines to the right of it leading my eye into this fabulous painting. Your cactus colors are rich, varied and natural. There is such grace of line and movement Sarah and the blue sky and lovely violet background add what it was begging for, some cool, cool serenity………. wonderful!!!


  3. samba2017 says:

    I love the boldness and clarity of your painting style. Thanks for sharing! I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is a lighthearted one about cacti in case you have time to look? Have a sunny day, Sam 🙂

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