Thursday, September 30, 2010

Golden Astro Glitter

Some of my small space paintings went over the border from "astronomical" to abstract. This is one of them. I was trying out a spatter painting technique over the usual blue nebula, and I wanted to use another color than my usual reds and purples. So I added golden yellow to the picture and got this texture. Then I painted glitzy stars over it. So there's a little bit of Liberace (a famous costumer pianist showman of the 20th century) about this one. I named it "Golden Rain" after a garden tree with star-like yellow flowers.

"Golden Rain" is acrylic on illustration board, 7" x 10", July 1992.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

I think it looks astronomical! It is not typical but is very nice! I am not as fond of the sparkly stars on this one but I think the effect of the gold on the blue and black is great!