Creative Box Studios

Acrylic Landscapes: Painting Cacti with Danika Ostrowski


Get ready to sharpen your skills with a step-by-step guide to painting some of the most iconic plants of the desert. In this workshop, Danika will break down painting cacti into easy and straight-forward steps.

Materials in your creative box:

  • Round brush
  • 8x10" Watercolor paper
  • 5x7" Watercolor paper
  • Acrylic paint: Titanium White, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow, Anthraquinone Blue
  • Sketching pencil
  • Palette for mixing
  • Color Wheel Handout
  • Green mixing guide Handout
  • "Cacti" handout

You'll Also Need:

  • Water cup
  • Paper towel or rag

Class is welcome to all levels. Recommended for intermediate to advanced. 

Danika Ostrowski paints both en-plein-air and creates in-studio work based on photographs, sketches and memories. She currently lives and works in Austin, Texas creating commissioned paintings and developing her own series of work which she exhibits throughout the country. Danika is a dedicated advocate for the preservation of public lands. She uses her platform as an artist to fundraise for the National Parks Foundation and spread awareness of conservation efforts.

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