Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Soaring fire - Maree

“Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.” 
- Sara Teasdale 

We've had our first veld fires as early as the beginning of April, but this one was a bit closer to home - our neighbour's smallholding had a small fire yesterday, luckily distinguished very quickly. 




  1. This sounds scary Maree. Your sketch captured the ominousness (is that a word?) of the fire. You always pick the perfect colors.

    1. Aaah, thank you Paula! No, this wasn't scary, just big enough to warm your hands in this winter cold! But they so easily get out of hand one has to be really careful!

  2. That's a bit frightening, Maree. How did it start? And good for you - getting out there to sketch! ;)

  3. I like the fire and smokiness of this sketch.


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