My first glow in the dark painting from 2011/2012, The southern Cross and pointer stars


There's a first time for everything, this was the first glow in the dark painting I photographed. It was the Southern Cross and the pointer stars.

I painted it tacked onto the wall in my lounge and photographed it in the laundry as that was the easiest room to blackout the window. It was a rental but I painted three star ceilings in that house. I think they were painted over when the house was fixed after the Christchurch earthquake. I imagine there's quite a lot of glow paint still there though, you think you're being careful with it until the lights go out and then you see you've dropped it nearly everywhere and somehow splashed it all over the walls. 

Every one of the stars in the Southern Cross poster is astronomically correct. I used to paint astronomically correct glow in the dark ceilings in customers bedrooms also. It took around four or five hours and was exhausting. I loved my time doing those murals though! I can see Orion, (upside down as it is in New Zealand) and Taurus in the bottom photo. I really loved the small details!

Esther Iranyi glow in the dark artist 2011
Esther Iranyi glow in the dark artist 2012

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