The following Steelhead Weathers will be listed in chronological order according to their approximate screen dates. This one was done in 1972 and kept by the artist as a 'color code,' to be used as a reference in later screenings. He did not repeat himself and the color codes were a reference point of what he had done previously. Browsing back through prior variations and color changes may have stimulated the artistic juices! It is in near mint condition. Bennett was using one of his transparent glazes in this piece, not only in the smoke but in a subtle golden overlay in the tree area. He refers this technique (which he was developing experimentally) in his journals.
It is in excellent condition.
Notice the deep coloring in the coals and hand brush work on the flames. The coal area is unique to this screening - also the smoke is so like smoke from green or wet wood! This piece has a subtle golden cast which should be viewed in person-it is most effective visually 'up close and personal.'