Influenced by our current autumn season I've mixed up a new colour palette of deep red-browns and olive. Here is a section of a painting I'm working on which is painted on watercolour paper. If you would like to see my finished pieces or know more about my artwork you can check out my website.
The pencil cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli) is an interesting shrub with succulent foliage, native to semi-arid tropical climates. It can grow a lot in nature. Mature plants have thick brown branches with clusters of smaller green branches at their ends, which are cylindrical in shape and the thickness of a pencil (hence the plant's common name). On the branches, there are oval leaves that reach 2.5 centimeters long. Also, in late spring and early summer, small flowers appear at the ends of...