"Wildfire" watercolor on paper, 8x10, copyright Erin Rogers Pickering
Wildfire, my newest watercolor, and I was singing the song from 1975, the entire time I was painting - which certainly influenced the intensity of color! The more the song looped the more vivid she became.
That amazing, glossy coat like fire in the late day sun. The more orange, gold, and reds I used - the more I could deepen the shadows with eggplant and aubergine (which beg to be used because both their hues and names are so wonderful!)
I captured her energy just in that moment before she bolted - and ran wildly, happily free!