Friday, June 17, 2022

Astronaut Sketch


Astronaut at the hatch door, oil on board.

This was a small, unused concept sketch for a science fiction paperback cover called "Steps of the Sun" by Walter Tevis, 1985. 

Summary of the book's plot from Ebay: "In a world where America’s power is rapidly being overshadowed by China’s, only one man has the wealth, resources, and courage to seek the mineral resources his country needs to reclaim its greatness. Ben Belson, the richest man in the world, lacks for nothing his wealth can buy -- but he is haunted by the memory of a barren and loveless childhood. When he travels to the stars in search of the mineral wealth America needs, he finds more than he bargains for -- and gets more than he ever believed was possible."


Paul Sullivan said...

James—I think this painting is very powerful. If you are interested in doing something more with this I would urge you to do so. It says a lot as powerful fine art. Paul

Guenevere Schwien said...

I love the colors and the texture on the ship!