From Thunder Basin and the National Grasslands in the north east corner of Wyoming. The blue sage grass out there must be the most common plant in the entire country. It was absolutely everywhere - from the Badlands to southern Montana - south through Yellow Stone, the Tetons, Utah, Arizona and the Grand Canyon - back east again to Canyon City, Colorado. It is literally almost always present in some amount. This pastel is drawn on Esse paper which I think is Italian. It has a gridded tooth which you can plainly see in the drawings. There was a pile of it left over at work after printing a brochure for an Italian client. Loving drawing on this paper!