Archive | April, 2016

Over The Clouds

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This is another painting that was inspired by gazing at the clouds that form in Newhall pass sometimes from the San Fernando valley point of view.

Over The Clouds. Exoplanet view.

Over The Clouds. Exoplanet view.

I was painting the clouds 1st, then I wanted to add something interesting in the background, and this is how the exoplanet come about.

Enjoy!

-Ahmad

Venusian Weather Balloon

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This is a painting inspired by all the manuscripts of the old and upcoming space missions to the planet Venus, the closest planet to Earth, Earth’s twin sister.

The planet Venus to me is more interesting than the Planet Mars. I personally believe that colonizing and exploring the planet Venues could be much easier than going after the planet Mars 1st.

If it was for me, I would send a mission to every celestial object there is out there to explore it, and keep going back for more.

Venusian Weather Balloon. A painting view of future exploration mission.

Venusian Weather Balloon. A painting view of future exploration mission.

The Painting took several days to finish. The Venus planet express mission by the European agency and the the saved Japaneses mission AKATSUKI of Venus had a lot of inspiration in making this piece of art. Although both missions didn’t had a weather balloon in their payload or tasks, still, they played a big part as a muse for this painting, and hopefully for more future science and art missions.

Enjoy!

-Ahmad

Opaque Torch (Black Hole painting)

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Hello everyone! I hope all is well. Here is another painting that I started long time ago, and finished recently. The painting is a black hole painting. A painting of an exotic celestial object in our sky and found in  our own galaxy too.

Opaque Torch. A black Hole Painting.

Opaque Torch. A black Hole Painting.

The painting demonstrate a phenomena where a blue giant star is consumed by a near by black hole. Cygnus X-1 is a fine example of this cosmic phenomena.

Cygnus X-1 is system many many light years away from our planet Earth. The black hole is a good source of X-ray radiation, or radiations around the 10~.0 nano meter.

With specialties instrument that can observe this radiation, astronomers and stargazers find one of many methods to study the phenomena.

 

This painting is special to me. I started it September 2009 with the black hole, and end it with the Blue giant star this year. The painting was part of a challenge between me and my brother Jassem where we wanted for a whole month in that summer to produce one artistic work a day.

This was my entry for day five.

Also, for the longest time, this painting was my avatar in the video game community.

 

Enjoy!

 

-Ahmad

Out of the Atmosphere (painting)

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The most what inspire this piece is the colors. The colors were from witnessing many sunrises and sunsets.

Out of the Atmosphere

Out of the Atmosphere

The painting was done August 2011. It was a time with many new experiences and letting go of old ones while learning the lesson. I felt this was the moment in my life where I obtained many new skills that made me advance more in the knowledge of Astronomy and in exploration whether in a scholarly terms, or physical. It is also the time where I start to explore many places in south California mountains.

The painting took more than 3 hours to finish. My close friend Maurycy  was one of the 1st to see this painting and he liked it a lot and it was a time near his birthday where he talked about it again, and we talked some more of his skydiving adventures. Little did I know that 2 months later, he will help me to do my 1st skydive ever.

It was also after looking at the pictures that were took of Earth curvature from space with engineering project that was made by me 4 months earlier.

This is in short the materials that inspired this painting and the memories I remember when I take a look at this painting.

Enjoy

-Ahmad

 

Uranus view of the Sun (painting)

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Another painting that features another planet of our Solar system where the perspective again is nearly from the orbit of the planet Uranus.

Uranus view of the Sun.

Uranus view of the Sun.

Uranus view of the Sun.

The painting features some of the dynamic weather in the atmosphere and the rings of planets that were elusive for observers on earth until we reached the age of observing the ring’s Sun eclipses through them, and the age of space telescopes and a space craft that flew by the planet once.

More painting of the planets and the solar systems objects will be posted soon. This painting will be part of a Solar System encyclopedic project.

More to come,

Enjoy!

-Ahmad

Neptune Great Dark Spot Painting

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The painting is a view from the plane Neptune from it’s orbit perspective. The painting shows some of the planet dynamic wind system and the great dark spot that been always in comparison with Jupiter great red spot.

Neptune Great Dark Spot  painting.

Neptune Great Dark Spot painting.

The Sun also is within the frame. The luminosity was accounted for when the painting was in the making.

This artwork was done last year, and took a handful number of hours to complete. This piece will be part of a solar system artwork set project that will be unfold in the next coming days and will feature the planets of the solar system.

Enjoy this planet blue beauty and it’s exotic location, where many phenomena take place everyday.

Stay tuned for more of Neptune and the rest of the solar system!

The Planet Neptune.

 

-Ahmad