Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bridge of Wings - The Weaver

Size: 12.6x16.3 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Prints and original available -here-
Detail closeup views -here-
Sketch -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. this is one of my favorite tales. i like the versions of it (swan maiden type) from other countries too!

  2. that's really beautiful ! i like the poetry in your paintings !

  3. was expecting more vivid colors like purple/red for her robe instead of the all too familiar yellow against blue/grey background. Look forward to herder boy :)

  4. I don't mind the colour scheme at all and think this painting is absolutely beautiful! It's breathtaking.

  5. It is lovly, and very beautiful. and such a cute story.