Monday, March 28, 2011

Bridge of Wings - The Herder

Bridge of Wings - The Herder
Size: 13x16 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Prints and original available -here-
Detail closeup views -here-
Matching pair to The Weaver, viewable -here-
Pencil sketch viewable -here-

There is a legend of lovers: it is said that the stars Altair and Vega in the summer night sky are the celestial glimmers of the Weaver Girl and Herder Boy. The Milky Way spills in a glistening river, sprawling across the heavens, and forever keeping the lovers apart, except for once a year when all the magpies of the world would fly up and form a bridge of wings that the Herder Boy and Weaver Girl might briefly touch, before spinning back to their corners of the sky. This is one of the reasons why magpies are considered auspicious birds and bringers of good fortune.


  1. Simply beautiful...I love this!

  2. Such a relaxing atmosphere, thank you for sharing your talent with us, just beautiful!

  3. Hi Stephanie,
    I'm very curious about the splattered alcohol texture in your more recent pieces. In Dreamscapes, the alcohol texture is bubbly, but now it looks different. I really love the way it looks, but I can only seem to achieve the bubbles. Is it because you use Kremer pigments? Please help!