This is a
digital hybrid of two different versions of the same painting.
Originally it showed the comets minus the limb of the huge planet in
the background. For some reason I later painted out the wispy comets,
leaving only the two solid ones, and added the background planet to
represent chunks of the
disrupted Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 as they approached their collision
with Jupiter. I eventually missed the wispy streamers of the other
comets, but there was no bringing them back!
realized I could use a photograph of the old version to make a new
version which preserves (I hope) the best features of both. Buy a print