Oil on Canvas, 44 X 34 inches

Into the elements of night, swirling planets and meteors and stars of countless profusion, a hand is stretched to experience the color the light the power of our universe

Professional Expressionist, portrait painter, writer, children’s book illustrator, entrepreneur, and adventuress.

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  • Nikolay Semyonov
    Nikolay Semyonovover 2 years ago

    appealingly vibrant and masterful!

  • Thank you, good friend. Inspired by the land I live in and near and next to. And of course this spaceship, Earth.

    – Barbara Sparhawk

  • Karen01
    Karen01over 2 years ago

    love the ideology and textures, beautiful work

  • Thanks, Karen01. I’m so pleased you like this painting, share the sensations of the great overhead.

    – Barbara Sparhawk

  • rosalin
    rosalinover 2 years ago

    great work ,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Thank you, rosalin. Much appreciated.

    – Barbara Sparhawk

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 2 years ago

    Barbara, on the approach to the massive and universal event of your birthday, you chose to finally put into context the cosmic position of your world in the universe. Everything is there… the surf, the flora, the stars that are closer than they are anywhere else… and the lone figure who stands breathless in bewilderment. Of course with outstretched hand as such grandeur NEEDS to be felt.
    Through this beautiful work I can so vividly imagine the night sky over your habitat as the view from your windscreen… I love your reply to Nikolay. We are indeed riding a spaceship that is constructed of the most amazing natural wonders.
    And there’s no need to put our world in context of everyday life that we’ve built ourselves around those natural wonders while we’re taking the time to enjoy the ride. I think everyone needs to do that now and again, just to stay humble and realize it’s not all about us.

    I love that you live where you do and that you’re under this particular sky. Cause it inspires you to share moments like this with us.
    Thank you SO much for touching the night sky and sending the sensation back home.
    It’s enormous and it gives me an incredible buzz.
    Like most everything you do. And are.
    Happy Birthday to you my amazing spacegirl :-)

  • Massive all right, how the hell have I been alive this long.
    Many thanks, dear one, for all this hard looking at and praise of my work. You always do my heart so much good. It, this painting, was a cumulative effect from my first days in Big Sur, but although I’ve worked on it on and off for three years, this was finished finally last month. I will happily confess to being overwhelmed by mother nature at the drop of a feather or shot of a star. I find wind and sky spellbinding, and if I got some of that across here, I’m glad. You always see twice as much as others, deeper into the mists and the rock and steel of architecture.and I love the way you observe and write about it. Thanks from this spacegirl, Billy.
    PS This Spaceship Earth was an early campaign call to arms by the idiot governor of California, Jerry Brown. Years ago, and he was much ridiculed for it at the time, but it’s the only smart thing he’s ever said.

    – Barbara Sparhawk

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