Don Dixon's Astronomical Art Portfolio

Exoplanets and Star Travel
September 13 2016

  • 008-Antares-Five
    Hypothetical planet orbiting the red giant star. A white dwarf companion fills shadows with violet light. Oil on masonite, 1973.
  • 077-Interstellar-Probe
    a giant starship is assembled high above the moon ; acylic and gouache on illustration board, 1976
  • 081-Binary-Sun
    In this pre Star Wars painting, two suns blaze in the sky of a desert world. Tidal forces distort their shapes ; gouache on illustration board, 1976
  • 083-Colliding-Galaxies
    spiral galaxies herald the dawn on an imaginary planet ; acrylic and gouache on illustration board, 1985
  • 171-Barnards-Star
    Barnard's Star - 6 light years away, might serve as a dim orange sun for a family of planets
  • 174-Marching-Forest
    Marching Forest - on the imaginary planet Thraxisp, a forest grows in waves toward the source of its energy, the gas giant primary on the horizon.