Thoughts on a path

"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads." ~ Anatole France

thoughts on line

"i should never underestimate the power of line, straight or otherwise" ~ Barbara

For a Friend

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" ~ Vincent van Gogh

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Northern Lights over Boreal Forest

Just the first start ~
and detail

Ok, so I have always been fascinated by the Boreal forests ~ like a green scarf around the northen shoulders of the continent. Also, I have memories of seeing the Northern Lights when I was much younger and living further north ~ it is like nothing you have ever seen. The light and colour is so different from the normal evening light with green and purple streaks across the sky.

Colours cover the sky and dance in a captivating show!

I am hoping to finish the piece this week and will post the finish soon.

This is acrylic on wool with free-motion stiching. I have enjoyed painting the fabric as much as designing and stitching

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


Katie said...

oooh, I love this. so soft and lovely

eimear brennan said...

Hi Barbara, wow, I love this, it's so beautiful. I have never seen the aurora borealis, i can't even imagine what it would be like....

Tammie Lee said...

hello Barbara,
This is gorgeous! I love your stitching and your colors~

Judy Ferguson said...

I saw the aurora borealis when we lived in Minnesota; and it did look very much like your artwork. Lovely.