Happy Spring! 31

Mona Pendleton | Monday, March 21, 2016 @ 8:35 AM | , ,

Happy Spring! Yesterday was a beautiful spring day here in Arizona. My sweet sister Tina and I hit the hiking trail at 7:30 am to tackle our 5.5 mile mountain hike. The desert is in full bloom. Here's a picture of a Fendler Hedgehog cactus that we passed along the way:
Today I have a 12" x 12" gessoed art board to share featuring a single red rose Gary Jenkins style. 
I painted this piece as I followed along with Gary's A Red Vase video tutorial. I love the simplicty of this composition:



For color inspiration, I joined along with the current Color Throwdown color challenge:
I'm also linking this to Paint Party Friday:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day / evening!
Be Sweet ;)
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31 Sweet Comments So Far:

Lisa Kind said...

Of all the beauties you've created, this one is my favorite! It looks so real! Just beautiful!

Lisa said...

My gosh, Mona, this could hang in a gallery!! Wow!! This is my favorite yet...the depth and dimension is amazing!! I absolutely love this!! And what beautiful flowers on the cactus, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
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Sue Marrazzo said...

JUST Lovely! a wow!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, what a stunning piece of art, Mona!!!! Love the bright red!!! Wonderfully done and so, so, sooooooo beautiful!!! What a feast for the eye!!! TFS. And the cactus is beautiful, too!!!
Have a great week!!!

Birgit said...

This is really beautiful. I love the way you captured the colours of the challenge and the petals-you have a true gift

Team Clark said...

Another beauty, Mona. Soon you will be ready for an exhibition!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!! You are really knocking it out of the park with your painting!!!

Greta said...

You are meant to paint flowers, Mona! This is stunning--so gorgeous! I hear Spring in the desert is the best time of year--such a pretty cactus!

Joyce said...

Oh, my. Another masterpiece. Love it.

Cheryl W. said...

This is gorgeous, Mona! Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. 'Nuff said.

Lisa said...

Swoon!! This is stunning Mona!!

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh, Mona, it's absolutely a stunning piece of art! This is for an art gallery, for sure! I am so impressed! Hugs! Branka xx

Val Thorpe said...

Hi Mona - well it is happy Autumn from here and so nice that finally the temps have dropped to something acceptable. It has been so hot here and we have had rain which has been wonderful even if we still have water restrictions ... we are hoping for more rain soon. Love that cactus. So vibrant.
Your canvas is just so vibrant too. Lovely colours. I love seeing your paintings.

Helen Wallace said...

So beautiful and vibrant Mona. I love this flower arrangement. Your skills are amazing. tfs

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Mona. Really love the work you did with the highlights on this one! Very effective! :)

Ros Crawford said...

Well Spring hasn't quite arrived here yet but I live in hopes! This is another stunning piece Mona ... you are such a talented lady... you must be able to have an exhibition now ... so many gorgeous paintings!

Pam said...

This is stunning! I love this. You are so talented!

Charlene said...

This is a real piece of Art Mona. gorgeous!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Your pieces just keep getting more and more gorgeous! And, thanks for sharing the photo of the cactus - isn't it amazing that something so tough and gnarly can produce such exquisite blooms. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Lelli said...

So PRETTY, Mona! LOVE the flowers and love how shiny the vase looks - everything looks so real!

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Just beautiful. The art and the desert. My heart lives in AZ. I miss it so much.

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous painting Mona!
The depth you have created is amazing!
I am in awe!!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Everytime I see one of your canvases I see your work is progressing. You are talented! This is very beautiful and that rosebud is so lifelike!

Paper Profusion said...

Truly beautiful Mona. You are very talented! Nicola x

Susan Lankford said...

You just get better and better, Mona! The color is so vivid...love it!

GabrielleH said...

Wow this is so pretty! Real talent here! Looks almost real! TFS!

Giggles said...

So rich and stunning...LOVE it!

Hugs Giggles

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So lifelike! Just beautiful!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So beautiful!!!!

Patty O'Malley said...

Very pretty, Mona! You are so talented!


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