I started painting cacti when I was a student at UNC. I started painting them because I was so excited about my anticipated move to the Southwest. Twenty-four years later, I am still in New Mexico and still love painting these, as well as other colorful flowers and plants. For some reason, the cactus has become somewhat symbolic for me. It's beautiful here, but it hasn't been easy and I have had to find ways to thrive, sort of like the cactus in the desert.
©2010 Gayle Faucette Wisbon, Desert Bouquet. Original acrylic painting on canvas, 24 x 30 inches.
Most of my acrylic paintings are painted on 1.5" deep gallery wrap canvas. I thought I would post this just to inform anyone who may not know what that is. It is becoming a very popular way to display art because it eliminates the need to purchase custom framing. I love nice picture frames as much as anyone, but I think whether to frame or not should be up to the collector. However, I do think that the gallery wrap canvas does not always work for all types of paintings. Some paintings do look much better in a traditional frame.
The nice thing about this is even though the painting can be displayed without a frame, it can also be custom framed like any other painting, if the collector prefers.
©2010 Gayle Faucette Wisbon, Desert Beauty. Original acrylic painting on canvas, 24 x 30 inches.
This little painting includes some of my favorite subjects I find in the Southwest - mountain views, charming adobe walls and hollyhocks! This is an original acrylic painting on Ampersand Gessobord, which is an archival board cradled onto a 3/4" birch frame. The wood has a stained oak finish so framing is not necessary. The painting will be delivered varnished and ready to hang.Comment on or Share this Article →