Artist Captures the Magic of the Cosmos in Visually Textured Watercolor Paintings

Solar System Watercolor Paintings by Amanda C. Marino

Inspired by the wonders of the night sky, Brazilian artist Amanda C. Marino creates beautiful watercolor paintings of the moon, stars, and the planets of our solar system. Swirling galaxies are rendered in delicate watercolor washes and dappled white pigment, while alien worlds and lunar craters are detailed in a myriad of cosmic hues.

Many of Marino’s realistic planet paintings feature carefully painted details, highlighting their rocky or gassy surfaces. Other, more surreal works explore the similarities between space and the sea—Majestic whales are depicted gliding through glittering celestial skies and jellyfish float through deep space. “My paintings […] often erase the lines between the real and unreal; the known and the unknown,” reveals Marino. “I believe in art that tells a story and I hope to share a little bit about my story through [my work].”

You can see more of Marino’s cosmos-inspired paintings on Instagram.

Brazilian artist Amanda C. Marino creates beautiful watercolor paintings of the moon, stars, and the planets of our solar system.

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Each delicate artwork captures the magic of the night sky.

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Amanda C. Marino.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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