I love it when cacti have flowers on them, but for some reason I never get to see them in full bloom. The reference photo for this painting was from photos I took along the promenade in Manhattan Beach when I was there for a wedding this summer. This is 5 x 5 inches.
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Just when I thought I had done my last Christmas themed painting, along came another opportunity. My friend, Gina, had a few sketchers over last week since we hadn't met at all through the holidays. We planned on ordering sushi and then sketching since her house was still totally decorated. I just couldn't resist sketching this stocking, even though it meant I was sketching in a different room from everyone else.