This weeks prompt was damn near the death of me!!! For our prompt at Artful Journeys we had - Northern Lights/Stars. Now I love the Northern Lights. Would love to go see them! Painting them however, proved too much for my limited talents and abilities, so I dropped back to the Stars part of our prompt. I must have tried painting the Northern Lights at least 30 times, and every time my paintbrush went flying across the room in frustration. My dog could have done a better job trying to paint them, and she is NOT a smart dog...doesn't possess any real talent, and gives no indication, on most days, that there is even a working brain in her head (much like me after a day of teenagers fighting). So I did what I always do when I need some inspiration and a kick start.....I went to Google! I started by searching for "nebulas"...and found a SUPER cool infra red pic of the Eagle Nebula...and I got to work! Here is the picture I used for my inspiration....Gorgeous, isn't it? And of course, it's just my color scheme!
Here it is with most of the turquoise done....
The turquoise is done, and now I went back in with Diox purple (Basics) and began the process all over with that.
As is par for the course, I got caught up in what I was doing and forgot to take pictures as I started each new color, but I also added Basics Med. Magenta, Quin Magenta, and Bright Aqua Green.
Then I came back with some pearlescent acrylic ink and some watered down Titanium White and flicked it at the spread again.
I discovered, during the flicking process, that I suck at flicking...lol. I got more paint on me, the laptop and the dining room table than I did the damn spread, but I did finally get what I felt was an adequate amount of "stars" onto the paper.
Then last, but not least, using a black water based Sharpie paint marker, I added a quote that just made me smile....
I was informed that I don't use my own writing enough, so I did....lol.
And there you have it! My take on Week 13's prompt! I hope you enjoyed it, and thanks for stopping by to look. Please share some blog love and tell your friends to come on by, too!