My cholla cactus in my front yard treats us to some of the most beautiful, waxy-appearing blooms early in the spring. The blooms usually only last for a day or two, and then quickly disappear. I painted a couple of the blooms, and this is the result of my effort.
"Fleeting Beauty"...16" x 20" oil on linen.
This painting just received a "First Place In Oils" award at the Glendale Art Competition, 2011.