Sunday, June 5, 2016


12 x 9
Pastel on Art Spectrum Sanded Paper (Black)

Meet Mystique - a beautiful an sultry Agave. She's the first of the blue super hero name inspired agave. I need to come up w/other blue super hero names - Beast is another -but it seems like such a rude name. 

My photo reference for this  painting is from the Chihuahua Desert Research Institute in Fort Davis. The actual agave has some very unusual markings on the leaves. I don't know what caused them but will have to investigate. As I drew this image, I simply couldn't mark up the beautiful leaves. I think I will be doing another similar painting with the markings....and will likely name the paining Agaveglyphics.  

Here's a few progress shots of Mystique

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