The Swan Nebula
2008
Acrylic on canvas
16 inches height
20 inches width
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Artist Notes: The Swan Nebula is based on a NASA photo. There is an ocean of glowing hydrogen gas and small amounts of other elements such as oxygen and sulfur within the Swan Nebula. This unimaginably huge part of the universe calls to my love of color and form; it allowed me the joy of the abstract gesture within a framework of realism. It invoked my love of space and free brush strokes. The painting is acrylic on stretched canvas, on heavy duty stretchers, with painted sides; a frame is not necessary.

This original space landscape painting is available online for $1,000 at
http://www.zibbet.com/Egilpatr/artwork?artworkId=110840