Monday, January 29, 2018

Birthing a Satellite

Below are G.W.'s notes for changes he considered making in this painting.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Launch 2

Below is a photograph of the original painting. It has some damage in 
the center that i tried to fix in the above version.

Friday, January 5, 2018


More of the deep "Welker blue" illumining a rocket's wake...

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Space Wheels

The note on the original reads:
"Generation Space Ship" in VOYAGE THROUGH THE UNIVERSE
Time/Life Books

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Distant Lonely Satellite

Top is a cropped image (i filled in some black around the edges), bottom is a photograph of the original painting.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Space Laser Fires on City...

Cover Illustration for War God by Patrick F. Rogers, published in October 1990, depicting the future threat of a "Directed Energy Weapon" attacking earth from space. Nobody made more effective use of the color blue than G. Welker.

You can find the book here: War God at
Gaylord's note on the lower left reads: "SF cover- Huge space laser fires on hapless city…"
The note reads: "Cover painting for the novel WAR GOD published by Kensington Press.
Painted in acrylics, the original size is 19" by 26".
The lower satellite is based upon published technical drawings, but the embellishments are mine.
-Gaylord Welker"