This is a pastel painting of a part of my Christmas cactus, which has been in my family for years. It blooms every year for about 2 months. I am trying to be a bit looser with my painting, but it is difficult as I have been very detailed in my artwork, and sometimes enjoy the detail. I think I have managed to combined both a bit of loose and detail in this picture.
This is an 8 x 10 pastel on canson paper.