This is a 40" x 30" Original Acrylic Painting entitled "Pillars of Creation: Eagle Nebula." Burtenshaw painted the image with permission from astronomers Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen at Arizona State University, who snapped the photo utilizing the Hubble Space Telescope. Bruce was fascinated with the image after immediately spotting many figures that are known to us all.
Upon a closer look, you will find images of a sleeping cat, the heads of a grand wizard, a dog, a camel and a snake (some see it as a lion's head), images of a ghost, another ghoul leaning on its elbow, a head with a goatee and a pair of glasses, and several ghoulish faces! All these images are clearly visible in the actual Hubble Space Telescope photograph!
Burtenshaw's technique of preparing a working surface for his acrylic paintings is very meticulous. He first takes a 1/8" thick Crescent hot-press archival panel made of acid-free 100% cotton that was designed to last hundreds of years, and he applies many thin coats of gesso (a compound of plaster of Paris and glue), sanding each coat perfectly smooth before applying the next coat.
Burtenshaw then mounts this panel onto a 1/8" thick Masonite harboard panel, which is backed by a frame made of 3/4" deep pieces of select pine. This painting's surface and its framework were built to endure the sands of time!
Mahalo for your interest in Bruce's paintings!
Pillars of Creation: Eagle Nebula - 40" x 30" Original Acrylic Painting
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