Line of Fire in Remnant Dunes

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
February 9, 2016
Oil on canvas
12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Private collection

A prescribed fire at night, slowly progressing over the remnant dunes of the island’s old growth slash pine forest, was a profoundly beautiful phenomenon to observe. Although creeping, it’s rate of spread was fast enough to prevent me from fully capturing the colors and composition of the scene in the field, and thus the painting was finished later in the studio from memory and imagination.