Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cactus Garden

The other day I visited the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. In the main greenhouse they have a room filled with cactus and succulents. Since it was a quiet day I was able to sit on my sketching chair and not be in the way of other visitors. This is about 5 x 7.


  1. What a beautiful desert plant grouping! Love all the colors you've incorporated and of course, that adds life to any piece!

  2. You did a fantastic job on this sketch, Joan! I love the greens!

  3. A great sketch Joan with beautiful colours! I was actually considering painting a cactus today but changed my mind to an outdoor scene. Maybe for my next one - you have inspired me!

  4. Well done Joan. I like the flow of the piece.

  5. I would never have thought cactus painterly, but these are really lovely

  6. Sherry - Thanks. It was nice to be in a dry desert area. lol

    Thanks, Celia. Happy Birthday!

    Wendy - Go for it! Thanks.

    Randy - Thank you.

    Polly - Thanks. I'm always looking for flowering cacti...but they are hard to find.