|Sharp Dressed Yucca|
20 x 16
Sharp Dressed Yucca
This is a yucca in bloom around the corner from my house. It was my Sunday morning walk and it was early golden light. I really liked this multi-trunked dude. As I thought about painting him, of course I thought of names. I thought about the beards on these yucca and ZZ Top came to my mind...you know...the beards. I couldn't very well name the painting "Dusty, Billy and Frank". So, I thought, yucca are sharp and ZZ Top did have that song "Sharp Dressed Man". Yes, this girl is crazy about a "Sharp Dressed Yucca'. Or, I'm just crazy period....okay, don't answer that.
This is a study/quick work on black Canson Board. The Canson Papers have two sides - one textured and one not. The ones affixed to board have textured side up - which is why it has that very grainy appearance. I think I will definitely do another one like this on regular sanded paper....and...listen to ZZ Top while I paint.