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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.






Paintings header_013Trillions Space Painting



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



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