Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Cactus by Scott Ruthven
Cactus by Scott Ruthven
11"x14" Oil on Canvas Board
What a fun painting this was to paint!  The shadows intermingle with the form to create an interesting composition.  Varied edges and color temp changes lead the eye, create depth and define the center of interest.  The ground is full of texture created with palette knife and dry-brush techniques.  Touches of pure color on some of the spines and edges help create the sense of light.  I hope you like it!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Almost other-worldly but still great realism. Love the "floating" bits of cactus, uh, leaves? What are those things called anyway? I digress - Love this one Scott!!!


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