This painting was inspired by one of the photos taken by the Hubble telescope. Upon completion of the painting I was aware that the image of an angel had shone through the paint. Several other viewers see the image of a wise old man or sage. I am currently working on a series in oils of other nebulae.
The Swan Nebula is a region of star formation located some 420 million light years away toward the constellation Draco. Star formation is either still ongoing in this nebula, or else has ceased very recently.
To view the incredible images that the Hubble has taken of Nebula, please go to Hubble Images on the internet. You will see the Swan Nebula in photography which I used as my inspiration.
The inconceivable size and grandeur of...
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Barbara McMahon is an artist that paints and photographs the beauty, the humanity and the unseen moments on this planet with a passion that is deeply rooted within her psyche. From an early age, Barbara felt and saw what seemed unnoticed by others. Usually inspired by something she has witnessed in nature or by the emotions evoked by music or human and animal connection, Barbara is compelled to capture that scene with a passion and desire to share with as many people as possible.
Barbara paints in watercolour, oil and acrylic to portray her visions, but of...
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