Painting over 4 canvas allows me to move my arms freely over the wider area. Hung right next to each other, I applied the oils with a 3″ house brush. I have a tendency to apply first dark colors and worked at making the paintings lighter. In a critique, someone commented that my paintings have a spiritual quality, spiritual light, especially with these two. When I starting these paintings I had no intention on how they will come out or how they would be interpret. Even the names of these paintings, Lights and Roaring Fires, came after completion. The names came to me after I realized how much the news of the southern California fires had affected me.