In 1988 there were huge forest fires in Yellowstone National Park. My Dad and I drove through the park on our way to an epic backpacking trek just south of Yellowstone. I thought I would never see forest fires like that again, I wish that were true.
The sun is hiding behind the clouds today. It seemed ideal for photography so I took part of the morning to photograph some art.
Abend Gallery in Denver wanted a high resolution photograph of this recent painting.
I guess I will post a TBT… only because I was so fond of this painting. I painted this in late summer then shipped it to Kuwait! That was the slowest shipping I have experienced, I was worried for weeks! I actually sent a few paintings and they appeared to be in limbo with no information available. But the box finally made it to the client and she was thrilled… so there can be happy endings.
My newest painting in an ongoing series I call Apocalyptic Bloom. I have been trying to build a collection of these works but have sold off a few. Putting together and intriguing show.
This is the second painting on a theme! I have plans to make some really large works in this series.
For now I must focus on my upcoming shows! Not sure if these will be included or not?!? Decisions still to be made!
I framed and shipped this painting to a new home. These days I have abandoned the notion of hanging onto art no matter how much I like it.
The people who purchased this painting loved it so much that they first purchased it as a print from http://www.minted.com and then decided they had to own the original! It is a great feeling sending work somewhere it will be cherished.
Two small paintings headed to this pop up gallery in Genesis, Idaho. It is a fall show and some of my fire paintings were requested!
A small fire painting, 8″x10″. Fire like water has a fascinating quality that really holds my attention. The hypnotic motion and the timeless nature of elements, I suppose, are part of their appeal.
I was planning on painting some larger fire images but here is another small one!
As the summer gives way to fall I continue to paint smaller works. This painting is 11″x14″ acrylic/open acrylic on panel.
I have been painting slightly larger fire paintings. This one is 14″x11″ so not very large but it gives me more room to play with the imagery.
I wanted to paint fire with wind blasting away at it, causing it to rage all the more. I really like the result but it does make me think of dragons.