When the Sky Burned
The original oil painting, 22 x 28 entitled When the Sky Burned was painted by Eryn Tehan, in September 2020. Smoke drifts eerily through farmland in Clackamas, Oregon.
The sun, drenched in red, peeks through the sky briefly illuminating the smoke in shades of neon. Now 3 percent contained, the Riverside fire still rages close to our home. With the fires’ containment, evacuation orders have been reduced from level 1 to 0 and the fear has started to quiet. Needing rain desperately, it procrastinates and refuses to come, as new fires start daily, filling the air with smoke and fumes. Eryn Tehan