Monday, June 20, 2011

Green Flash

It's no secret that I love sunsets, they appear in almost everything I  make.
Their colours have had me mesmerized since I was a child.  Growing up in the centre of a city there was little chance to see them but we always travelled to the sea for holidays and the anticipation of the of the "sky show" was hard to contain.

We always stayed in a little place overlooking the Irish Sea. 
I was in my early teens when I saw the Green Flash - have you seen it?
 I had no idea what I had seen.  For a long time I thought I had made it up in my mind.
When I did find out what it was, sunsets became more addicting - not sunrise, I don't do mornings!

The Green Flash is just that, a flash of green at the moment the sun goes down.  It depends on certain conditions and is best seen over the sea.  You can find out more about it here or just search for "Green Flash"


So here is my take on that phenomena, with a green mermaid for good measure.
I haven't seen a mermaid yet but one day there will be one waiting to take me for a swim I am sure. Probably the next time I see the Green Flash.

Don't forget to drop into the Summer of Colour and see all the wonderful green art.

Hugs Alis

26 comments:

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow, I've never heard of or seen a green flash before!!
..but I have now, through your beautiful painting..Love your little mermaid!
Jan x

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow, I've never heard of or seen a green flash before!!
..but I have now, through your beautiful painting..Love your little mermaid!
Jan x

Mandy said...

well..now i am going to google it you know...hee hee hee...this little fishy girl is adorable...a tad cheeky i bet!!!love her...xxx

missy k said...

Hi!

Love your mermaid piece and 'green flash' sunset.... I have never heard of it!!! Just going to google it now :)



Karen

missy k said...

Hi me again!

I've just seen some wonderful images on google.... thanks!

Karen

WrightStuff said...

I didn't know about the green flash either. Your piece brings all the magic of a sunset to life. I think you'll see a mermaid one day too!

NatashaMay said...

I love it! The background is fascinating and little mermaid is in such a cute pose. :)

joanna said...

The mermaid's pose is cute! and so is the dreamy background!

Moira said...

Beautiful piece! Reading about the green flash now!

Chris said...

Oh Wow what a wonderful piece of art... I adore mermaids and your green flash is magical :D

Val said...

Your painting is just beautiful Alis, and what an inspiration you had. I have never heard of the green flash - have now though. Thanks so much for sharing.

toadinaboat.com said...

I've never even heard of the green flash. Probably don't get it here. But I sure love yours, with the little mermaid!

Liette alias Pixelle said...

I learn about green flash this morning...thanks...I have to tell you how much your paint is talking to me...so much so much...I can't stop to look at it...I adore your style of painting...xxx

Melinda said...

What a lovely painting, the mermaid is so cute : )

Pam Tucker said...

This painting is gorgeous! LOVE the colors and your mermaid is beautiful. I didn't know about the green flash either!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Great "green" painting! I'm happy to meet another mermaid fan.

JessiVille said...

Your mermaid is so cute and flirty. I LOVE mermaids! I have heard of the green flash but have never seen it. I hope someday I will! Beautiful and creative entry for green week! Hugs, Jessi

Ella said...

How fun, a flirty, beautiful mermaid!
Great idea; well done~

Kristin said...

I am so impressed with this! First of all, the faces you create are just beautiful (I love your eyelashes) and the details in your background (subtle script is lovely) are just beautiful. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next, xo

Kathy said...

Hi..I love your mermaid.. shes adorable.. and thanks for the info on the green flash.. very cool.. thanks for visiting mine..

aichaku-愛着 said...

very interesting and pretty painting!

Sandi said...

Your piece is lovely. Will be checking out the "green flash" which I haven't heard of. But I am fortunate to have seen the "northern lights" here in Canada once. Hugs..

Terrie said...

The green flash phenomenon is news to me! But your watercolor is so appealing - that absolutely adorable mermaid. I like that the background is so splotchy and indistinct but the mermaid so clear and sharp. Good contrast!

Georgie Horn said...

I love your fairy folk!

creatingme said...

I need to look that up! This is really nice!

Michelle said...

This is really sweet and I adore the mermaid!