Monday, January 26, 2009

Orion, 10" x 13" - SOLD

Orion is my favorite constellation of the winter sky. As a kid I didn't know the meaning of the name, nor what it represented. All that mattered to me then, was that it was the easiest to recognize: three stars close together in a row, and bingo!

For this painting I use a photo of a field on Rt 80, South of Syracuse, taken a year ago during daylight. I changed the field's orientation from east to south, and the rest was observation.
I had to wait till we had a clear night to brave the cold several times in order to track the constellation's movements. This is Orion's position at 6:00PM.


Betsy said...

Adrianna beautiful nighttime sky!
Its has very clear feeling to it. keep it up!

Donna T said...

Neat! I don't think I've seen many paintings with stars as the subject. It might be kind of nice to do this same scene in the summer too - or would Orion be in a different place?

Cat-in-a-Box said...

A clear winter night, with stars and that nimbus along the treeline... I love all of your night scenes, but this one is tops!

Adriana Meiss said...

Betsy , Thank you!

Donna , Orion in summer? Do not remember ever seeing it then, so I googled it. Apparently it could be seen in summer, but only in August or September, very early in the morning (2:00AM). Anyway there are other nice constellations in summer!

Pam , I'm glad you like it. However, I'm sorry if this is going to disappoint you: the dark area in the sky is not a cloud. The horizon looks lighter simply because it's early evening.