The Eagle Nebula is based on a NASA photo that shows a vertical image. But I see the eagle when I place the image horizontally, and that is how I painted it. I am in love with the motion. As in all the nebula series I get the joy of free, abstract brushstrokes within a realist context. The Eagle Nebula is in the constellation Serpens, a young, open cluster of a few thousand stars that were formed from a giant molecular cloud. They are still loosely bound to each other by gravitation, and active star formation is still going on.
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.