Portfolio > The boondocks. Paintings by R W "Bob" Goetting

Sunrise, sunrise on the Tule River, Tule River California, smokey sunrise,
Smokey sunrise over the Tule River
Oil on canvas

The sun came up very jaded by the heavy smoke that was in the air from the fire in the Sequoia Forest above the Tule River. The Pier Fire burned for weeks consuming 30,000 acres of forest above Springville in California.
The effect from the valley floor was haunting, effecting air quality day in day out for weeks. Some mornings, like this one, it almost seemed as if the sun was angry.