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Old 01-27-2012, 06:31 PM
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Rosetta Nebula


Title: Rosetta Nebula
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Medium: Oil
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Dimension: 36 x 48ins
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I am doing an exhibition of 15 large oil on linen paintings of deep sky objects. This particular one is of the nebula that has another star nursery at its center.

The subject matter, being the odd thousands of light years across, is a challenge to create in a relatively smallish 2 dimensional space.

Do you get the sense of space - both as 'being out there' and as in a three dimensional object on a two dimensional canvas.

And obviously any other comments are appreciated.

Sorry I haven't been around much but I have been painting up a storm plus go disgruntled when the image uplift issue went on and on and on.... But I still do and will always love WC!

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Old 01-27-2012, 10:32 PM
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Re: Rosetta Nebula


First looking at the post I thought, ok those are the Hubble shots so wheres the paintings?

I'm sure the big format will help give a sense of dimension.

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They are beautiful!
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:42 AM
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Re: Rosetta Nebula

It has depth but the black background needs to be darker and the colors of the nebula need to be brighter or more intense. It seems a little washed out to me, which I am thinking is from the photograph of the painting you took.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:38 AM
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Re: Rosetta Nebula

This thread has really peaked my interest as I am an astro-imager and a painter but I have never done any paintings of my deep sky images. Very nice painting.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:49 AM
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I love it! I am always checking out the universe on youtube and this is spectacular I reckon! Great work. =)) Debs.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:04 AM
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Re: Rosetta Nebula

Very impressive !!
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:17 AM
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Re: Rosetta Nebula

hoping you'll post pix of the whole works in the show!

hoping the 'fog' in this posts image is the photo or my screen, which, admittedly, is probably due for a scrub.

the detail image is a total thrill of depth and drama

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Old 01-31-2012, 12:40 AM
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Re: Rosetta Nebula

Hi Marie.

This is the first I've been on in months and I just had to comment. This absolutely knocks my socks off. It looks so much like a Hubble photo. By golly, I think you got this painting thing down pat. Lovely work and I could look at this all day. Hope all is well in your world..........Lenore
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Re: Rosetta Nebula

Welcome back, Marie
On a previous crit of one of your astronomy paintings, I pointed out that I've tried to paint some such scenes and they're really hard so in addition to the fact that this one is my favorite of the ones I seen, you get extra points for degree of difficulty; like a triple salcow.
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