Brushfire original abstract brush fire watercolor painting of the American western landscape during fire season.
This is one of many studies where I explore the element of fire. Climate change and drought are radically changing the Western landscape — and not in a good way. This piece explores the new normal, depicting an abstracted frontal view a fire that has been ignited in the brush.
The abstraction of this piece removes detail, allowing this imagery to apply to any western state.
Original watercolor on watercolor paper, unframed.
The piece: 16.25 x 20.5 inches
The painted area: 8 x 12.13 inches