Circumnavigation of the Moon III – Triumphant Return

Circumnavigation of the Moon III - Triumphant Return

Circumnavigation of the Moon III – Triumphant Return

A team of adventurers makes a triumphant return home after becoming the first humans to circumnavigate the Moon. In contrast to painting one, where the expedition are leaving from an equatorial base, here we see them arriving back after a polar circumnavigation.

This is the third in a series of three paintings that portrays this future expedition. View the first and second paintings.

Copyright status : Earth and Space Foundation

About the Artist

Andrew Cameron Stewartis a freelance artist with experience in general graphics and advertising, including posters, video covers, book covers and technical drawing. His particular skills and passion are in high-quality airbrush work.

When he starts a new painting, he sprays the canvas jet black and then draws the design of the painting in white with three or four different airbrushes. Next, he puts in the very bright colors, highlights and shadows. When satisfied, he finishes the work with a protective varnish giving the painting a matt finish.

He has had a lifelong interest in astronomy, fantasy and science fiction. He especially likes space art because it allows him to go anywhere in his mind, opening new doors to the visual imagination. Painting allows him to synthesize everything he knows from science nature.

Like many space artists, he was influenced as a teenager by the old master of space art, Chester Bonestell, the images that appeared in Astronomy magazine, and books such as Conquest of Space.

All images in the Foundation’s collection are copyright to the artists or the Foundation. Reproduction of these images is not allowed without permission (in some cases permission for reproduction can be obtained directly from the artists who maintain reproduction copyright). These images are low resolution versions of the originals.