Friday, October 2, 2009

Four Stars in Reflection Nebula

This one's for you, Captain Fog. Fog's a musician who loves space art. There's plenty of nebulae, galaxies, planets, star systems, and space scenes ahead for you and others who like it. Jim Taggart and the Railroad of Doom will return shortly, but I am currently doing some difficult portrait work which is for private clients and can't be shown here. Meanwhile, here's a nebula picture I sprayed into existence with my ever-improving airbrush, in February-March of 1986. It's acrylic on illustration board, 10" x 7". The original title is "The Four Evangelists," referring to the four bright stars in the picture. Astronomically, those are fresh new stars recently condensed from cosmic matter. They are now bright enough to illuminate the whole nebula with their reflected glory.

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