This painting came about when prepping some panels for new work. I streaked some acrylic down the panel and instead of brushing it out I left the tree like shapes. Then as I began to add paint, the design began to come out. The title came after the fact on this one. the image reminded me of the look of field after a wild fire or controlled burn. Sometimes the title is first but this time I had no idea what this would become.
Prepping the panel. The trees showed up
Starting to block in the design with oil and wax for the first session
Second session I'm starting to add more color and dark and light values
The final version of "Sisters of the Burn" oil and cold wax 16 x 23