Beautiful art from Arthur Heming. He was colorblind, and often worked in black and white or very limited colors. The black, white, and yellow palette of much of his work makes the scenes depicted simultaneously surreal and majestic in their golden glow. Sadly, there is a dearth of high quality images of his on the internet. However, you can see the images above and several more in The Drama of the Forests, available copyright-free on Project Gutenberg. The originals are on display in the Royal Ontario Museum, and I’d love to see them in person some day.
Thanks to Kate Beaton for initially bringing these to my attention.
The Aurora (by Terje Sorgjerd)
Here’s something beautiful, in spite of the cheesy music. Someday, I’d like to see the Aurora Borealis with my own two eyes.
EDIT: Originally I posted the wrong video, although still beautiful and by the same film maker. Now it should be the correct one.