|'Hundreds and Thousands' - acrylic on 4x4 inch canvas in 7.5x7.5 inch box frame|
The sky is a huge source of inspiration for me. Whether it's the northern lights (which were out in force last week, surprisingly early in the year), the night sky dotted with hundreds and thousands of stars, the milky way or a spectacular sunrise or sunset, I don't think I'll ever tire of wanting to interpret it's many wonders in my paintings.
This is a miniature sky painting inspired by recent clear nights where we could clearly see the milky way and I developed a crick in my neck staring up in wonder.
I wanted to convey the idea of just how massive the skies are this far north where there is very little light pollution, by having it dominate the tiny canvas with a small cottage to put into context just how inconsequential we are in the universal scheme of things!
As I was painting the cottage and land, I thought how all the colours and the way I'd added the paint looked like those cake sprinkles, 'hundreds and thousands; and it seemed like an appropriate title what with the hundreds and thousands of stars.
In other news, I'm very happy to report that S and I are off on a very long overdue holiday to Crete, one of the Greek Islands, for a week of sunshine. We've hired a car and plan to get out and see as much of the island as possible rather than sit by the pool for the week (which would also be blissful but when it's only a week we feel we should see a bit of the island!) My lovely sister is travelling up from London to dog and cat sit for us and enjoy some quiet time away from the bright lights of the big city - her husband says she'll be like Jack Nicholson's character in 'The Shining' after a week living so remotely!!
This wee painting is available on my Artfinder shop (but only after I get back from holiday!)
Also, If you missed it, I blogged earlier in the week to announce ow much we raised and who won the fundraiser pet portrait competition.
So, I'll be taking a week off from blogging, but I will be linking up with Paint Party Friday this week and will endeavour to visit as many folk as possible to see what you've been busy creating, in between last minute packing!