Monday, November 17, 2008

"Placerita Canyon Fire" ©

When plein air painting you arrive at a location and look for something that attracts your interest. You want a little story, a concept to develop upon your canvas. Today my painting buddy Lorelle and I went to a location at the top of Saugus, on a cliff overlooking the backside of the San Gabriel mountain range. I debated with myself over what to paint, the fires have been so devastating, yet they are hypnotic in their beauty. Do you paint the "elephant" in the living room or ignore it as if it doesn't exist. I went ahead painting the fire, my elephant. (Then I came home to work on the "Ducks".)

Oil on linen panel, 8" X 10"

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