Planetary Nebula NGC 2818

This was second in my series of Nebula paintings. It is oil on canvas and is 24 x 48 inches. To me, it has always been a somewhat spiritual painting, and posting today on Easter Sunday seems appropriate. NASA says It is a Hubble Space image of a beautiful planetary nebula, the gaseous shroud of a dying sun-like star, that could well offer a glimpse of the future that awaits our own Sun. It consists largely of glowing gases from the star’s outer layers ejected during the final stages of its life. This will be one of the paintings in the SPACEFEST show in Tucson in August.

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Barbara Sheehana

Born in 1944 in Washington, D.C., I have painted and sculpted most of my life. At 74 years of age, I feel I am at my most creative time of life. I started painting a series of "Nebula Art" in 2015 after seeing the Hubble Space Telescope images. I find so much joy in attempting to capture these beautiful photographs. I live now in Naples, Florida, and have 18 completed paintings so far and will continue to paint as long as I am able. I studied art and sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.; painting and sculpture at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va. I have taken art classes in my community of Pelican Bay. Exhibition include Swiss Embassy, Torpedo Factory, Pelican Bay Community Center, Naples Art Association and Rookery Bay

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