|Hand dye Painted Cotton Fabric: 'Sunlit Fireweed'|
Fire weed is definitely in the top ten of my favorite wild flowers. There is a returning patch of fire weed on the edge of my yard which I weed and water as I like to paint them yearly. The grouping grows on a bank in front of a dark forest and if you are up early, the morning sun highlights the blossoms.
The following are two earlier versions of Fireweed painted on paper. These watercolour paintings were inspired on a trip to the Yukon and Alaska, where there are fields of fireweed. It overwhelmed me.
|Fireweed inspired by a trip to Alaska.|
|Fireweed full of texture.|