Tuesday, September 26, 2006

"Smoke Veiled Sunset" ©

The "Day Fire" is still burning, 41% contained, 140,000. acres charred. The odd coloring to the landscape and sky engage and lock your eyes and yet you know in your heart that thousands of wild animals are frightened, fleeing for their lives. I wanted to paint it and yet hesitated at first. Once I got into the work the beauty erased all trepidation.

Oil on Canvas Board, 5" X 7"



bdelpesco said...

As a local, I can confirm that you've absolutely nailed this... the sky is exactly that color, and despite the sad event cloaking the region, there is an eery beauty to it all. Wonderful little homage painting.

william wray said...

Lovely warm color... a stunner.

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