The Fire Down Below 24"x 32" for sale on Etsy HERE
The Fire Down Below was created for the exhibit at William Woods University - Mildred M Cox Gallery. It was one of the paintings where I began using fall colors. The red area, of course, represents the "fire down below" and that is a very important part of the painting and the concept behind it. The thing I really love though, is the calm, collected, peaceful gold/cream/tan area above. With out a little peace and serenity, I would be all red fire and that is just too much, don't you think? Like always, I am looking for a balance of passion and peace. So, although the red area is beautiful and intriguing, my eye is drawn back to the subtly serene area above it. There is much more than meets the eye in this unassuming area of the painting and that is what makes tempering fire more interesting to me.