The UNIVERSE series

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A series of paintings that explore the random nature of action painting, combining this technique with careful and detailed work,to produce paintings that may remind us of the wonderful images taken with the Hubble space telescope. Looking out to the farthest regions of space, we see the starfields and distant galaxies, past our own solar system, into the far distant past and this can remind us of the beautiful omniverse we all live in.These paintings are not copies of any photograph, but draw their inspiration from a number of images from Nasa and others.
 
images can be clicked for an expanded view.
 

the evolution of the work ' Black Hole 1'
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this is underneath the 'finish'

BLACK HOLE 1 . The finished work.
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acrylic paint on Illustration board A2

Detail 1
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bottom left corner

evolution of the work
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Detail 2
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The 'HOLE' in the stars

The very beginning of ' Black Hole 1 '
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under the finished work

Universe 4
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in progress
Starburst1 in progress
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UNIVERSE 1
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Acrylic paint on Illustration board A3

Detail 1
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Starburst1.
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The finished piece....only 20" x 16"

Starburst1 in progress
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Crossed Galaxies
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Finished work only 20" x 16". Acrylic on canvas

Crossed Galaxies in progress
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Paint is dripped and splashed onto the canvas, sometimes the paint is thrown, physically ejected from the brush in a 'random' manner.
The splashes are then manipulated and tinted and some details carefully added. 

evolution detail
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