Pick-up Sticks

Pick-up Sticks is a watercolor and pyrography painting by Suze Woolf

Painting Details

Watercolor and pyrography on 140 lb Arches watercolor paper
30 x 44 diptych
 
During my Banff Centre residency, I departed from my usual medium to experiment with using fire to draw burned forests (or at least a soldering iron). This scene is derived from the Barriere Burn, north of Kamloops, BC. The snow had melted off the grassy hillside, especially since there was no foliage to shade it, but not off the shaded blue valley with its rushing stream. To paraphrase another Canadian, the process is the message.