Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Midsummer Night, Illustration Friday


Been lured outdoors many a midsummer night by the sweet, intoxicating fragrance of this night blooming cactus. The spell lasts only for one evening and by mid morning, the flower has all but collapsed.
Was it able to entice that special pollinator? Only by the appearance of its fruit will these secrets be revealed!

16 comments:

  1. Wow Michele, what a fantastic cactus, you have captured it beautifully. I can almost smell that fragrance! Have a great weekend,
    Jane x

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  2. wow that cactus is beautiful. It almost jumps off the page

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  3. Ooooh! Pretty! I love the colors.

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  4. What a fabulous illustration!!! Great color and all! I can almost smell it! It's wonderful. Great work! Thanks so much for stopping. Now make sure your safe out there for the 4th. Be careful. Best to you.
    V

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  5. Beautiful! The yellow and white really contrast nicely with the blue background.

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  6. Hi Michele!
    Until I saw your post, I had forgotten the amazing fragrance of cactus flowers during summer nights, thanks for reminding me.
    does not seem real that a plant so aggressive, unfriendly and full of thorns, produces a flower so beautiful
    Very beautiful your picture!
    thanks for stopping by and leave comments!

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  7. ooooooooo, so beautiful Michele, it's just lovely

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  8. Heisann!

    One word can describe your illustration - awesome and wonderful.... and magic... oh, this is three words ;:OD) but it is true!

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  9. Very thoughtful choice of subject, colour palette, and composition.

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  10. Beautiful watercolour, and it really captures the meaning of midsummer night. The mystery, the fragrance, the romance. So lovely.

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  11. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, I'm in awe of this beauty, Michele! Truly..it is a gorgeous illustration - very velvety, rich..and perfect for this prompt. Thank you SO much for your kind visit and words re: my dear eldest..I am such a proud momma, for sure. Hope you've been well, and oh my, keep up this most excellent work! : )

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  12. Well you've scored big time with this one, that luscious blue is singing. And the movement of the composition just suggests 'dynamic'. so hard to do in a flower - have you seen Mondrian's flower paintings - very spiritual.

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