Artist Randall Marmet’ lists among his painting inspirations, the NASA space program and a tour he took as a child of Cape Canaveral (aka Kennedy Space Center) to view the 363 feet tall Saturn 5 rockets. As well as celestial inspirations, such as his first viewing of the Southern Cross in Key West Florida from a boat on night waters. And again, seeing the Southern Cross constellation years later, on a trip to Tahiti in the South Pacific– where it is much more clearly visible in the night sky from the secluded atolls of Polynesia.
Russell Marmet’ wrote of his painting titled The Outpost —
“While I was painting this, I imagined a colony of humans on another planet far from this place that sends someone here to what they refer to as ‘The Outpost’, a vantage point on the perimeter of the colony’s space domain. There is always an abundance of volunteers that want to visit The Outpost because of the view of the moon and nebulae where new space creations emerge. The beauty and serenity of The Outpost is spellbinding. Let your mind wander to visit this special place and restate tranquility in your mind that you didn’t know could be attained.”
The painting consists of three canvases with a total dimension of 24 x 60 inches ( 1 canvas 24 x 36 x 1 3/8 inches deep, and 2 canvases 12 x 24 x 1 3/8 inches deep), all three hand-stretched gallery quality canvas. This is an original acrylic fine art painting, hand-painted and clear coated with archival fine art varnish for protection against dust and abrasion. The painting extends around the edges providing a very elegant look with no need for framing. Ready to hang and enjoy! Created in 2014. To acquire this painting click here.
Note: This painting is best viewed with lighting because of the dark field background. Track lighting is the most flexible way to light art. Daylight bulbs are best. Also, the clear coated matte finish archival fine art varnish enhances the depth of color and reduces glare.
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