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Infinitum Nimbus Nebula by AstroBoy1 Infinitum Nimbus Nebula by AstroBoy1
"Infinitum Nimbus Nebula"
2011 ~ Michael C. Turner ~ Galactic Visions Space Art

Nebulae in space, like clouds seen from a planet's surface, can stimulate the imagination thereby creating diverse imagery of familiar objects as well as concepts. Many nebulae are recognized and given common names based upon such imagery. Nebulae are essentially clouds of dust and gas in space and many are, in fact, stellar wombs giving birth to those wondrous orbs of gas known as stars.
"Infinitum Nimbus Nebula" gives the illusion of towering Nimbus clouds illuminated at sunset creating a dramatic light and silhouette display above a terrestrial world.
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WendyKimberley Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful artwork, I use a similiar technique  with acrylics though havent quite mastered  capturing stars just yet  as you have done, something for me to aim for :) love it
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013

Greetings,

 

Thank you most kindly for your comment.  You have some beautiful works of art in your own gallery. :-)

 

Best regards,

 

Michael C. Turner

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WendyKimberley Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Thanks for checking it out, not quite as impressive as yours yet, but am working on it :)

 

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joneya Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, had no idea you could create this kind of look with acrylics. It is beautiful to say the least. Love the colors and the concept of mixing space with a sunset. I've got similar concepts stuck in my head but I have yet to acquire the skill needed to express them. How long did this take you? I can only imagine a lot of work went into it?
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013

Greetings,

 

Thank you for your kind comments.  It is actually a rather involved process using gel medium and a drying retarder to create layers  of paint effects.  This is somewhat similar to modern digital layers albeit, it does require the artist to actually use real brushes to apply real paint and, of course, the proper techniques to achieve the desired effects.  It isn't a process one masters without a great deal of experience and failed attempts.  Infinitum Nimbus Nebula is a large painting (60 x 84") and I spent well over 100 hours to complete it.  I appreciate you interest in my art.

 

Kind regard,

 

Michael C. Turner

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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This could be a picture from Hubble, yet it isn't! Wonderful!
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Greetings,

Thak you for your kind comment.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcomed.
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black-cat16 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Beautiful colours...
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Greetings,

Thank you agian. You are very considerate to take the time to share your thoughts about my paintings.

My best,
Michael C. Turner
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