This painting is the 2nd piece in my new series of Milky Way art. It was inspired by a photo of the Milky Way, taken from the Grand Tetons National Park. I have read that only about 20% of the people on our earth can ever see the Milky Way, because of light pollution. The first piece I did in this series was inspired by a photo taken from one of the Outer Banks islands, off of the NC coast.
I only recently have come to understand that our sun and the planets that surround it are just the TINIEST part of our big galaxy that is shaped sort of like a humongous spinning saucer. And OUR GALAXY is possibly only ONE of many thousands of other galaxies out there! Whoa! As I understand it, what we are seeing, when we DO see the Milky Way, is across the top of the saucer, all the way on the other side; & just a very small fraction of all those stars on the other side, creating this amazing light in the dark night sky.
This painting is gallery wrapped (the canvas goes all the way around to the back) and is painted on the sides a dark purple-black, with stars on it. This original painting (acrylic on canvas) is for sale, with S & H extra, unless you live within 50 miles of me, the artist. If you live within that distance, I will bring it to you and if my hubby is available, he will come as well, and hang it for you- all free of charge.
Thanks so very much for your interest in my art! If you want to, go to the next photo. It shows this painting from the side, in my studio here in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Thanks again, Adonna