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Northern Lights

Mgiese84 28 Feb 2022

The Northern Lights was my very first mountain (and 2nd oil painting ever) when I started painting BR early last year. And it definitely showed. So I wanted to do it again. I didn't even have room for the cabin last time as I had an odd size canvas. This is back on my standard 18x24.

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So beautiful! Your northern lights came out excellent! Another great painting!

Nice! Something tells me this won't be the last time you do this in some form or another...I know I will. 🙂👌

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Thanks Sandy! Took three "lights" paintings before I finally got them correct.

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Thanks David. I may do something with the "lights" like this for a future painting class. I'm thinking "Aurora's Dance" would be better suited for a class as this one has a number of challenges.

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Thank you Tom! The truly ultimate compliment.

I second what Tom said. Every painting is so neatly done and your colours are always fabulous. There's lots of scope with this one, I've done it 4 times and they're all different.

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Thanks TLP!

Fantastic lights!

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Thanks Brian! I worked on those suckers until I thought they were pretty much perfect. I think the thing I learned from my first attempt, with regards to the lights themselves, is vary the amount of white you use. Meaning some places use a little more and others use less. That will make them look more realistic.

Your cabin is perfect.

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Thanks Alexandria!

Just finished looking at every one of the 200 versions of Northern Lights uploaded to this site, and this is my favorite version. Matt, not sure if I mentioned this before; I have in my head a list of my top handful of artists on TIB. You are on that list. Always an inspiration.

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Thanks so much Tony. I very much appreciate it.

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