Saturday, 27 August 2011

The Famous Cactus

You all know I belong to a painting group called Painting Friends?
Its like a little family - and the last week the majority have been on holiday together in Indian Rocks beach, Florida.

It was a painting holiday and the projects were kindly shared and video-ed for those of us who weren't there.
Thanks to Deb for taking the videos, and to Mollie for this particular project.

If you'd like to join the Painting Friends forum, please do go have a look HERE and tell them Pat sent you.

This is my version of Mollie's cactus.


The Famous Cactus



44 comments:

  1. Wonderful Cactus,congrats Pat!
    Have a beautiful weekend!!
    Hugs!

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  2. thanks, Francesco!

    You have a great weekend too xx

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  3. Wow, I love your colourful cactus! And another great swirly background! Great painting, Pat!

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  4. Isn't it fabulous, Judy?
    a boring old cactus + Mollie's vision + me swishing = bright and cheerful painting. I'm keeping this one :) xx

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  5. I had to comment on this one because I love it - it's as if a rainbow has been cast across it - well done you!

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  6. thanks, Sandie :)

    It is like a rainbow.. :) xx

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  7. Pat......me encanta,si la copa ya me pareció genial este cactus es una maravilla.
    Me ha enamorado los tonos que le has dado tanto a la planta como al fondo.Felicidades y un besote.

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  8. thanks, Conchi :)

    the backgrounds are the same colours on this and in Failte - and doesn't it make them both so cheerful? :) xx

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  9. Oh Pat, This so lovely. It's a wonderful painting. I love the colors. i love the rainboe affect~~~
    Hugs xx
    Jan

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  10. thanks, Jan. I'm really happy with it :) xx

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  11. This is lovely Pat, that rainbow of colours really brightened up my day of intermittent downpours! But it still looks green and prickly underneath. Ouch!

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  12. Been a swine of a day, hasn't it , Michael?

    This is so cheerful - but you know the old saying "no pleasure without pain"

    A bit like the sunshine and downpours today!

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  13. Your painting of the cactus is absolutely Gorgeous. Love those colours together, it all works so well. I'll take a look at the Painting Friends forum btw....cheers.

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  14. Pat Beautiful colors! This is a colorful cactus and it has become very beautiful painting.

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  15. Oh Pat, I love your cactus - so bright and chirpy! Beautifully done!

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  16. Hello Pat
    This cactus is fabulous and so colorful. To see the painting makes a good mood. Congratulations!
    Elsbeth xx

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  17. Hi,Pat,
    So beautiful, full of colours & joy that shows who you are. Happy painting and have a nice weekend!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  18. Wonderful
    work
    thank you for sharing

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  19. Beautiful cactus. I just love the colors in that. It reminds me of the ones my grandmother had when I was a kid

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  20. thanks Ann, glad you like it :)
    Hope you enjoy your visit to PF also :) xx

    thanks Renske, I love the colours in it :) xx

    thanks, Kathryn - bright and chirpy - and I love it :) xx

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  21. thanks, Elsbeth - is does enhance your mood - I think that's why I'm keeping it, it makes me smile :) xx

    thanks Sadami - you are right of course, it shows the inner me, a happy soul :) xx

    Thanks Christiane, gorgeous colours for sure :) xx

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  22. thanks BNS, glad you like it :) xx

    Do you know Ann, one my ex-boyfriend's mum had one of these - or something similar. It would shoot spines at you if you got too close!
    You can see I had a lucky escape :lol:

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  23. This is one of the most cheerful cactus I have ever seen. Well done. :)

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  24. I like that bright colors in the background and of course the painting itself. I like also those spines. I thought you were very patient when you're working on them.

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  25. Thanks, Prabal - it certainly is cheerful :) and I love it :) xx

    Thanks, Cora. It certainly did take some patience doing all those spines! xx

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  26. Estupenda obra, me gusta la composición y el colorido que has logrado.
    Saludos

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  27. oh, Pat you turned a prickly and sometimes painful cactus into something with glorious color. It makes me want to touch it .. NOOOO ! BJ

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  28. Ooh, this really is lovely! I love all of those colours withing the bulbous parts of the cactus. Really, very good!

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  29. Stunning, really beautiful Pat. Fusions colors and water are magnificent. Great job, I love it!
    Hugs

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  30. Qué bello cactus, me encanta su colorido y la combinación del fondo, hasta la espinas se ven amistosas.

    What a beautiful cactus, I love the colors and the combination of the background to the spines are friendly.

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  31. Thanks, Juan. I love the colours too :) xx

    Thanks, BJ. It doesn't look half so scary in my painting, does it? :)

    Thanks Sandra. Its very different, but gorgeous :) xx

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  32. Thank you Carmen. I too love the fusion of colour in it xx

    Thanks Sand, it does feel like a friendly little cactus. And cheerful too :) xx

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  33. That is beautiful! I love the rainbow of color in it. One might be tempted to reach out and touch this cactus!

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  34. Very nice this cactus, it seems a candy! Arianna

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  35. Ah, I like this one too! The colors are so bright and cheerful!

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  36. Dear Pat
    I just love this painting.. Beautiful cactus.. Makes me happy, I love the colors.
    Thank you for your most welcome visit and kind words..
    fondly,
    Penny

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  37. I dont know how to explain what I felt when I saw your painting. Let me try: they look like happy cactus!! Beautiful work, Pat.xx

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  38. Thanks Tonya - I love the rainbow effect too xx

    It does seem like a candy, Arianna. Nicely put! xx

    Thanks, Linda, glad you liked it.

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  39. Thanks Penny. Making people happy is the best thing about art - so glad this one did it for you xx

    Thank you Anamaria - they do look like happy cactus - and in turn it makes me happy! xx

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  40. WOW PAT!!! This is fabulous! Love those colors. This is one awesome cactus!

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  41. Pat...this one is all YOU. Your gradations and colors are fabulous. Glad you painted it, but it would have been more fun for us all had you been there...and...so much for skyping! Happy to hear that you are keeping it.

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  42. I love how you've painted the cactus, you've made it very beautiful. We have some at the back of our house, you can eat the fruit if you don't mind the prickles!

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  43. thanks Teresa xx

    Thanks, Mollie - I loved skyping, even if I talk funny :lol: Would have been better if I was there too... xx

    thanks, Cathy xx

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