Agave Desert

"Agave Desert"
24" x 36"
Oil on wrapped canvas

I live in a part of the midwest where leaves do not grow in shades of dusty blue.  The ground is not ocher and crunchy under foot. I come from green, and plenty of it!  My bare feet delight in verdant carpets of cool grass and clover. Yet, I long for different. 

I photographed the desert and the agave separately.  I intentionally defied convention by sponging the plants onto the canvas as large as would fit, then painted the vastness of the desert from close up to miles away.  I didn't particularly care that the eye wouldn't see it the same way my heart did!  I also enjoyed the colors.

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