This is a post about a WIP, work in progress. I am in love with the landscape of the southwest. There is great beauty in the cactus, aloe vera plants and the colors of the landscape. Here is a piece that I am working on using Prismacolor Pencils, Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, and also odorless mineral spirits. I was fascinated with the spiral pattern in this plant and made a composition contrasting it to the sky with billowy clouds and a piece of weathered wood.