Friday, April 23, 2010

Where the Lava Meets the Sea

drawing, atmospheric, Hawaii, ash, steam plume, laze, natural phenomena
Where the Lava Meets the Sea
8 1/2 x 8 1/2" pencil on paper
© 2010 Katherine Kean

This is not that eruption. This drawing is of the steam plume that forms when the lava meets the sea, from the ongoing eruptions in Hawaii. From the National Park Service website, "The steam plume produced by lava entering the ocean contains fine lava fragments and an assortment of acid droplets."

I'm one of those people who cannot seem to get enough of the sights of natural phenomena, the shifts and events, including storms and volcanos. I'm not referring to images of destruction and loss, but the visual evidence of the energy released - the rolling, spinning, spilling, rising, and billowing force. I also find these phenomena challenging and fun to paint.


Derek said...

great drawing! Thankfully the airspace over Europe has cleared enough now to allow planes to fly again. I wonder if the volcano in Iceland will cause us any more trouble?!

Hope you are doin' ok. Look out for a postcard from us from one of our latest walks! :)

Katherine Kean said...


Thanks you. I'm so glad to hear that people are allowed to fly again. All is well here. I look forward to your postcards!

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