Jacob Leick astronomic art

Welcome to my gallery of art. I create oil paintings based off of real images from telescopes. This painting is based off of a supernova named cygnus loop. It's an oil painting on canvas. I combine several painting techniques and movements to create my work. I utilize the contrast of chiaroscuro and the blending of sfumato to create a harmonious trio of light, color and movement. Embracing expressionism I paint with my hands, literally pushing the paint around the canvas. I use several layering techniques to convey an impressionistic relationship between light and color.

Please check back soon for a gallery to see a larger sampling of my art.