Thursday, March 12, 2015

"PRICKLY PEAR PARTY" Watercolor © 2015 Michele A Ross

PRICKLY PEAR PARTY- Watercolor by Michele Ross ©2015
I have been continuing on the cactus theme, playing with how to paint desert themes in my own way. This party of prickly pear cacti so full of fruits and blossoms seemed to me to be dancing by the light of the moon.

Available on Etsy. Image size 10x5.75 inches on Arches 140 lb cold pressed rag. Feel free to message me with any questions. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

EVENING BLOSSOMS- Watercolor by Michele Ross Artist

A week ago I got news that my friend Reuben had passed away. This is a painting based on Reuben's photo of a cactus growing near his delightful hilltop home in Southern California. He took it on one of his walks. I took some artistic license and added the moon and feel of evening. Reuben bloomed brightly and beautifully as a person. He loved people, and nature and laughter. I will surely miss you Reuben, safe journey my friend.

Image size 6.5 inches by 10 inches. Unframed. Available for purchase on Etsy, or just send me a message.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

WORLD BOOK DAY- He said he'd never been in a house with so many books?

I heard a rumor it was "World Book Day" today.

What a lovely idea! However, I remember a time when every day was a book day.

This is a picture of  a section of 2 of my 5 large bookshelves, mostly the art reference section. Recently my son had a friend over to visit and he told my son that he'd never before been in a house with so many books. I thought that was a bit sad, is it that unusual these days?

My shelves are cluttered and need a bit of organizing, but I love books, and I love my books. So many are like dear old friends who give me insight and pleasure over and over again.  Happy World Book Day! Read a book, make a friend for life.

Sunday, March 1, 2015


White Prickly Poppy- Watercolor by Michele A Ross © 2015
I've been away too long from my brushes. So I whipped out this little watercolor tonight.

The White Prickly Poppies grow in the higher desert mountain altitudes here in Nevada. They are really quite pretty.

Its just a small piece, painted area is 6.5 inches x 4.5 inches on Arches 140 lb Cold Pressed. Available for $45.00  plus shipping right now.