Tuesday, July 10, 2012


This is another piece from the "7 Days in May" series.  It's one of those "glaucous" succulents that appear to have a powdery coating.  After I started trying to paint this plant I wondered if I could get the look and feel of it.  Plus the vintage Bauer pot is an unusual shade of blue green.  I like the way it turned out more as time away from the painting struggle passes.

 I decided to post this painting because the of the annual Cactus and Succulent Society's plant sale at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino, CA.  The sale is always held near the July 4th weekend.  It's a treat to add a few plants to my garden.  It's also a wonderful opportunity to take some photos for possible paintings since the setting on the Jacaranda Walk is so beautiful.  It would have been fun to try a plein air piece there!


  1. Wonderful Sherry. You're right about the colors of the succulents. I have the same pot!