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My friend, Rick Heller from Palmerton in the United States wrote this lovely poem. After reading it, I saw this picture in my mind. I painted it in acrylic and used a palette knife.

night sky by R.J. Heller

we are part of everything, and because of this, it shines just a little bit brighter

Looking up to the darkness, I seek something
not sure of what it is, I continue, searching.
Glimmer of light, a color not palpable, but there
takes hold of my senses, speaks in shadows.
Cold chill, night air, stars so bright
salted popcorn laughs a hearty laugh,
shines so splendid, sprinkles me with its spice.


An infinite horizon is out there, beyond my gaze
the vastness of it, the timeless wanderings of light
where it begins, is where it ends.
A thousand stars blink, then are gone
only to be reborn, as another again and again.
Oh to be a star, where thoughts be placed, and
then replaced by another, magical.


Looking up to the darkness, so bright, the sky moves
waves a hello, a goodbye, and looks back at me.
Grand in scale, yet I feel so small, but part
of this glorious second, minute, hour.
I move with the stars, the planets, the heavens,
and realize I am part of the magic, look
in the mirror, at the night sky, reflected in my eyes.

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19 November 2010.

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2 December 2010.

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10 December 2010.

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23 December 2010.


A laminated print

A mounted print

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night sky, poetry, paletteknife, collaboration, darkness, paynes gray

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Comments

  • jan j van staden
    jan j van stadenalmost 4 years ago

    ongelooflike sterlig vol magic!

  • …en die mooiste kompliment ooit! Dankie Jan.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 4 years ago

    Hierdie is fantabalooslik wonderlik Liz! Vol magic, soos Jan sê! Ek kannie ophou om daarna te kyk nie! Geluk met ’n wonderlike poging! Lief dit!

  • Groot glimlag! Thanks Maree! Ek het die sterre met waterverf gespat!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Dankie dat jy dit ’n gunsteling maak!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakealmost 4 years ago

    lovely composition!

  • Many thanks Beatrice!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanalmost 4 years ago

    What a magical painting!! i love that little bit of yellow on the right… reminds me of something my youngest daughter used to say… she couldn’t have been more than 2… and you could say “Chelsea, what’s the rule about snow?”… and she would always reply “Don’t eat yellow snow!” hahaha…
    This is such a lovely painting, and talk about yellow snow!! i should be ashamed!!

  • Smile!! Glad you like it Barb. I also like the ‘yellow snow’!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • rjheller1150
    rjheller1150almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful Elizabeth……Well Done my Friend!!!
    R

  • Thanks Rick….it was your inspiration!
    And lots of fun.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting Johan!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic work, Elizabeth!

  • Glad you like it Dianne, thank you!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkeralmost 4 years ago

    So beautiful..how gorgeous ..well done!

  • Thanks Caroline, much appreciated!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful piece and words, very dreamy image, great work.

  • Thanks dear Angela!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful painting! It certainly sets the mood.

  • Thank you very much Marsha!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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