"Fire Storm I & II"
10"x16" oil & mixed media on panel - each panel 10"x8"
by Ruth Andre
At the present time I live in Northern California but was born and raised in Southern California. The news has shown the fires in the south have burned many acres of land and many homes have been lost. I used to live in Carlsbad, California, an area most affected by the fires, so the fires seem close to home. I cannot imagine the terror of losing my home in this way. I have mentioned several times before how the landscape inspires my paintings but with this painting, "Fire Storm" I am thinking that life's happenings conjure up inspiration as well. The feelings are there and can find their way to the canvas. It has been, "A Painting Day".