Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Fires on Hood" Columbia Gorge Plein Air Painting

(left) Original unframed oil, 4.25"x6.25"
©2011 Diana Moses Botkin

Here is another fire study of Mt. Hood with interesting smoke shapes, a companion piece to the study I posted yesterday.

The mountain seemed practically engulfed in smoke.

I painted away, concerned but fascinated, and knowing there was nothing I could do about the fires except pray. I thought of friends who are smoke jumpers and wondered if they might be involved in efforts to contain the damage.


suzanneberry said...

powerful diana and so beautifully painted!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Thanks, Suzanne. It is like a miracle when they actually work.

hmuxo said...

Diana, this is so beautifully painted. Very dramatic.

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful, Diana! As I've said in the past, I just cannot imagine being so artist, creative, being able to do any kind of art.... I have not a touch of talent and I'm very impressed with those that do!

Shelley Whiting said...

This picture is fabulous. I love all the tonal ranges of blue. The clouds are very puffy and smoky. A beautiful and stunning picture.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Hilda, Anonymous, and Shelley: Thank you all for dropping by and giving me your feedback!