Original oil painting by Sarah Soward. Oil on canvas. 36x36 inches, unframed. The canvas is stretched on 1.5 inch stretcher bars and is gallery wrapped.
Neptune is part of the Stellae Errantes (Wandering Stars) series. The painting is inspired by images of the Roman god Neptune riding the ocean in his chariot. Here, the horses are full-on seahorses and the deity is represented by an African elephant. The colors in the painting are informed by NASA's photos of the planet.