Here I am starting a new pastel from photos I took in Palm Desert. I was enchanted by the low morning light hitting the Cholla cactus, creating a soft-looking halo against a dark background. Although it looked soft - beware! Cholla is covered with barbed needles you don't want to meet!
I sure hope I can pull off this painting - I've been thinking about it for days (and even at night when I'm trying to go to sleep!) You know you are in a creative mood when you get obscessed and excited about starting a painting and the blank paper doesn't intimidate you!