This is #30 for me. It isn't an interpretation of Aurora's Dance - I just couldn't find a Ross painting that resembled what I made. As with my last attempt, I tried to create this one freely with little to no reference. I was trying to create a milky way type of night sky, but ended up with some kind of milky way/aurora borealis hybrid. It took me a solid year of training in this style to finally be able to create from my imagination rather than follow along to an episode of The Joy of Painting. It's definitely been worth it as I can now move on to adding painting to my arsenal of relaxing, mindful activities. At the same time, I'm still working on speed and finished this one in under an hour. That means I can now start painting in the evening, unplanned, in order to relax, rather than plan an afternoon on a weekend. It's been a great journey up till now and I'm looking forward to continuing with this trend of improvising and speed-painting. This was done on a black 16x20 canvas.