This painting is for my dear friend Melissa (aka "Grace") from high school that I recently reconnected with.

Melissa gave me a detailed lists of colors in her house; the mention of red, yellow and black in one room captured my attention. The title of this piece is Phoenix, as in "Phoenix Rising"; it reminds me a bit of a volcano, with the red energy mixing with yellow and then tranforming into the orange, personifying the Phoenix. I really enjoyed painting this; it has become one of my very favorites that I have done. 

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