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Nancy Palmisano Cereus In Love Original Oil Painting White Flower Night blooming cereus flower on cactus white night blooming cereus cactus flower 24" x 20" on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas

Cereus In Love has received the Bronze Award in Camelback Gallery's Flower Power 2022 International Juried Visual Arts Competition.

... Also awarded Honorable Mention in Fusion Arts 8th Annual Leaves and Petals International Juried Art Exhibition August 2022.
... Also awarded Finalist Award in Camelback Gallery's  Best Work of 2022 International Juried Visual Arts Exhibition

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Cereus In Love
24" x 20"

on 1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Original Oil Painting
Framed in black wood floater frame 25" x 21" x 2"

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One morning, years ago, I was running errands on limited time. The first stop was Home Depot. I love to go through the garden entry. My quick pace came to a complete stop. There in front of me was this gorgeous, about 7" wide, white night blooming cereus flower that was starting to droop in the morning light. I quickly took pictures of it before it faded completely. I wanted this 3 ft. cactus and made a mental note that I would buy it on the way out. After a few issues inside the store, I left quickly out the main door. So much for making that mental note! I completed the rest of my errands and did not remember the cereus cactus until I saw my phone's gallery a few days later. And we all know that it was gone when I went back. At least I had the photos to remind me of that breathtaking flower. Well, life happens and family first... so even though I started this painting about 5 months ago, I think it was worth the wait!

Have you ever seen something, have it stay on your mind and then you keep returning back to it? This sounds crazy but... that is how I felt about this flower when I looked at a photograph while doing detail research. I am still amazed at the beauty of cactus and its flower.

It was love at first sight.

I found that it is an Echinopsis Terscheckii also known as the Cardon Grande. Sometimes called the Argentine saguaro. It has huge flowers measuring up to 8" across. They open after dark, are extremely fragrant and stay open until late morning. Immediately my thoughts were about its fleeting beauty and how sad the flower didn't last longer.

This prompted me to paint its portrait and write a poem about it. 

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Nancy Palmisano Only For One Night Original Oil Painting Night blooming cactus flower. Poem about the white cactus flower written by artist Nancy Palmisano. Cardon Grande Argentine saguaro cactus night blooming 8" flower. Very fragrant. It was love at first sight.

Only For One Night

12" x 12"
Oil on 1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas
in Black Floater Frame 13.5" x 13.5" x 2"

Original Oil Painting in Private Collection

Only For One Night
               
by Nancy Palmisano

 

In the darkness of the night
I see a vision enticing me
Moonlight shining on your face.
You dance so free in the gentle breeze
I want to gaze at you forever
Maybe, if only for one night.

Your scent is so alluring

There's no question of your beauty
I am drawn to all you are.
Holding breath, my heart beats faster
I dare not turn my eyes off you
Even only for one night.

Sunrise brightens up the morning
A heavy sigh that you're still here
Cherishing you stayed a while.
Yet, I know time gives no favors
For by midday you are gone
It was only for one night.

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New Beginnings has received the Silver Award in Camelback Gallery's International Online Juried Shades of Green Competition.

Nancy Palmisano Title of Original oil painting is Prime Time 12" x 12"x 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas framed in black floater frame. Prickly pear cactus bud and bloom flower starting to open and full opened. It has spines and the empty stem is called the fruit. The flower is yellow orange. green cactus pads called nopals. Desert Optunia Prickly Pear Flower
Prime Time
12" x 12"
Oil on 1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas
in Black Floater Frame
13.5" x 13.5" x 2"
Original Oil Painting is
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Fully dressed, with petals extending wide open, the prickly pear flower is perched on a pedestal and moves into center stage... it is PRIME TIME. The pollinating bees buzz and dance around the flowers like there's a celebration going on. And rightly so, since the blossoms only last a day before they begin to close. When the flower falls off, what remains is the pedestal, which is called the fruit.
Nancy Palmisano Title of Origial oil painting is New Beginnings 12" x 12"x 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas framed in black floater frame. Yellow orange Optunia Prickly pear cactus bud and bloom flower starting to open. It has spines. The flower is yellow orange. green cactus pads. desert plant
New Beginnings
12" x 12"
Oil on 1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas
in Black Floater Frame
13.5" x 13.5" x 2"
Original Oil Painting  is 
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When the seasons change and the weather gets warmer, I look forward to seeing new growth starting in my garden. I anticipate the 'big show' of my prickly pear cactus. All the buds are forming on the pads. They're tightly closed basking in the sun... just waiting to burst open. Soon I'll see the petal color starting to emerge and unfold... in NEW BEGINNINGS.

