These studies are not my first attempts at fire painting. I painted a fire piece whilst staying up in the Cairngorm Mountains in Scotland in the winter of 2010. Similar to the water studies a fire poses an organic moving and ever-changing subject although the transformations in this subject are much more dramatic. With these two studies I have attempted to relate the different stages of the fire. As with outdoor night paintings, colour difficulties arise when trying to capture a subject with your palette in low light, it often takes a review of the results in morning daylight to better judge your night’s work.
- Oil on Board, 2012
- 24” x 16”