Murals by Ludwig

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Mural of Hyades and Pleiades commissioned by Youngstown State University Physics and Astronomy Dept for Ward-Beecher Planetarium, facilitated by Richard Pirko & Doug Fowler

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Murals by Ludwig

  1. 1. Astronomical mural painting at Ward Beecher Planetarium
  2. 2. planning with Rick Pirko after getting commission from physics & astronomy dept. photo by Planetarium
  3. 3. painting between the cinder blocks photo by Planetarium
  4. 4. dark blue at first
  5. 5. settling on black
  6. 6. Using overhead projector for star map acetates
  7. 7. Hyades
  8. 8. Pleiades
  9. 10. Hyades drew the grid
  10. 11. chalk & coloured pencil used to draw grid & stars
  11. 12. Area between Hyades and Pleiades
  12. 13. Pleiades acetate transparencies used to project the gridded star maps from the Uranometria
  13. 14. Pleiades
  14. 15. Pleiades
  15. 16. figuring out the colours
  16. 17. determining colours
  17. 18. Lots of references, depended heavily on Burnham’s Celestial Handbook descriptive text and photos
  18. 19. Hyades
  19. 20. Hyades
  20. 21. Hyades Aldebaran
  21. 22. area between the Hyades and the Pleiades
  22. 23. Pleiades
  23. 24. Pleiades
  24. 25. Pleiades
  25. 26. Pleiades
  26. 27. reference photos & charts for the Pleiades
  27. 28. Pleiades acrylic paints
  28. 29. Pleiades
  29. 30. Pleiades
  30. 31. Pleiades
  31. 32. Pleiades
  32. 33. Stormbird Studio fine art, illustration, and private commissions www.dianaludwig.com
  33. 34. for Rick

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