This is my newest painting in my Wildish Spirit series. I was inspired to paint this after all of the fires in California and Australia.
I started thinking about it when we had fires here in California last year. Then a friend of mine, who lives in Australia, had to evacuate from her home twice this last Fall. So I thought I would create a painting of one of my forest spirits rescuing animals from both Australia and California to honor all the animals that were lost in the wild fires.
This is my original sketch for the painting. I enlarged it on a copy machine.
This is the background of the painting.
Here are a few in-process photographs.
And here is a close up of the character and animals in the painting.