The Orion Nebula is a massive, and much studied, object in the constellation of Orion. From Earth the nebula is seen as the middle star in the sword of Orion.
The painting is set much closer than the 1344 light years from Earth and this one tiny section of the nebula shines brightly lit by the wave of hundreds of stars forming within the huge, dense stellar clouds. The dramatic mix of hues in the wider nebula image are created by the spectrum of gases & particles, and their relative densities, illuminated by the mix of bright white, yellow and red stars born within.
Original oil on canvas, image size 91cm x 61cm. The 999px wide image doesn’t quite do justice to the layers and micro-detail in this 910mm wide image.