The Eagle Nebula
2009
Acrylic on canvas
16 inches height
20 inches width
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Artist Notes: The Eagle Nebula is based on a NASA photo that shows a vertical image. But I see the eagle when I place the image horizontally, and that is how I painted it. I am in love with the motion. As in all the nebula series I get the joy of free, abstract brushstrokes within a realist context. The Eagle Nebula is in the constellation Serpens, a young, open cluster of a few thousand stars that were formed from a giant molecular cloud. They are still loosely bound to each other by gravitation, and active star formation is still going on. 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=110902