Agave Cactus Succulent Original Encaustic Black & White Painting
“Agave” - 16” x 16” x 3/4”
This agave painting was inspired by a photo of an agave I took in Austin, TX. These plants are really beautiful. The leaves have a leathery waxy feel, and terminate with a striking blue/black pointed tip (very sharp!). Each leaf roll outs from the center and the pattern imprint of the previous leaf can be seen on the surface, resulting in very interesting and unique plants. Each plant blooms once and then dies. It is also called the century plant, and is used to make tequila! I love these desert beauties!
The agave is an acrylic painting on birch panel. I painted the cradle frame with black and white encaustic paints. The crude scraping and generous contrast represent the harsh habitats these plants can endure. I mounted the painting panel to the cradle board with handmade copper mounts. The copper weathers beautifully with time, and is a compliment to the verdigris green coloring on the agave. Turquoise and copper are symbolic of the desert southwest, where these majestic plants can be found.
Artist retains all copyright.