Wednesday, October 17, 2012

night sky

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, 
how would men believe and adore; 
and preserve for many generations 
the remembrance of the city of God 
which had been shown!
 But every night come out these envoys of beauty, 
and light the universe 
with their admonishing smile.” 
― Ralph Waldo EmersonNature and Selected Essays


The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
 Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
 They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,

    their words to the ends of the world.

~ King David

sharing at APR: stargazing
and MoM


  1. This is so cool! I just love those magical trees. Wonderful texture in the sky too.

  2. well this is all kinds of gorgeous Minn! So glad to have you back in the Play Room. :o)
    Great submission for celestial/stargazing.

  3. You have made a beautiful fantasy land - the great big orange leaves on the trees are great! Thanks for sharing your work on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  4. Such a fun painting, Minnemie!!

  5. Your painting is beautiful!! Love the scripture and the Emerson quote to go with it. ♥

  6. Love the poem and the painting. That's what I was trying to do but my salt didn't want to play. Your night sky is beautiful.

  7. This is a treasure. How wonderfully you've given the night sky's light its chance to sparkle.

  8. BEautiful picture!! I can just imagine sitting under that incredible sky and looking up to see those wondrous jewels of the night. FABulous!
    Beautiful verses accompany your picture too :0)

  9. Beautiful sky, you always choose such great quotes to go with your work as well.


  10. I love this picture! It makes me dreaming of a cozy and moony place where I would like to stay. Beautiful colors and such a great technique!

  11. Magical again. Did you use masking fluid or just watercolours? Love it.

    1. I used watercolor and salt only on this one. I was pleased with the salt's effect, for sometimes (depending on humidity and pigment and paper) it is very temperamental and you never know what the end result will be! This time it came through for me:-)

  12. It´s fun to use salt! And it looks super. You did a god job there! Take care!


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