Eagle nebula – acrylic painting

Eagle nebula
Eagle nebula, 40×50 cm

The Eagle Nebula is 6,500 light-years away in the constellation of Serpens. It contains a young hot star cluster, NGC6611, which is visible with modest back-yard telescopes. This cluster is sculpting and illuminating the surrounding gas and dust, resulting in a huge hollowed-out cavity and pillars, each several light-years long.

Source: www.universetoday.com

It was really fun to paint this series of painting  Nebulae. I love the play of light and colors and space fascinate me.

This painting was made with dry brush technique. Firstly, I made black background. Than I gradually added layers of paint. When dry I splashed white paint with large flat brush to paint stars.

 

Finished painting and details:

 

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