Rain, Rain go away


Dessert flowers. Chalk pastel on paper by Kristin Krimmel (visit http://www.kristinkrimmel.com to see more) 

It’s a grey and rainy day here. There was a clap of thunder just a few minutes ago. It took five minutes before the clouds opened up and dumped a huge bucket load of rain water upon this corner of the earth. It’s only the beginning of October and there was hail in it or sleet or something.

So I chose this warm picture to share with you. It a small chalk pastel, about 10 x 14 inches,  of prickly pear cactus and yellow dessert flowers in Arizona (I’m trying to think dry and sunny to balance things up). I like this one because it’s fresh and clean – no overworking, single stroke marks, no muddy colours; enough information to know what it is; no hair-of-the-dog uberrefined detail. I like the rhythms of the round shapes of the cacti and then the implied circles in the disposition of the yellow flowers.

Rain, rain, go away…

Well that’s what I get for living in a rainforest!

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