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Nebula Greeting Card featuring the painting Swan Nebula by Barbara McMahon

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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Very beautiful work!

One of your peers nominated this image in the 1000 views Groups nominated images by your fellow artist in the Special Features #6 promotion discussion. Please visit and pass on the love to another artist.

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Christopher for passing on the nomination.

Superb and stunning work! L/F

Congratulation.....your wonderful work has been featured in the 1000 Views on 1 Image Group l/f/p

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Christopher!

Love the colors

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Lynn!

Love this!

Very striking abstract of motion and color! L

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Jennie!

Lovely! lf

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Michele!

Congratulations Swan! Your lovely artwork was one of the winners of the Out Of Body contest. So glad to give you that message. Thank you so much for your contribution!

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Sybil! What a nice surprise to hear Swan Nebula placed in the Out of Body contest. I appreciate eveyone's support!

Love this work; the colors, the flow, the sparkles of light!

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Sybil for your kind comment!

Beautiful creation Barbara and love your description. I also love the Hubble telescope images and your interpretation is awesome.

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Michele for your lovely comment!

Very cool artwork, wonderful colors!

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you so much Nick! I'm humbled to receive a comment from such a wonderful artist! :)

Mesmerizing to look at and such beautiful colors. L F P

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Bobbie for such a kind comment and your support!

Surprise & Congratulations!! Your photo has been featured on The Art Shoppe Cafe group homepage! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us! F/L

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Jacqueline for the feature in The Art Shoppe Cafe! What a nice surprise!

Beautiful painting, Barbara!!! Love the colors in this natural realistic abstract! L/F/G+

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you kindly Hanne for your lovely comment and great support!

Beautiful work. Liked

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Bhvinder for your kind comment!

This Nebula Painting Also Looks Like A Beautiful Flor. FV

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Rolando! I'm enjoying how everyone sees something different in this painting.

Amazing color palette..wowLF..

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you very much Jon! It's the artwork that seemed to paint itself.

just wonderful bright colors fantastic can look at this for a long time

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Sandra! I'm so pleased that this painting engages your interest. I actually have the original in my living room (couldn't part with it) and you're right....I find myself delving into the nooks and crannies of the image and am still discovering new ways of viewing it. Not sure if that's good or bad! :)


Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you very much Stuart!

Love those stunning colors.

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you very much Karen for your kind comment!

Beautiful colors and movement! Nice work, Barbara! And yes, I do see both the angel and wise man. Wow! fv :)

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you Darlene for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment!

Love this - fabulous flow and colors! PIF for WFS

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you very much Ellen!

Really like this painting Barbara, and like it best w/o the space ship as it leaves more to the imagination. Great job!

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you very much Michele for taking the time to comment! I too prefer this original version. The "space ship" version was a special order for a collector. Just proves how individual everyone's taste is....and it's all good!

This is beautiful! Love it!

Barbara McMahon replied:

Thank you so much Shere for your kind comment! I'm very pleased you like this piece.

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Artist's Description

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 these cosmic events portray an unparalleled beauty. Instead of feeling relatively small and insignificant as anyone contemplating the universe might, it makes me feel a part of something extraordinary. If you've always wondered what's beyond our earthl...

About Barbara McMahon

Barbara McMahon

Please use DISCOUNT CODE "HUBMEL" for 15% off artist proceeds through 06/30/2017. Offer does not include shipping or framing. 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 late has begun to capture the split second...

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