Here is the Lava Field painting, as I've been calling it, with the first layers of color over the warm underpainting. There is still plenty of red showing through. I'll leave as much as I can as I start working out the nuances. I don't imagine that "Lava Field" will be the final title. I've been calling it that as a working title because the foreground on the painting is showing a large area comprised of hardened lava that flows all the way to the beach from the eruption in the center of the island. The plume rising on the left side of the painting is made of steam coming from where the lava still flows into the sea. The clouds are made of steam colliding with an incoming storm.
I've barely started thinking about what the titles of this series might be. Any suggestions?
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