Abstract cosmos painting

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black and white cosmos abstract art painting
Acrylic on canvas, 16x20"

The painting is on a stretched canvas, painted round the sides, with a string on the back, so it is ready to hang as it is, or can be framed if you prefer.

When Worcester Society of Artists decided to have a meeting where the theme was 'The Cosmos' an image came into my head for a painting. I remembered an art technique from childhood, where you scribble on a piece of paper and then colour the shapes formed in different colours. I wanted to do it with a bit more control though, so that the position of my biggest shapes, to be filled in with white to look like bright points of light, was carefully planned. I also used a kind of rule for what colour to use for each shape because I wanted gradually darker shades from the bright points outwards to the darkest shades round the edges. I was visualising the night sky and thinking about how the stars and planets constantly move, so I didn't paint them spherical as though they were static, but in warped ovals instead. I was also thinking about how the sky might look random, like a scribble on a piece of paper, but that it probably is not because of the universe following rules of physics, where everything interconnects and has an impact on each other. So I wanted my 'scribbled' lines to all join up with each other.