Since I did not get to talk to you about what artist to do for my final before the end of class Monday, I looked up an artist who encompassed the idea of what I wanted to do. I chose Gayle Faucette Wisbon's artwork for my final. I enjoy her focus on cacti and succulents and learned she went to school and lives in Albuquerque New Mexico. I want to paint portraits of cacti, succulents and the desert. I chose Gayle specifically because of her use of color in her portraits. As seen in my midterm project, I really favor using variety of colors in my pieces and I want to do that with my final projects. I'm very excited for these pieces and to do an environment I am not exposed to frequently.