Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Galloway Forest Dark Starry Skies

As well as being so very cold last night the sky was also incredibly clear, with the most brilliant display of stars. It was pretty obvious why nearby Galloway Forest Park has been awarded 'Dark Sky' status.

Being slightly preoccupied by Van Gogh's work at the moment, I was immediately reminded of his masterly depictions of starry skies. Last year I was lucky enough to see his exhibition of night paintings in Amsterdam.

I can't think of many artists who tackle painting stars and a true night sky. The sky here was so beautiful last night that I can see why - the challenge would just be too great for most people.

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