Monday, April 6, 2009

Cactus Rose



Since I couldn't get a glimpse of even a single cactus, I finally had to seek a picture of THE PROTOGONIST! That was just for reference to get an idea of how it looks. This is a Cactus Rose. I have drawn it in glass using glass colors hence the shine and glaze. I thought I'll try it in this medium as I am currently working on it. I like the shine that this medium provides. Hope you all like it.

My very First Cactus Monday - HAPPY CACTUS MONDAY!

25 comments:

Little Girl Lost said...

hi deepa... i have been trying to comment on your blog for many days now but for some reason it simply wasn't accepting comments. i want to tell you that i've been reading all your posts and i loved every one, especially, the sketched with your daughter. :)

soulbrush said...

i agree with little girl lost, me too, but now i can comment. yippeeee. welcome to cactus monday fellow cactuteer. so glad to have you with our group. and this is fabulous!i love it.

Aniket said...

Hmm.. Cactus monday! Am hearing about them the first time. ;-)

But I love this...

Reminds me of the lyrics of the lovely sweet song 'Tree Hugger' from Moldy Peaches (Juno Soundtrack), that goes like this:

"and the rattle snake said, I wish I had hands,
so I could hug yu, like a man...
And the cactus said, don't you understand?
My body is covered, with sharp spikes...
That'll stab you like a thousand knives,
A hug would be nice,
but hug my flower with your eyes.."

So here's a big warm hug to your cactus flower, from my eyes...lolz

Debra Kay said...

I love the shine on this. I makes the cactus rose look etherial.

Lynn said...

Thank you for coming to my blog today! Nice to meet you!
Your cactus on glass is quite extrodinary. Lovely shining as it does! Will go on to look at more of your work.

Teri C said...

Welcome to Cactus Monday!

This is just spectacular!! I have never heard of this kind of paint or technique before. Maybe one day you could explain just how it all works. Please?

Happy Cactus Monday!! So happy you joined us.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Welcome to Cactus Monday Deepa. Wow what a beautiful cactus. I am not familiar with any kind of glass art. I love seeing it though. This gives our CM a whole new dimension.

yoon see said...

Hi Deepazartz,
Happy cactus Monday!
So clever to paint the cool cactus on glass. Beautiful and inspiring.
See you next week:)

Seema Kozhithody said...

Thatz a diff. kind of rose, a unique rose of its kind, cactus rose! Beautiful! Anything that catches ur fancy, u can try out. But here I have a doubt, correct me if am wrong..Have u done this painting with the blue color in the background? If so, I feel some other colour wud'v been more appropriate in the background..this is just my thought.. In the same manner, just 3 days back, I had left a comment on 2 of ur artzwork, dragon and the angel smelling the rose! Did u get that? In that, I had mentioned abt making the fingers more perfect ((in general, not specific))..just said what I felt.. If ur looking for beautifully shaped fingers, u just have to fix ur gaze on ur left hand while involving in the creation! Hey,I really meant it, yar..take it as a compliment!

messyfish said...

very interesting, and quite beautiful. Welcome and happy cactus monday

deepazartz said...

Thank u tons my dear friends

L'tl Girl
Soul
Aniket [that poem was a sweet compliment :)]
Debra
Lynn
Teri[I would surely do that Teri..even I need to learn a lot]
Lisa[I can surely impart whatever I knw...u can get it from my blog]
Yoon See
Merryfish
&
Seema[I'll surely pay attention to ur comments.Thanks!I am taking it as a compliment:)]

I just can't thank enough for ur encouraging comments as they've boosted my morale so much that I want to create more (at this very instant!!!).

Diane C. said...

Hi Deepa, Happy Cactus Monday! Your cactus rose is so beautiful and unusual. I've never seen glass art like this before.

deepazartz said...

Thanks Diane..Thank u so much!

Margaret Ann said...

What a beautiful work of art...thanks for sharing...Welcome to our little group...I know you will enjoy! Happy first Cactus Monday Deepa!

Julie said...

Hello Deepa! I absolutely love your shining cactus rose! Awesome...and the circluar pattern to it is very alluring to the eye! Happy CM!!!

deepazartz said...

Thanks Margaret and thank u Julie.

soulbrush said...

deepa,i have also just learnt what atc cards are. They are little business card sizes, 2.5"x3.5" that people draw on or do collage on and then swap with other people , they are never sold or bought. i had never tried anything so small before, then got a pack of them in the post from Lolo, and i started -now i love them. if you send me your address by email, i will send you some of mine to try them
jossross@yahoo.com

Pea said...

I am a latecomer :)Your painting is very preety!Nice work!

deepazartz said...

Thanks Pea :)

studio lolo said...

wow, our first glass entry! It's wonderful!!

Welcome ;)

deepazartz said...

Thanks Lolo for ur warm welcome :)

Pouty Lips said...

I see why you like this media. Welcome fellow cacuteer to Cactus Monday. I look forward to visiting you.

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Hmmmm i dont like cactus.... :p

They hurt when you touch them..how do you expect me to like them then?

deepazartz said...

Ha ha...they remind you that there's beauty in pain too...there's beauty in thorns too...atleast one can learn to be careful even when enjoying beauty.

See Aniket's comment, you'll like it:)

Kristin Aquariann said...

Beautiful! Thank you so fairy much for sharing - it's nice to see another cactus rose piece. Your glass technique is awesome.