Some parts of this website will not work with Internet Explorer.

Please use a different browser such as Chrome or Firefox.

Back to Original

Campfire

flippergirlpaints 29 Jul 2021

My youngest son requested this one for his home and was explicit about there NOT being a cowboy :( (I like the cowboy, oh well). The hardest things about this painting was the glare from either my window or lighting against the dark. I found myself moving around in all directions to see what I was painting! I put on a generous amount of the crimson on the underlayer to achieve Bob's intense red, but not quite. I think it may be because he did not use liquid clear back then.

In my world there are always more trees. The fire got a little bigger than intended due to a (un) happy accident with the knife doing the logs. Hopefully won't burn down the forest. Better call Smokey the bear.

Oils

Comments

I think it turned out great. It really looks like the fire is illuminating the pitch black of the forest. Nicely done

A bigger fire requires a bigger clearing free of trees and other vegetation and the lack of bushes close around a well used waterhole also occurs. I think you have this well proportioned. Well done.

Thank you both.

Awesome, I can feel the heat from the fire.

TY Dfleenor!

Sign in to leave a comment.


Not a member yet?
Join over 3100 other painters and share your paintings with the world!

Register now