36 x 36, oil on canvas
Inspired by a full moon rising over Rancho Nicasio, in Marin County, this painting was originally a plein air sketch painted in twilight. I love the glow of the meadow grass fading as the moon rose over the darkening hillside.
This was the summer of wildfires that swept through the hillsides of Northern California. As our landscape was suffering major destruction, I decided to add the flames creeping up the slope. The addition of the flames adds a sense of both urgency and fragility to what might just be another hillside.