Coming Home

This painting has shipped off to it’s new home in Texas! It is a 20″x16″ painting that I just picked up from my solo show in Pendleton, Oregon.

This painting was part of a storm series I had started working on over the summer. Inspired by some rather overwhelming early summer storms that were shockingly beautiful and probably contributed to our summer forest fires.

Your Fire

I have painted some small campfire paintings with the intention of eventually working on larger ones. Currently the largest boards I have prepped are 11″x14″ so I decided to paint some at that size. Just large enough to give me more freedom of movement! I sold this one before I posted it on Instagram. The woman who purchased it saw it on my “story” which is a video limited to 24 hours. She lives in Kuwait, excited to be sending work to a country I have not mailed to previously!

Western Burn

I had a small piece of board left over so I painted this little 6″x3″ painting. Inspired by the horrible wildfires of the Western United States and Canada.

It is so sad to see and smell the smoke this summer, seems to be worst every year. I read that the fire season in Idaho has grown by more than 70 days in the last 20 years. If there is a silver lining it can look very beautiful at least twice a day.

Fleeting

The moon and night sky are always so captivating and hypnotic to me. I noticed the moon waxing yesterday evening. I am hoping this weekend, when it is full, more of the smoke in the air will have cleared. I’m already feeling low with summer rapidly winding down, more to look forward to I know.

In the meantime I am painting a series of nocturnal images. This one is 10″x8″… more to come!