Paintings: Space

Here are some of my paintings of Space (excluding Mars), displayed in reverse chronological order of creation. Click on any one for a larger view.

SATURN FROM TITAN

(Oil on stretched canvas, 12 x 12 inches, 2020)

 

Saturn appears in Titan's equatorial sky during a rare break in the moon's thick organic haze. As methane rain showers recede into the distance, a transient lake of methane, dissolved nitrogen, and ethane forms. The methane and nitrogen soon evaporate, leaving behind precipitated ethane ice which slowly sublimates. Just another balmy tropical afternoon at T~-180°C (-292°F) on Titan...

 

I am working with remote interns on the evolution and exploration of Titan this summer. The research is inspiring new artwork.

EARTH-MOON SYSTEM

(Acrylic on board, 40 x 6.5 inches, 2004)

 

I wanted to show how far and small our Moon actually is in relation to the Earth. This painting depicts the Earth-Moon system to scale.