Reflection Nebula #1

TM8314 Reflection Nebula #1 24x18 oil on panel

TM8314 Reflection Nebula #1 24×18 oil on panel

Ok, maybe it’s not the first nebula ever, and it definitely won’t be the last, but it is my first 24×18″ reflection nebula, and you are invited to float on by for a visit. Bands of dust and gas are partially obscuring some of the stars, and reflecting light from others, much like the clouds we see in our own atmosphere. Below is an enlarged detail from the top of the painting. Enjoy!

TM8314 Reflection Nebula #1 – detail from upper left center

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