Yellow Moon over Canyon

Acrylic on 12×24” stretched, deep edge canvas. I’ve painted a large moon, which could be either very close to it’s companion planet or just large. The amount of cratering across the surface of the moon suggests that it’s very old. The canyon on the companion planet also suggests that the pairing is old. The atmosphere is yellow, possibly carbon dioxide, which suggests that there is volcanic activity on the planet. On the horizon can be seen slightly elevated areas which may be shield volcanos. The slopes of the canyon shows evidence of temperature and liquid weathering. This painting is my attempt to create visual clues within an extra-terrestrial landscape that combine to give a background story. The viewer gets the opportunity to gather those clues and make of them what they will, or just admire the pretty colours.

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Jackie Burns

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