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.
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 Go to the artist's portfolio
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