I made these ATC's last night and am quite happy with them, I think the same effect would work well on a canvas.
We have had constant wind for the last few days, and while I love it when I am curled up in bed at night, it irritates me throughout the day. My garden is drying out, the washing (while drying) has to be anchored with triple the usual number of pegs and I have to keep windows closed to keep out the dust. Aaaaaaaagh!
Last night I had a perfect view of the Australia Day fire works from my house. It was lovely to sit outside, and chat with neighbours, while sipping a glass of wine, even in the wind.
In the spirit of neighbourliness (my own word?) I gave Maggie her Valium an hour before the fireworks, set her up comfortably in my/our room and popped all the cats inside too. Only to find that the bangs could hardly be heard over all the other barking dogs! Oh well, at least it was stress free for Miss Maggie.
Now I think I will use this wind as an excuse to visit my bed with a book for an hour or so.