I recently completed these two paintings and plan to create many more in the upcoming year under a series titled, Rugged Beauty. Needless to say these paintings take a lot of time. If you want to see a recap of my process take a look at this older post.
In a few weeks, our family will travel to New Mexico. I'll be taking my camera and hope to shoot some of the cacti as we drive through West Texas.
As far as the composition for this series, it will be similar. Close up and cropped. I really like the square format but want to make some larger, like 30 x 30, 36 x 36, and 48 x 48. I'd like to paint some blooming. I get excited when I come upon something unusual, like an enormous sticker. I don't claim to be a great photographer but if I find something cool - I'll share. Follow me on instagram too @anntjackson (i love instagram, i'm a visual person, what can I say...).
Sharing the process of a painterly approach to art, wallcoverings, and textiles.