“Orion in the Woods” is a landscape painting of a star filled sky, with Orion's Belt shining the brightest in it's vivid magenta and red constellation. A prominent asterism in the sky, Orion the Hunter is made up of the bright stars Alinilam, Alintak, and Mintaka, two of which are super giants.
I painted the Orion constellation as a vivid mixture of red, magenta and purple stardust amidst the Orion nebula. Important to many ancient civilizations, the Greek myth of Orion depicts a hunter in the sky with a shield, a raised arm, and a sword hanging from a starlit belt.
A grey owl flies into the painting from a starlit forest nearby. The owl is outlined with blue light to stand slightly apart from the rest of the painting, if you look for her.