Unseen Pillars

8×8″, pearlescent watercolor over black ground on cradled art board.

A captivating image of rainbow clouds framing a portion of the Eagle Nebula star-forming region as seen by the James Webb Space Telescope in combined images of near- and mid-infrared light. The near-infrared light brings out the myriad of stars in the region, while the mid-infrared light shows the dust, a primary component in star formation. Definitely my most detailed pearlescent-on-black piece to date, this one took a lot longer than I expected!

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Danielle Rose

Danielle Rose is a watercolorist and illustrator, often combining ink drawing with watercolors. She has a lifelong relationship with art, and is inspired by the works of Mucha, van Gogh, Turner, Alan Lee, John Howe, Alan Bean, Robert McCall, and Hayao Miyazaki. With a background in geology, an incurable love of spaceflight, and a deep love of the natural world, Danielle is also a jeweler, gemologist, writer, graphic designer, Star Wars nerd and Sailor Moon fan. She lives in Oregon.

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