All posts by Diana Battefeld

  • Painting of the Week

    Black Hole Jet

    Diana P. Battefeld, Genie, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After a composite image NASA/CXC/CfA D.Evans et al, NASA/STScI, STFC/JBO/MERLIN. This painting depicts a jet from a black hole at the center of a galaxy striking the edge of another galaxy, which deflects it. This false color image combines X-rays (purple), optical and ultraviolet (red and orange) …

  • Painting of the Week

    Time Machine

    Diana P. Battefeld, Time Machine, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After an image of the gravitationally lensed galaxy SDP.81. Credit: ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ); B. Saxton NRAO/AUI/NSF; NASA/ESA Hubble, T. Hunter (NRAO). The path light takes is influenced by matter, similar to the orbits of planets around the sun. If light passes a heavy object, its path is …

  • Painting of the Week

    Dandelion

    Diana Battefeld, Dandelion, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After the Planetary nebula NGC 2392 also known as the Eskimo Nebula. NGC 2392 was originally discovered by William Herschel in 1787 and was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 in 2000. It is located within our galaxy 5 000 light years …

  • The Creative Process

    Dandelion

    In this part of the blog I will explain in detail the decisions I take, the techniques, the colors and type of brushes I use to make the paintings from the very beginning so that if you decide to start painting on your own, you can use this as a guide. Painting astronomical objects in …

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