One of the reference photos for this piece is on this blog on Nueces Reflections.
We have several types of prickly pear cactus in the area. This one grows close to the ground and doesn't get very tall. When it gets cold the pads turn red. They'll get redder as the season gets colder. (We don't get much cold weather until January and February, and it's been in the 70's and even 80's most of this month.) It's really pretty to see the red against all of the winter grays.
No matter which path I take my walks are always amazing. There is never a lack of what to see or photograph.
This little bunny was in the road just as I got to the house. I was able to get pretty close to it. They're fairly used to us and don't seem too afraid.
In my Etsy store you'll see my watercolor and oil paintings priced from $10.00 to $395.00. Here is where you'll find my small works and studies. Many of my studies are oil paintings done on location or a piece where I am trying out an idea. These are price separately from my more developed pieces on my website.
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Till next time, Jean