Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fire Pit

"Fire Pit #1"
oil on panel, 2012
3.5" x 5" (8.89cm x 12.7cm)
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Fire is always mezmerizing. It is organic. You can see it but not touch it. It is alive.
I like the idea of it being contained within an unseen pit, the clean edge of the ellipse. Flaming against the blackness but controlled.

This painting needed a lot of inventing of the fire itself, designing the flames to read like fire as we think of it from so many illustrations and graphics. The classic flame design more than a photographic depiction.
This made it fun to play the soft organic lines and shapes of fire against the harder edges of pit and burning wood.189

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  1. Hey David!
    So very, very different and so very, very nice.
    Great idea! Very unusual! Exciting!
    Hard to believe it is on such a small scale.

    1. Thank you Michael,
      I do enjoy these quick little paintings.
      They are much fun to do.