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Naomi Horton | “Amethyst Sky”

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This painting displays the beautiful Milky Way sky. I originally shot my reference photo of my kayak on a river in the middle of daytime but I wanted to display not only my memory of that great camping adventure, but also my love for our Milky Way. On the bottom of the painting I used a color mixing technique to create "Chromatic black" for the silhouette of trees and hills. I also used wet paint and an old paint brush as to create the beautiful stars and a sponge to create the Milky Way's star dust.