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ARTmonday: 12 Cactus Paintings

Before we get to the cactus paintings, I want to tell you a little cactus story.

Last summer I was surprised to find cacti growing in the sand along the parking spaces at a small beach in Truro on the Cape. It looked as though  someone planted them on a retaining wall, and they spread to the ground, or rather, the beach. I can’t believe I never noticed them before. Could they all have grown over a single year?

They were quite rugged; pale green with short but very coarse and sharp spines. I had to have one. It was a lot more difficult to pull it up than I thought, and I was treated to lots of little prickly stuff in my fingers. (Because I’m not careful like that.) I brought a little one home, stuck it in a small pot with some sandy dirt, and left it on the porch.

A few months ago my husband was out there and brought it home, thinking winter would surely not serve this cactus well. (I will be curious to see how all the cacti in the parking lot look this summer.) We put it in a sunny spot on the back windowsill, and while the original plant didn’t look very healthy, it sprouted.

The new growth is green and very tall; three times the size of the original plant. I replanted it in store-bought cactus/succulent soil in a larger pot. If the cleaning people would stop watering it, I suspect it will grow to be very strong. (It’s currently kind of droopy, with a chopstick holding it up.) I’m kind of amazed. Nature.

Cape Cod Cactus In StyleCarrot's Living Room

Cape cactus.

Here are 12 cactus paintings, mostly still lifes.

Painting of Cactus And Houseplants in Interior

Laura Garcia Serventi

Colorful Painting of Cactus On Black Background

Cactus, Elena Glanopoulou

Abstract Cactus Landscape Painting

King Harvest Has Surely Come, Gareth Kemp

Still Life Painting Of Three Cactus Plants

Christine McArthur

Cactus Terrarium Illustration

Crystal Cactus, Cactus Club 

Geometric Cactus Illustration Print On Etsy

Geometric Cactus, Exile Printed

Cactus In Pink Pot Still Life Painting Affordable Artwork

Cactus, Grace

Illustration Of Assorted Cactus Plants In Pots

Curious Cacti, Sarah Walsh 

Cactus On Tiled Sill Illustration Artwork

Elena Boils

Illustration of Cactus In Striped Geometric Pot

Cactus, Elisabeth Fredriksson

Oversize Cactus Painting

Cactus, Tadija Janicic 

Affordable Artwork Of Retro Cactus Still LIfe

Retro Cactus, Cool Hang

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ARTmonday: 10 Runners For Marathon Monday

It’s Marathon Monday here in Boston. The weather is gorgeous. There are tons of people out and about. It looks like it will be a very happy day. Here are ten artworks featuring runners in honor of The Boston Marathon. Enjoy your day off! (Yep, most of us get the day off on Marathon Monday.) Cheers.

Marathon Related Artwork Runners

Runner at Rest, 2015    Katherine Bradford
Fred Giampietro Gallery    Artsy

Marathon Related Artwork Runners

Pyongyang City Marathon, 2012    Ari Hatsuzawa
Museum of Contemporary Photography    Artsy

Marathon Related Artwork Runners

Track and Field   Nigel Parkinson, Jr.    Vango Art

Marathon Related Artwork Runners

Runners    Nicole McHugh    Society6

Marathon Related Artwork Runners

number 94 Black and White Marathon    Heather Blanton     Saatchi Art

Marathon Related Artwork Runners

Marathon    Luke O’Bray  •  Society6

Marathon Related Artwork Runners

Champion Girl    Alexandra Moskalenko    Saatchi Art

Marathon Related Artwork Runners

Wheelchair Marathoner    Sabino Caputo    Saatchi Art

Marathon Related Artwork Runners

I went running out into your yard    Christy Powers    Saatchi Art

Marathon Related Artwork Runners

Running boy    Pedro Abreu    Saatchi Art

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ARTmonday: Signs of Spring

Although it’s rather slushy in Boston, it is indeed late March and there are signs of impending springtime. Buds on the magnolia trees along Commonwealth Avenue, crocuses pushing up in front gardens, street sweeping (well actually, that was cancelled today due to the weather).

If you need a bit of a lift on this less than sunny day, how about some spring art? Here are 15 artworks that depict springtime, from birds to green trees to pastel hues.

Branch and Bird Illustration By Artist Amy Jean Porter At 20x200

Rose-breasted Grosbeak    Amy Jean Porter    20×200

Spring Abstract Landscape By Britt Bass Turner

Muffin Top    Britt Bass Turner  •  Artfully Walls

Spring Flowers Still LIfe By Daniela Orlev

Flowers on a Table    Daniela Orlev    Artfully Walls

Birds In the City Painting By Susan Spangenberg at Artlifting

City Park    Susan Spangenberg    Artlifting

Fawn With Butterfly Head By Abby Goodman Spring Art

Animal Hybrid Series (Deerfly)  •  Abby Goodman  •  Uprise Art

Edgy Spring Landscape Photograph With Pink Glimmer

Spring    Disparity By Design UK    Society6

Spring Like Acrylic Sculpture By kal Mansur

Grey Murmur Two    Kal Mansur    Uprise Art

Abstract Spring Landscape By Jenna Bauer

from SPRING    Jenna Bauer    Saatchi Art

Spring Trees Abstract Landscape By Karen Barbour At 20x200

Butterfly Chair    Karen Barbour    20×200

Baby Fox Print By Catherine Ledner

Fennec Fox On Blue    Catherine Ledner  Green Box Art

Spring Cactus Blooms In The Desert By Sarah Eisenlohr

Decor    Sarah Eisenlohr    Society6


From the Flora series  •  Tess Atkinson


Green Branches    Tod Seelie  20×200


One Spring Day    Yukari Kaihori    Saatchi Art

Floral Abstract By Northern California Artist Ellen Levine Dodd at Serena & Lily

Adagio    Ellen Levine Dodd    Serena & Lily   


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Saturday Say It: Well Penguins Love It

Let It Snow Penguin Illustration Affordable Art

Let It Snow
Penguin print by POP Collective
Starting at $20 at Society6 

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ARTmonday: 16 Pool Artworks

It’s December break. Who’s headed South for a bit of sunshine, sea, and pool antics? I  hope you are enjoying your holiday break, whether you’re ensconced in the snow or situated in warmer climes. Here are 16 artworks of pools, some luxurious, some gritty, including photos, illustrations, and paintings. If you can’t take a swim, just imagine one. You’ll feel refreshed.

Pool Art Affordable Art Palm Springs

pandercraft, Palm Springs, Minted


Jared Harrell Photography, Palm Springs Pool, Society6


Eric Zener, GatewayArtsy


Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Set of 4: The Swimming Pool Etchings (Red Suit Diver)


Poppy Pool, Society6


Egrin, Pool, Society6


Way Way Allen, Pool Daze, Serena & Lily


Yoav Horesh, Bondi“Icebergs Pool Club”, Artsy


Andreas Gursky, Ratingen, 1987, Artsy


David Drebin, Trisha By the Pool, Artsy


Kimberly Poppe, Pool, UGallery


Kelly Nicolaisen, Pool Angel, Society6


Thedustyphoenix, Snow Pool Gnome, Society6


IGHxNGH, Neon Pool, Society6

Pool Artwork From Minted

Whitney Deal, Going For A Swim, Minted


Ron Mueck, Drift, Artsy

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