This Planet Painting Blends Nine Planets into One

By: Angela Rajic - Published: Feb 15, 2014 • References: suite3d and io9
Artist Steve Gildea created this planet painting that combined all nine planets into one.The oil painting was designed in vertical stripes, one for each planet depicted. Each strip on the painting shows the surface of the planet, including the stormy, gaseous swirls of Jupiter, the gray rockiness of Pluto to sea-and-ground blend of our own Earth.

This Planet Painting shows how different each planet in out solar system is in terms of color, texture and matter. Some planets or gaseous while others are solid. The iron on Mars make it look red, while Neptune is a bright blue green. The strips of each planet are group together to create a painting of large planet with all of the different textures and colors mixed together to show contrast.