Friday, 27 September 2013

29 faces Day 27


'Bhiornal'


After nearly a month of faces the end of the challenge is almost here. It s time to post my finished canvas 'Bhiornal' You may remember my earlier WIPduring the challenge..

Her name comes from an old Island legend that recounts the story of a Viking princess named Bhiornal who whilst sailing back to Scandinavia became gravely ill. The viking fleet pulled into a bay at the north of the Island. She was taken ashore and her dying words to her father were to bury her on the mountainous headland so she might still catch the breeze from her homeland.
 The mountain is called 'Sron Bhiornal' after her.


Finished canvas



WIP

As you can see it is a large  long canvas and it is now my new blog header!I thought it was time for a change.
I have had a thistle theme on the go for much of the summer and this was the culmination of many thistle projects.
If you like her I am having a Bhiornal postcard giveaway tomorrow (Saturday) so drop by and leave a comment.

Thistles
The canvas is presently on show at the Skyeworks gallery on the Isle of Skye.


Linking up to the 29 face challenge


Here are a few of my favourite faces I have created this week



and also paint party friday click HERE to have a look at all the other fabulous  work people have done this week.

Also saying hello to Artists in blogland show and tell saturday

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the composition of this piece and the hair/thistles. Really cool!

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  2. Wonderful canvas, and it was good to read the legend, too! Valerie

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  3. She makes a beautiful blog header. I love the detailing in the thistles.

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  4. fabulous work Morag! You have bought the whole canvas together perfectly with the colours and textures and the composition is beautifully done. I love the folklore story that you have put to this piece Romantic and sad, as Bhiornal holds her head towards the breeze of her homeland. She looks lovely as your new blog header!

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  5. Your long canvas is full of beauty and a sense of peace as well. I love the thistles. And your other faces of this week are really nice. Quite a variety.

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  6. i love her hair! alpha shanahan 34

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  7. Beautiful interpretation of the legend on canvas - great that you added the thistles. Happy PPF.

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  8. Your canvas is spectacular, I love the thistles as hair and the longing in her expression. xox

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! Her hair and her beautiful face are stunning. Really pretty art.

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  10. What a sweet story, sad but nice. And your canvas is gorgeous, looks awesome as a banner too, great work! And your 29 faces are beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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  11. This is fabulous, I love it. It makes an awesome header too. I love the story that goes with it too. So inspiring!

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  12. she's so beautiful and I love it as your new header!

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  13. love her!! great story to go along with her loveliness! happy PPF

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  14. what abeauty she turned out. i think you put so much love into it, it shows. the mountains in the background, the lake, her hair and that peaceful expression make this my favorite of your faces so far.

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  15. Gorgeous and I love her as your header!! Beautiful work as always....Love your style!

    Hugs Giggles

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  16. wowness...how amazing..such a beautiful way you have expressing your artistic soul...you are awesomely-creative...and your pieces talk to my heart and tug at my spirit always!
    Massive hugs and sparkles

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  17. She turned out beautifully! I'd have her as my header too!

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  18. Long way from WIP to the Bhionarl now, but very amaising way and final. This is expressive and artistic. I love Her hair. Nice to see Her in Header, it is fine respect to this painting and Her.

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  19. What a beautiful painting but sad tale.

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  20. There are some paintings you look at and right away you can tell there is a strong story to go with it. This is one of those paintings and it looks gorgeous as the new welcome sign to your blog. Bet it looks even better hanging in the gallery.

    I loved your suggestion the other day on my blog about covering canvas well with black gesso. Thank you for that.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. Beautiful Morag! I still have the postcard you sent me hanging on my studio wall. I just love her!

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  22. Bhiornal is just absolutely wonderful! Love your art! <3

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  23. Such a sad story. Beautiful painting.

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  24. oh my goodness! What beauty! So much beauty and freedom! The spirit in this is truly beautiful! *faint* I love love it! Magical!

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  25. Oh my goodness - THIS is amazing... Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  26. Still catching up on my commenting =) Your painting is beautiful, I really love all your paintings! You have such an amazing style.
    xx Monique

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