I've struggled with different titles for this watercolor. Several people thought there was fire in the scene. I settled on "Mixing Adobe Mud". If you have observed the restoration of an historic adobe church in northern New Mexico it makes sense. If not, you are confused. Ambiguity is good in art but this image tells a story I want understood. The workers are shoveling dirt through an upright screen to sift out the large debris. A cloud of dust is created in the process. Other workers add water and straw, stirring the mixture to create the mud. The mud will be used to plaster the surface of the thick adobe walls of the church. The workers are volunteers, from the parish, who gather each year to restore this historic church in Taos, New Mexico. The title is also a play on words. Since watercolor artists are good at mixing muddy colors – I wanted to keep "mud" in the title. This painting is on a full sheet of 300 lb Arches Rough.