Size: 18″ x 24″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: Tracks left behind by one of the land rovers on the surface of Mars and one of its two small moons visible in the sky.
SOLD: This Martian landscape painting was a commission and was sold to an art collector in Japan.
This painting is a commission painting depicting the tracks left behind by one of the land rovers on the Martian landscape. It is one of two custom paintings commissioned by an art collector in Japan. The other painting is called “First Footprint on the Moon.”
My client did not want the actual land rover in his painting; he just wanted the tracks left behind on the “red planet” by the robot vehicles. So I had to do some research on this subject before I could compose this painting. So I looked at many NASA photographs of Mars and the two now-famous land rovers before starting this painting. I needed to get a sense of the landscape and study the land rovers’ wheels to understand how their tracks were made as they moved across the dusty terrain. My client was very pleased when he saw his painting for the first time.
NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER) is an ongoing robotic space mission that began in 2003 with they sent two land rovers to explore the Martian surface and geology. Read more about NASA’s Mars land rover expeditions.
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