The Eagle Nebula

As one of the newest members, I am submitting one of my recent paintings. I have a series of what I call “Nebula Art”, which I started in 2015 , inspired by the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. I paint in oils, starting with the basic colors and then blend and glaze the oils to achieve an almost translucent effect. I try to stay true to the Hubble images, but I do take artistic license to get the look I want in the painting. This particular painting originally was to be horizontal , but after it was finished I found it was much more interesting vertical. The painting is large, 36 x 48 inches and was completed in 2017. I welcome any comments, suggestions.

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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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