Stand In the Light received the Bronze Award in Camelback Gallery International Online Juried My Best Work of 2020 Competition.

Stand In the Light
30" x 15"

Oil on 1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Original Oil Painting is
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It's hard not to smile when you see a sunflower. They are such a happy flower. I can remember growing them when I was a young girl. In this painting you can feel the warmth of the light shining on the tall sunflower petals and stem. In general, as they grow, they have a tendency to face the sun. Their yellow color symbolizes vitality, intelligence, happiness and also traditionally symbolizes friendship. Sunflowers are also associated with spiritual knowledge and the desire to seek truth and light. This sunflower is standing in the light.

Nancy Palmisano Stand In The Light Original Oil Painting Sunflower flower 30" x 15" gallery wrapped canvas Oil Painting Yellow Sun Flower Stand in the Light
Orange Prickly Pear Cactus Flower 24x24x1.5 Oil Painting. Where Love Begins title. Desert plant
Where Love Begins
24" x 24"

Oil on 1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Original Oil Painting is
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Prickly pear cactus are abundant in Arizona. The pads and flowers come in a variety of colors. The flat pads look like large thick leaves and have clusters of fine spines that protect the plant. I love this one in my garden because of its bright orange color. When I see the cactus pads full of buds, the anticipation begins... waiting and watching for them to open and display their beauty. The great thing is that they don't open all at once, which makes it a long blooming delightful show! When the sunlight shines on them, the petals glow with illuminating color. This is where my love begins!

Bird of Paradise Flower 12x12x1.5 Oil Painting Tropical Favorite Almost Paradise

Almost Paradise has received the Bronze Award in Camelback Gallery's Realism 2022 International Online Juried Painting  Competition.

Almost Paradise
12" x 12"
Oil on 1.5 " Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Original Oil Painting is
SOLD 
 

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My husband and I went to Hawaii on our honeymoon and I immediately fell in love with all the tropical flowers. My favorite was the bird of paradise and I figured I would plant one in my garden when I got back home. Sadly, I found out they do not grow in Buffalo, NY. It wasn't until we moved to Arizona in 1998 when I saw the bird of paradise growing in the yard of a house we were viewing. We didn't buy this house but now I knew I could plant my own. After purchasing our home, I soon made it to the nursery and bought two bird of paradise (sterlitzia) plants. Now I get plenty of my own blooms which makes me feel like it's almost paradise.
Sunflower Bright and Beautiful 12x12x1.5 Oil Painting Flower Sun Yellow

Bright and Beautiful has received the Bronze Award in Camelback Gallery's International Online Juried  Flower Power 2021 Competition.

Bright and Beautiful
12" x 12" 
Oil on 1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Original Oil Painting is
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A few years ago, I purchased a small package of sunflower seeds. I planted the seeds and this beautiful flower grew. It must have been a different variation of sunflower because it didn't look like a regular tall plant I was used to. The flower was short, maybe less than 12" high with an interesting center and had huge leaves. I took photos of this plant so I could remember it. I loved the soft delicate petals with the curls, twists and turns they made. This flower is truely bright and beautiful.
Orange Rose Flower 12x12x1.5 Oil Painting Petals Love Is a Rose

Love Is a Rose has received the Bronze Award in Camelback Gallery's  Artist's Invitational 2022 International Juried  Visual Arts Exhibition.

