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Cloudy Nights (Painting)

This painting started in March 2013. It was inspired from the days when I was hunting for comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS).

Cloudy Nights by Ahmad Alromeadheen.

The painting also takes inspiration from the many evenings and nights I was stargazing from Rocky Peak at Simi Valley, California. The observatory was inspired from few real life ones like the one In Kuwait (Al Aujairy Observatory), and the one in Mt. Wilson California (Mount Wilson observatory).

In a way, this painting can be cross over reference of the night sky from location I visited in the Arabic Peninsula and the West states of U.S.A.

This work is a fantasy view of the night sky. Usually observatories don’t have the lights on at this level of brightness, unless if there is a maintenance of some sort, upgrade in the system, or special event.

The colors of the clouds and the Starry nights are a work of fiction. Although the clouds can have these colors in real life, and the night sky background can have this view of the stars, the two views normally can’t occur at the same time. The colors of the clouds indicate that the time of the day is either an evening or dawn where the stars is not fully visible, or not at this number of abundance.

However, the observer can retain this imagery of one night in their mind.

The painting also show a general frustration of the weather when an observer or observers try to see an event in the sky where the clouds can block the view.

Still, the clouds can and always paint the sky with their own beauty.

The painting took many hours to complete, and easily exceeded more than 20 hours of work since 2013 until tonight April 18th/19th 2017.

Enjoy.

April 18th/19th, 2017

-Ahmad

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If you are interested to see the images taken of the Comet in 2013 by the author,

visit the links below:

 

 

Stellar Sails (Painting)

A group of vessels wandering the galactic sea with different proposes. Few of those ship operators are in search for a specific expected goal, few others are in search for the unknown, and fewer are enjoying the ride.

Stellar Sails

The painting started in 2014. It took many sessions to progress that year, and many days abandoned. I came back to it this year 2017 to add the final touches.

A cumulative of 6 to 8 hours to complete if you don’t count the many hours spent staring at it before deciding to stop adding more brush strokes.

-Ahmad

April-14-2017

Kuwait

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse February 10th/11th 2017

Although it wasn’t total, the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse put a great show from south west Asia from Kuwait perspective.

This is arguably the most prominent Lunar eclipse in 2017 for much of the world. Australia and the oceanic region not as lucky for this one.

An image was taken from Kuwait after the Moon enter Earth’s penumbra. the image was taken around 4:00 am local time or 1:00 UTC February 11th 2017.

February 11th 2017 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The temperature was around 11 Celsius degree (52 Fahrenheit degree) and the winds were 13~14 kph NNW (8 mph). Humidity at 64%  with pressure of 1016 hPa. Visibility was 9 km (~5.5 miles).

Light pollution at the town did have a major impact on the Moon, but prevented any comfortable observation of the comet comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova.

Jupiter was above the southern horizon above the star Spica. The four satellites of Jupiter were all visible with very simple modest optics such is the camera lens zoom. Io and Ganymede were on the right and Europa, Callisto on the left.

Jupiter and Spica

 This is it for this entry…

Enjoy!

Kuwait

Feb-11th – 2017

-Ahmad

 

 

Snow Moon 2017 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

This is a quick reminder of tonight’s Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. The Phenomena will be visible Most of Asia, All of Africa, and All of South America, and nearly all of North America. It was calculated from sources to be around 10 Feb 2017, 22:34:14 UTC.

Snow Moon, Full Moon of 10 February 2017. Nearly 6~5 hours before the Eclipse.

It was taken from Al Qurain, Kuwait. with temperature of 14 Celsius degree with wind of SSW wind of 8 kph  (~58 Fahrenheit degree, 5 mph) and humidity of 56%.

Enjoy the Moon and the Comet right after this early morning in dawn and the couple next morning as well if you are privilege with a dark site. Regardless the location, it is worth trying looking for.

Enjoy,

Feb-10th – 2017

-Ahmad

Update: Here is the post of the event that contain a couple of images Penumbral Lunar Eclipse February 10th/11th 2017

 

 

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

Trillions

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Trillions

I started this space painting on fall 2009. The background took nearly more than 10 hours to complete, and I couldn’t fill the foreground for 5 years. Recently though, I had no lack of muse, and the painting simply called me to finish it, and the foreground just jumped from my mind to the canvas for 5 hours strait. I don’t feel like the painting is complete, but most artist never feel that their work is ever completed, so here it is, Trillions.

The space painting Trillions is inspired by my love, the desert, the Sierra, and many thousands hours of stargazing.

June 2014

-Ahmed

 

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