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Moons of Jupiter: Redux

I just got an email from a customer I created some commissioned artwork for.  He contacted me a couple of months ago about a set of 4 paintings I’d done, titled “Moons of Jupiter”, which I had already sold.  I suggested I could paint something similar for him.  I was quite happy with how they turned out, and today he emailed me a picture of how they look framed together on the wall:

Moons of Jupiter - watercolor paintings by Kirsten Bailey

If your favourite painting is one that is already sold, let me know and I’ll paint something similar, just for you!

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Art Meets Science

Those who know me know that I have an interest in science.  I believe it’s the most under-taught subject in the primary school curriculum, and I think that’s because a lot of people (and teachers) either don’t understand it and therefore are not confident teaching it, or they simply think it’s boring.

One of my favourite things to do is paint science-inspired art.  I think if people can see that science is interesting and beautiful, it’s got to be a step in the right direction.

With that in mind, I painted this yesterday:

Painted on two sheets of watercolour paper (each one measures 25cm x 35cm), it is inspired by the planets of our solar system.  Poor Pluto isn’t included because it’s no longer a planet.

I really enjoyed painting this – it reminded me of looking through my neighbour’s telescope when I was a kid and seeing jupiter for the first time.

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Moons of Jupiter – New Series

I would like to share with you a new series I have been working on – “Moons of Jupiter”.

This is a set of 4 watercolour paintings based on the 4 Gallilean moons of Jupiter – Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.


"Moons of Jupiter - Io"


"moons of Jupiter - Europa"


"Moons of Jupiter - Ganymede"
"Moons of Jupiter - Ganymede"


"Moons of Jupiter - Callisto" watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey
"Moons of Jupiter - Callisto"

These paintings have been framed, and are $100 each, or $300 for the whole set.

What the "Moons of Jupiter" watercolours look like framed
"Moons of Jupiter" series in frames