Pluto from Charon

This is a hybrid of an acrylic painting with digital elements.  It was my first artistic representation of the icy little former planet. Thanks to New Horizons, we now know Pluto doesn't really look like that. The imaginary foreground landscape of its moon Charon is partially based on a photograph of the frozen surface of Lake Michigan taken by my friend Tom Polakis.

Image copyright by Joe Bergeron.