“Bursting Open” at the SchackNovember 16, 2021 By Sandy Leave a Comment“Bursting Open” by Sandy Haight. Watercolor on Arches cold press. Image size: 21.5″ x 14″. Frame size: 30″ x 22.5″.NWWS Signature Members Exhibition and ReceptionReception: November 18, 2021 5:00-8:00pmShow Dates: November 18 – January 2, 2022Location: Schack Art Center – 2921 Hoyt Ave Everett, WA 98201Come see my painting “Bursting Open” in person at the Schack! It’s a fully bloomed Christmas cactus flower and part of the Northwest Watercolor Society Signature Members Show at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA. I created this as a partner painting for an earlier watercolor I did of a Christmas cactus bud titled “Bursting Forth” below, as bright color sprung from its green succulent leaves. The blooms are wildly unusual looking, not as graceful as the tiny buds…. and my plants never seem to bloom at Christmas! They seem to like Thanksgiving and spring blooming times better. But these classic red/green holiday colors can’t help but put us in a festive mood. Alongside “Bursting Forth” below, you can have a nice diptych, either end to end, stacked or facing each other! I love the gradients of the colors….smooth in the petals and textured in the leaves. The luminous dark backgrounds add rich drama.“Bursting Forth” by Sandy Haight. Watercolor on Arches cold press. Image size: Image size: 21.5″ x 14″. Frame size: 30″ x 22.5″.Home, Holiday and Personal GiftsHolidays are coming and all my Floralscapes paintings are “Bursting Open” onto all sorts of prints and products ordered through Fine Art America!Prints, cards, puzzles, coffee mugs and yoga mats! Even home furnishings like duvet covers, pillows and shower curtains. Don’t forget fresh new flower masks still needed as this pandemic seems determined to stick around for awhile! You can put together the suggested Christmas cactus diptych at whatever size fits your space and on a variety of surfaces from canvas to metal to archival papers. Most of the paintings can reproduce larger than the original art size for that BIG empty wall. Click on the links below to land on a product and choose which of my Floralscapes you like best on that product. You can scale a selected image and choose background colors where needed. Play with it! Warning: The puzzles of my paintings are difficult….but very absorbing! WALL ART Canvas Prints Art Prints Posters Framed Prints Metal Prints Acrylic Prints Wood Prints TapestriesHOME DECOR Throw Pillows Fleece Blankets Duvet Covers Shower Curtains Bath Towels Hand Towels Coffee Mugs OrnamentsLIFESTYLE Yoga Mats Tote Bags Weekender Tote Bags Carry-All Pouches Coffee Mugs Jigsaw PuzzlesBEACH Beach Towels Round Beach Towels Weekender Tote Bags Carry-All Pouches Portable Battery ChargersPHONE CASES iPhone Cases Galaxy Cases Portable Battery ChargersAPPAREL Men’s T-Shirts Men’s Tank Tops Women’s T-Shirts Women’s Tank Tops Long Sleeve T-Shirts Sweatshirts Kid’s T-Shirts Baby Onesies Face MasksSTATIONERY Greeting Cards Notebooks StickersTOTES & POUCHES Tote Bags Weekender Tote Bags Carry-All Pouches Cards and puzzles from Fine Art America(The coffee mug shown is only available through the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival site. )Happy holidays and thanks for reading. I’m grateful for you….and the beauty of flowers!