Cirrus clouds are those high wispy clouds that adorn the sky on clear days, though weather legends say they are a precursor to storms later on. They're made of ice crystals on Earth. If there are cirrus clouds in space, they are blown not by an earthly wind but by the pressure of light from stars. They may still be made of ice crystals, as water ice has been found in many nebulae and space environments. This picture combines airbrush and hand painting to depict an ice crystal nebula.
"Cirrus" is acrylic on illustration board, 11" x 14", January 1991.