Saturday, October 9, 2010

Exoplanet Beausoleil

Imagine an exoplanet, an Earth-like planet, which instead of orbiting a modest little star like ours, orbits a great blue star shrouded in a maze of nebulosity. The zone of habitability about such a star, where temperatures could sustain life, would be far away, so far that the planet would take centuries to make a single orbit. The radiation levels would be quite high, too, but there are living things that can stand such levels. The world would be very different in any case. "Beausoleil" means "Beautiful Sun" and describes what the inhabitants of this world would see: a star with a heavenly aura around it, the atmosphere flickering with auroras every night.

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

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Love this one, the lighting and color are great. This would look great with a Gothic arch window in front of it...say, on a art trade card...hint hint!