Sunday, December 27, 2009

Northern Lights

Northern Lights
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

I've never had the pleasure to see the Northern Lights, but photos of them intrigue me ....

We're not long past the story of the Star of Bethlehem, so I thought the Northern Lights, with the challenge of darks and contrasts, wet in wet and flecks of white for stars would be a good challenge. It was!

I posted a cropped version, which I think is a bit more dramatic ....but am uncertain which I prefer.

The sun didn't show itself much yesterday, but it warmed up sufficiently to plant five chestnut trees. I hope we're still around by the time those wee things bear fruit!


annie said...

You'll meet ANY challenge, won't you Lin? Stunning...No other words. I like them both, too. I saw some as a small child in Connecticut, but never, again, and these were lovely and soft and subtle, not dramatic at all. Maybe one needs to be farther North for the drama

Lorraine said...

WOW.Incredible painting Lin.
Just gorgeous!

I too have always been intrigued and wish I could see the Northern lights for real. Thank you for the beautiful substitute!!

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson


annie said...

I love that quote by Nelson Henderson, Lorraine.
Thank you.

Joan said...

I love how you tackle anything! Beautiful colors in this!! I've never seen the Northern lights either...maybe we need to plan a road trip.