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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

After the Mount Diablo Fire Series IX and After the Fire X

              After the Fire IX 16 x 20

This is where a fire break was created that stopped the fire .
The burnt part of the slope on the left contrasts with the unburnt part on the lower right, the fire broke through at the far end. Getting closer to the trees and burnt areas required careful selection of what to leave out so that it doesn't look like a fall scene.
After the Fire X 14 x 14

This shows what the recovering chaparral looks like up close.
This was fun to paint because of the returning green contrasting with the copper colored bare soil.
 These plants clearly have root systems that survived the fire and will be recovering rapidly.

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