Opuntia humifusa (eastern prickly pear). This Eastern U.S. native can be found in dry rocky or coastal habitats in the Midwest, Southeast, and up into New York and New England. Here in New York City you can see beautiful examples growing outside at our botanical gardens - New York Botanical Garden and Brooklyn Botanic Garden - where I took my photo reference for this painting.
Paper Size: 11 x 14 inches
Painting Size: 10 x 13 inches
Original watercolor painting on Strathmore illustration board.