Saturday, May 25, 2013

Approaching a Swampy World

Just to change things up a bit, here's one of my more recent science-fiction space paintings.

View on approach to a warm, soggy world covered with shallow oceans and vast tidal estuaries. The world has little geological activity, and slow erosion has reduced the planet's land masses to swamps and low-lying hills. Vegetation covers the landscape beneath the perpetual fog banks and slow rolling, drizzly cloud formations. While rather hot and soggy, this planet is full of life and worthy of exploration.

Created in Photoshop Elements 10:

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mist and Storms in the Mountains

As summer approaches, thunderstorms roll through the mountains of Appalachia and drive a thick mist into the valleys before them. The warm sun illuminates the clouds as the cool winds pick up and the first drops of rain begin to fall.

Acrylic painting: 14" x 17"