Thick Veil of Smoke

Woke up to a fire alert for Willits and then while I was painting got another for Corte Madera. You couldn’t escape the smoke today if you tried. It’s blowing in from all over. Wildfires are awful but very selfishly I love how their smoke shifts the light toward warm peach tones and throws my normal color palette out the window. Alexander Valley looked other worldly this afternoon so I set up in the vineyards above my brothers house and did my best to capture the eerie light. 2.5hrs

oil painting
18x24in oil on linen panel