In another world, just before the twilight. Their Star set painting a beautiful sky under their planet. An exoplanet to us here on Earth.
In a celestial body. whether it is a twin planet orbiting each other around their own star system, or a Moon around this ring planet. Either way, I tried to picture the Sun set (or the Star set) on those settings.
The city is a coastal one that learned to obtained and harness the power of electricity and the use of Radio.
I pictured it in a not so busy day, where air and marine traffic is close to none. A holiday you can call it.
The painting it self started in 2015. I spend around 8 hour on it in that year. this year a spend nearly as much time as before.
I could have saturated with more details, but after nearly 16 hours, I had to move to another project and not dwell on perfection. What ever I wanted to add can be done in a new project.
So without further adieu, I present : And All The Worlds With Out A Name.
Giving the number of stars in our night sky and in the observable universe, chances are extremely high for this setting to be happening right now as you read.
I started this painting sometime after 2010, I am not sure exactly, but I kept adding small brush strokes every once in a while.
I didn’t know where it was going. I had the background first. I really liked how it turnout. The Nebula colors of what a galactic center might looks like mixed with all sort of celestial objects that we know of, and those that we don’t.
After the background was done, I struggled to fill the foreground and what object should it be.
I tried a space ship, a human made object, but nothing fit the big picture. Suddenly, I made a small sphere to study the work of light in the over all setting, and I actually liked how it looked like as it is, so I end up turning the sphere in to a planet, a wanderer planet, a Starless Sunless one. A planet that orbit the galaxy with out a star. A nomad planet you can call it, a galactic or interstellar planet.
The planetary object is also known by many other names.
They come in many set of sizes and properties.
To astronomers, finding the planet can be difficult and tricky. The most poplar way to identify it is to observe the light bending of the background starts when the planet happen to pass them. The background stars are not close to the planet necessarily.
Once detected, it’s easier to observe than a planet that orbit a bright star due to the fact that the companion star brightness or its glare will abstract the observation more so than rogue planet.
If you are wondering, Life could arise from this type of planets, and there are many of them in the Milky way Galaxy, and most likely in other galaxies.
Another place, same galaxy. There are many Sunrises, and Sunsets of nearly 4 hundred billion splendid star that can cast a view in infinite number of objects.
This view is but one that is happening right now somewhere as you are reading this words, and it is not fiction. Maybe the painting is a work of fiction, but the reality is stranger than fiction, and this scene is happening in a a great number in our galaxy alone, and there are many more, MORE galaxies out there.
The inspiration of the landscape comes from hikes around the south west states. The Joshua Tree National park and the Rocky peak mountains had a great inspiration to it among many other landscape across California. The ring planet although t looks like Saturn, it is not.
Enjoy this planet which is in the making, like ours, and I hope to upload many more soon.
A painting of Exoplanet western horizon view. A planet with the same directional rotation of our planet earth, so West and East relatively are the same.
The planet is habitat by intelligent being that are no different than us, and you can see their impact on the landscape and the sky in this painting too.
A small town that is part of a bigger civilization that inhabit the Exoplanet on this binary star system. The smaller star is not much different than the bigger star in size and class, the difference is just the distance. In this binary system, there are seasons where the day is so bright , beings living there had to be in the shadow constantly, and other time of the year, it feels like in a constant twilight for months due to the fact the planet can go far away from the focus of the orbit of the binary system and makes the stars further away. The civilization had to to face many obstacles to over come those natural challenges and insure their surviving.
The painting took more than 10 hours to finish, and maybe triple that time just staring and analyzing it.
The art work is heavily influenced by the places I usually hike near by my home on a regular basis, and where I observe the Sunset before I start stargazing.
More Exoplanet paintings will be featured soon. A set/sets of paintings might be done as well.