Northern Angel Bird
Painting - Pastel On Ingres Paper.
I have tried to paint these beautiful curtains of light that are visible here in North Western Canada against a skyline of spruce trees when the Aurora Borealis spans the night skies.
It is often difficult to see them here, it has to be in the winter when sunset occurs around 3.30 in the afternoon and the sky has to be cloudless, difficult when the cloudcover with impending snow is above us. It is also VERY cold on nights such as this, with temperatures often dropping to minus 40 degrees!
I have been informed that some of the First Nations people say that they sing, and I have heard meteorological websites provide audio links where you can hear them like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHvdZdsIZxg
I also wish there was some way I could show the way the light pulsates but I've only seen that on film, it is like trying to paint rainbows or catch mist in your hands :-)
My grateful thanks to Ted Widen.
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January 25th, 2010
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