A client of mine mentioned she loved stars. She had recently purchased an 8"x8" wood panel painting that resembled a 9 pointed star, named "Perfection and Unity." My client said she'd like to have another 8"x8" size and loved stars so, I painted some.
From my limited, visual perspective of the night sky, there is no texture like I've included in my paintings. But in reality, a star is full of texture and brilliance! It's a ball of melted metals, minerals, stone, crystals, fire, and vapor. I enjoyed creating these stars, texture and all!
When I thought about what to name them, I sought the assistance of the internet. I had just read an article about Betelgeuse dimming in our night sky, so I started with the constellation, Orion. I love this constellation! Walking at night, here in Colorado... "Orion, the Hunter" is almost always visible in the sky. The internet images are quite stunning of this constellation and even more so when one selects the individual stars of Orion to see what type of images satellites and renditions portray. I saw similarities in some of the images and chose names for my stars based off these images. I was surprised and amazed at some of the similarities!
So, here are 6 of the many starts in Orion. My client decided to purchase all 6 stars! I had a lot of fun bringing these into expression. I look forward to painting more!
Betelgeuse, is the right shoulder of Orion, the Hunter.
On the belt of Orion, 3 of the stars... Alnitak Alnilam Mintaka