Almost Paradise
12" x 12"
Oil on 1.5 " Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Original Oil Painting is
SOLD 
 

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One of my favorite places in Arizona to go and explore is the Phoenix Botanical Gardens. They have so many garden trails loaded with desert vegetation and other unique plants. It is home to thousands of species of cactus, trees and flowers from all around the world. One bright sunny day at PBG, I photographed this orange rose. The sun shining on the petals made it look like it was glowing. I took a photograph so I could save the image. When looking thru my photo box, I thought it would be great to paint and try to catch that glow. This is one of my favorite roses that I love.

Always and Forever
20" x 16"
Oil on 1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Original oil is in Private Collection


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After weeks of updating our masterbath, it came time for the finishing touches and I needed something for the wall near my vanity. I wanted a water scene and these swans with their elongated, curved necks and white feathers stood out. My masterbath was done in neutrals, grays and taupes and I didn't want blue water. A good friend, who is also an artist, suggested I paint the whole work in neutrals... even the water. I wasn't sure how I'd like that but as I started, I immediately knew it was the right direction. In the research of painting these swans, I've learned that swans have been counted among the few animal species that form lifelong pair bondsmate for life... so I named it always and forever. 
Swans 20x16x1.5 Oil Painting Neutrals Always and Forever Mate for Life
Sunflower Oil Painting Yellow Bright Sun Flower
Staring at the Sun
18" x 24"

Oil on 1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Original oil painting in private collection

 
You may have noticed, this is a different angle of the same sunflower titled Bright and Beautiful. Years ago, I purchased a small package of sunflower seeds. I planted them and this beautiful flower grew. It must have been a different variation of sunflower because it didn't look like a regular tall plant I was used to. The flower was short, maybe less than 12" high with an interesting center and had huge leaves. I loved the soft delicate petals with the curls, twists and turns. I took several photos of this plant. This one looked like its face was turned and was starring at the sun... so I used this one for my first oil painting.
 
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A Moment
8" x 8"
Original Oil Painting
on 1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Framed in a wood strip frame
8 7/8" x 8 7/8" x 2"


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Palmisano_Sunbird_Web_8x10 bird of paradise sun bird oil painting canvas 8 x 10

Sunbird
8" x 10"
Original Oil Painting
on 1.5" Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Framed in a wood strip frame
8 7/8" x 10 7/8" x 2"


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prickly pear cactus oil painting black floater frame 6x6

Prickly Pear Delight
6" x 6" X 1.5"
Original Oil Painting
Gallery Wrapped Canvas
with
Black Floater Frame Size

7" x 7" x 2.5"
Douglas Fir - 1/4" Face
Wire Hanger
Frame is handmade in USA


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Desert Sunset Trail with Saguaro Cactus 6x6x1.5 oil painting with sunset sky. Framed in7x7x2,5 brown floater frame.

Desert Sunset Trail
6" x 6" X 1.5"
Original Oil Painting
Gallery Wrapped Canvas
with
Brown Floater Frame Size

7" x 7" x 2.5"
Douglas Fir - 1/4" Face
Wire Hanger
Frame is handmade in USA


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It's A Lemon World
 6" X 6" x 1.5"
Original Oil Painting
Gallery Wrapped Canvas
with
Brown Floater Frame Size

7" x 7" x 2.5"
Douglas Fir - 1/4" Face
Wire Hanger
Frame is handmade in USA


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Bird of Paradise Flower 6x6x1.5 Queen of Paradise Oil Painting in 7x7x2.5 Black Floater Frame.

Queen of Paradise
6" x 6" X 1.5"
Original Oil Painting
Gallery Wrapped Canvas
with
Black Floater Frame Size

7" x 7" x 2.5"
Douglas Fir - 1/4" Face
Wire Hanger
Frame is handmade in USA


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Sunflower Oil Painting 6x6x1.5 Taking A Bow oil painting framed in a Brown Floater Frame 7x7x2.5

Taking A Bow
6" x 6" X 1.5"
Original Oil Painting
Gallery Wrapped Canvas
with
Brown Floater Frame

Size 7" x 7" x 2.5"
Douglas Fir - 1/4" Face 
Wire Hanger
Frame is handmade in USA


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