Space – a continuing mission

I’m still continuing to work on the space paintings. Here’s my next step in their progress.

This one is the cloudy nebula.


Trying to get a second layer on there without killing the first. The paints are still wet in this photo, so I’m certain they are much brighter than they will be when they dry. It really is scary to see how dark it gets. Its like I walk away from it, and then when I come back it’s so much darker and I feel like I’ve lost all the light. I begin to wonder if I will be able to pull any of it back in.

Here’s the next stage of another painting:


Yeah, okay… I’m going to admit now that this painting started for me in stress. I was going off of some nebulae pictures and was trying something out. From the very beginning, I was trying to make this be something that it was not. If I pull this one out of the fire, I will be surprised. I do, however, still have some hope for it. We’ll see what happens.

I love space. I just don’t know if I’ll ever be as good at painting it as I wish I’d be. It might be one of those things that I keep trying at for years and never quite reach the pinnacle where I’d like to be.  I do still have other techniques I want to try too, it’s just a matter of time.

Speaking of time, this is all I’ve managed to do so far amid all the adventures in time and space that I’ve been having. Hopefully I will have even more to post soon.

Until next time… happy adventuring!