Northern Lights a la Emily Carr

I started working on my Northern Lights a la Emily Carr piece.  There is a finished one on my SHOP page, which was hooked by Deb Smith.  Deb used a beautiful piece of ArtWool as the sky.  I’m not planning on doing that, but I have the most beautiful Noro wool yarn in perfect tree colors, which I will hook into the big tree on the left and the smaller tree on the right. 

I started hooking the browns as the ground at the last Magdalena meeting, but I will pull it out and re-hook that area.  I’ll use the browns, but  have them swirl around a bit and not be in lines. Emily Carr paintings have lots of movement in the swirling colors she used.

Emily Carr’s paintings of the Pacific Northwest are so full of life.  She was fascinated by the totem poles of the Canadian indigenous peoples and made it her mission to capture them in her paintings before they succumbed to the elements and the years.  Her independent ways made her a woman ahead of her time.

She found a lot of beauty out there in the Canadian wilderness and put it on canvas.

Northern Lights a la Emily Carr design in beginning stage.

Northern Lights a la Emily Carr design in beginning stage.