A painting that I painted several years ago and sold to a photographer friend was burned along with her home in the big fire of September, 2011, here in Bastrop. I guarantee my work and offered to replace any of my paintings that were lost.
The first painting, above, which burned was a farm scene on the plains of west Texas. I had made a sketch of the stormy sky as we drove back to Texas from New Mexico. Later, I decided to turn it into a painting. The skies are amazing when the big electrical storms are in full swing.
Last summer when we were driving back from New Mexico, I found a different sky near the same area. The colors were different but still amazing. I decided to use what I saw this time for the replacement painting.