Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis


I have always been fascinated with the Northern Lights. I remember when I was younger hearing about a Cree Legend that said not to whistle when the lights were present or they would come down and take you away. I have no idea if this is an actual legend or not, but I do know that my children never whistled when we saw them. The lights are particularly strong in the fall, although we have had some pretty spectacular shows in the summer. The real reward is if you see the coloured ones. Green, Pink. The further north you are the better. One day I'd like to go way up north and see these in all their glory.
I painted this 4" x 6" OSWOA yesterday. Acrylics as usual.

2 comments:

Jaz said...

Awesome. Cannot say anything else. Just awesome.

Bobbie said...

Your miniatures are lovely, and this is one of the best. Thanks for posting it for the rest of us to look at.