Monday, March 8, 2010

Cactus Monday


My mom brought me this small painting back from Arizona. She met a woman, Tevila Rockwell, who uses melted crayons to paint with. If I remember correctly she used toothpicks to apply the crayon to cardstock. I googled her name but couldn't find any information on her at all.

I really like the texture of it and the colors used; it looks very southwestern to me. Happy Cactus Monday to you all! Head on over to Teri's blog to see more cactus art and pictures.

11 comments:

studio lolo said...

I'm always amazed at mediums people choose to work with and pull it off!

I ordered your book the other day. I don't have kids in my life so the book is for me ;)

HCM!!

Lynn said...

HCM...and this IS an interesting process. Not sure I'd have patience to paint with toothpicks.

Julie said...

What an interesting technique! too bad you couldn't find the artist online. neat painting. looks kinda like just where i would love to live! :)

marianne said...

Oh wouldn't it be nice to spend some time in the dessert now?!

Such a lovely painting and so different from Alaska.

HCM!

Teri C said...

Oh wow, it's beautiful!!!!!!!!! I wonder who she is also. Good for your Mom for finding it.

HCM!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What an interesting painting. I bet it has lots of texture too. I really like it. HCM.

crochet lady said...

I really like that picture. Who ever did it is a great artist.

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

That is so unique and so interesting! I would have never thought of melted crayons. Neat! HCM!!!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What a fun piece. done with toothpicks and crayons melted. wow. who knew?

tainterturtles said...

I love the colors in the Arizona photo. Wow, crayons? I'm beginning to love cactus more and more every week.

deepazartz said...

Beautiful picture and with a different medium...Love it!

HCM!