Monday, 22 June 2015

In perpertuity. A northern lights painting.


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This is one of three mini paintings which sold from my Artfinder shop a couple of weeks ago.  Because I normally only blog once a week, I seem to have more paintings than blog posts at the moment so I've been going ahead and listing them for sale before I get round to blogging about them!


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This was inspired by a photo that S took (as always!) of the northern lights earlier this year filling the sky over the sand dunes at Melvich beach. 

Credit: S

It's another tiny one at only 2 x 2 inches which I popped into a box frame.



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In other news, I was delighted to receive a message via my website a week or so ago (not least because I didn't think anyone except me knew it existed!) asking to commission me to paint a northern lights scene as a surprise for a birthday later in the year. 

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It turned out that the person who commissioned me had searched northern light paintings on Google and mine came up which led him to my website and he happened to love the vibrant colours I use and is happy for me to come up with a scene for him. They're actually coming on holiday to the far north later in the year so fingers crossed the painting will hopefully be a reminder of them seeing the lights for themselves.

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Delighted that three of these have sold so far. 
I'll be back later in the week for week 3 of Summer of Colour and I'll be linking up as always to Paint Party Friday

14 comments:

  1. I love your northern lights. Some day I hope to see them in person, but until then I can look at your paintings and S's photos. Congratulations on the sales and the commission.

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  2. It's gorgeous Nic! Really beautiful... and they look so lovely as a set in their frames!
    I wish I had so many paintings to blog about! :0)

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  3. I can only imagine how spectacular it must be to see the Northern lights in person but for now I can admire your gorgeous paintings of them-they look fantastic in the frames!

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  4. Beautiful and congrats on getting more business via Google. That's wonderful! I love your mini paintings and the framing is perfect!

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  5. Really beautiful. Glad business is booming! Valerie

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  6. Wow.Love your canvases.So vibrant and gorgeous and the display /framing is awesome..Congrats on new commissions.Thank god for Google,eh?:-)Happy PPF.

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  7. Love all the texture! These turned out beautifully! The recent northern light photos this week were stunning! So glad you got these wonderful commissions! Enjoy the journey!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. Lovely works and I think they look so beautiful in the box frame. Good luck with your commission, I'm sure you will come up with something beautiful.

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  9. I'm not sure if my last comment made it so I am going to comment again. I really love your work and want to thank you for sharing it with us. I feel so fortunate to visit places and see things I might never see because of your art and S's pictures. Thank you so much.

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  10. Beautiful Northern Lights artwork, Nic. I have never seen that phenomenon.

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  11. So magical to see the northern lights. One of the benefits of being a northerner. That detail photo of the thick detail on your painting is remarkable. I'm sure they more magical in person, than the beauty we see here. M.x

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  12. These are truly magical! I love your frame work for them too, it all looks so fabulous, stunning work!

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  13. I've always loved your work and those small paintings are beautiful - amazing how much you can pack into such a small size

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  14. Gorgeous little piece again this week. We had the northern lights out our house the other night, but I didn't know and I missed them. Now I feel like I've gotten a chance to see them. Have a great weekend.

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