Friday, October 19, 2012

Fast and Simple Yellow Pear Cactus

Fast and Simple Patterns

Yellow Pear Cactus© 2006
Sharon Teal-Coray


Delta Ceramcoat Acrylics
Black Cherry
Rhythm and Blue
Lemon Grass
Apple Green
Bahama Purple
Dark Goldenrod
Terra Cotta
Crocus Yellow
Cornsilk Yellow
Dark Goldenrod
Brown Iron Oxide
Brunt Sienna
Georgia Clay

Mixture:   Black plus Black Cherry   Ratio   1:1
Can be painted on any surface!


Masterson Sta-Wet Palette

Paper Towels
White and Grey transfer Paper
Delta Color Float Water Conditioner
Shining Feather Soft Scrub Brush Basin
Shining Feather Soft Scrub Brush Basin
Delta All Purpose Sealer
Delta Interior Varnish
Sea Sponge

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Solidly base background with mixture of Black and Black Cherry 1:1
  2. Using a sea sponge apply Rhythm and Blue leaving the black mixture showing through here and there.
  3. Transfer design

  1. Base cactus and pottery with Gesso.
  2. Solidly paint in the cactus with Eucalyptus.
  3. Paint shadow areas with Purple.
  4. Highlight float 3 coats of Lemon Grass on right side of cactus
  5. Next apply highlight
  6. Add highlight of two coats of Apple Green over this.
  7. Paint a reflected light on the left side with Bahama Purple.

  1. Solidly base the flowers in with Dark Goldenrod.
  2. Paint shadow areas and centers with Terra Cotta
  3. Highlight float areas in light with Crocus Yellow.
  4. Dots in center are Cornsilk Yellow, applied with a stylus.
  5. Spines are painted on the right side with Dark Goldenrod, and then paint Crocus yellow over this.
  6. Paint the spines on the left side with Bahama Purple.
  7. Dots where the spines come out of, are dotted on with tiny stylus and Black


  1. Solidly base with Brown Iron Oxide
  2. Add Brunt Sienna and then Georgia Clay on top of this for the highlights. Leave some of the under color showing through.
  3. Make sure to bring some ground up around the cactus to “plant” them.

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