The Carina Nebula, in the Carina constellation, is also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, or NGC 3372. It surrounds several open clusters of stars including two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy. It is from 6,500 to 10,000 light years from our own Earth.When I decided to paint it, based on a portion of a NASA photograph, I was attracted to the colors and shapes, but as I painted it I felt the overwhelming chaotic energy it generates.
The painting is 16 inches high by 20 inches wide, acrylic on stretched canvas, on heavy duty stretchers, with painted sides. A frame is not necessary.
The painting is signed and dated on the back. I send a letter of provenance which increases the value of the work. All my artwork is copyrighted by Eleanor Gilpatrick. Copyright is nontransferable through the purchase of artwork.
Hello!! I am a contemporary realist painter of landscapes, people, still lifes, and abstracts that reflect my love of beauty and the way I see the world. Some paintings deal with peace issues; some are about Climate Change; many have edgy compositions. I never sell prints of my artwork. So, see my descriptions to find out about each piece. Please write to me if you have any questions.