|'Make a wish' - acrylic on canvas 4x4 inches (10x10cm)|
According to Dictionary.com 'Artistic licence is the freedom to create an artwork, musical work or piece of writing based on the artist's interpretation and mainly for effect'.
|Available on Artfinder or my website|
I love artistic licence. It frees us to use our imaginations rather than recreating exactly what's there when what's there isn't exactly what we want to paint. Take this painting for example. This is the original photograph that I took on one of the very few sunny days last summer on top of the dunes at Strathy Beach.
I didn't want to paint a blue sky though so using the wonder that is artistic license I turned day into night, made the wee flower disappear and added a little shooting star (which appear more regularly than buses up these parts!)
|Close up of texture|
I have no other news really, just busy painting away in my new art shed. S is continuing with the work on the outside - this week he built a fence out of old pallets. Here's a wee time lapse of it going up if you want a nosy - you can see me pottering around in my shed while he's working away outside!
I'll leave you with a few quotes attributed to Vincent Van Gogh who painted magical starry skies.
'For my part, I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of the stars makes me dream'
'Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high, then life seems almost enchanted after all'
'Go out and paint the stars' (I'm taking this one as a direct order!)
I'll be linking up with Paint Party Friday to see what everyone else has been up to this week. Pop by if you get the chance - there's so much arty wonder there!