“SpaceScape” is a space “landscape” Max did inspired by Lana Del Rey’s “Love.” It also draws inspiration from space paintings of the late ’60’s. Max, determined to try Gouache, used Gouache for the first time for this painting. He loved how the details in the sky came out.
Before painting, Max took several photos in Runyon Canyon Park for inspiration. He then used one of his photos as the painting’s setting. In the painting, an astronaut is setting the American flag at Runyon Canyon Park. This is similar to Neil Armstrong’s placing the American Flag when he first landed on the moon in 1969. The Astronaut is surrounded by the LA Mountains, sand, and shrubs. In the background is a galactic, multicolored sky. A large, faded moon is on the right of the painting, rising from behind the shrubs and mountains. Saturn is on the top right, right over the LA mountains. Between the moon and Saturn is the Death Star from the “Star Wars” trilogy. He then sprinkled the sky with white watercolor to create “stars.”
12×18 Watercolor Paper
Gouache, Watercolor Pencils