Southerness 'Starry Night'.




Still in progress, but I've been working on painting the view at night near Southerness lighthouse and across the Solway to Cumbria in the style of Van Gogh's Starry Night series. I started with a notion of staying with Van Gogh's style but it went somewhere else ! The Milky Way rising from the horizon to the left of the lighthouse became the emanations from a volcano, and then became a dragon with its wings eventually connecting the stars in the sky with the rest of our galaxy. With apologies to the landscape purists ....