10.000 x 10.000 x 1.500 inches
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Blooming Beaver Tail Cactus
Bob and Nadine Johnston
Painting - Acrylic On Hardboard Enhanced Digitally Photo By Nikon Digital
NO WATERMARK will appear on your finished Purchase, it is an overlay created by Fine Art America.... to protect the work from those who would steal it.
Original Painted By Nadine in Acrylic on Hardboard, a very smooth surface which allows for much more detail than when painting on canvas. Then, I photography them with a Nikon, and adjust colors of various areas in Photoshop seperately. Like the Pot, then the green cactus, and then stems, then flowers to make them look as good as possible.
In the beginning we wanted to leave paintings as close to the originals as possible. But, then we realized what we are selling in Fine Art America are not "original paintings" but DIGITAL Images, so we should make them look their very best, enhancing texture, contrast, colors, or anything which can be improved digitally, to make the very best image possible for the buyer....
Beaver-tail Cactus grow very well in our home in arizona, but they also did well in California, and we have sent them to our children in Il, ME, NJ, MA, and other relatives in the states. We just advised them, watch the AZ or CA weather, when it rains there, water the plant, but do not soak it. Beavertail Cactus, is found in southwest USA, mostly in the Mojave Desert, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and Colorado Deserts, and also in the Colorado Plateau and northwest Mexico; it ranges through the Grand Canyon and Colorado River region to southern Utah, and in western Arizona, regions along the Lower Colorado River Valley. The Beavertail Cactus is a medium sized to small prickly pear cactus, depending on variety, growing to about 60 cm tall. A single plant may consist of hundreds of fleshy, flattened pads. These are more or less blue-gray, depending on variety, growing to a length of 14 cm and are maximum 10 cm wide and 1 to 1.5 cm thick. They are typically spineless, but have instead many small barbed bristles, that easily penetrate the skin. The pink to rose colored flowers are most common; however, a rare variety of white and even yellow flowers also exist. Beavertail bloom from spring to early summer, and last longer in a controlled environment that does not get too dry..
March 29th, 2012
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