The Heart of the Eagle Nebula (for Skip Vasquez)
I painted this when I was staying at Skip's place, surrounded and inspired by her glorious stained glass art. It's of course based on the famous Hubble Space Telescope photo of titanic pillars of cosmic dust sprouting embryonic stars. It's psychedelic in its way; the whole prismatic range of color is there, but it's a nocturne, a rare psychedelic nocturne. This photo doesn't do justice to the lush juicy glazes and dusty oranges.