Saturday, November 30, 2013

                                       Spray painted rabbit by SKETCHYNYC 2013

24" x 36" canvas



Monday, November 25, 2013

Gardega Studios Murals





I have had a client for over 6 years and we have done two homes for him. It is best to keep your good clients happy. We are almost done with his second home after a few year on and off. I will post the final photos next week. Quite a journey.. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa

The sun is set to “flip upside down” within weeks as its magnetic field reverses polarity in an event that will send ripple effects throughout the solar system.
Although it may sound like a catastrophic occurrence, there’s no need to run for cover. The sun switches its polarity, flipping its magnetic north and south, once every eleven years through an internal mechanism about which little is understood.
The swap could however cause intergalactic weather fronts such as geomagnetic storms, which can interfere with satellites and cause radio blackouts.
Nasa said in August that the change would happen in three to four months time, but it is impossible to give a more specific date. Scientist won’t know for around another three weeks whether the flip is complete.
The impact of the transfer will be widespread as the sun’s magnetic field exerts influence well beyond Pluto, past Nasa's Voyager probes positioned near the edge of interstellar space.
The event will be watched closely by researchers at Stanford University’s Wilcox Solar Observatory, which monitors the sun's magnetic field on a daily basis.
Todd Hoeksema, director of the Wilcox Solar Observatory, said the polarity change is built up throughout the eleven year cycle through areas of intense magnetic activity known as sunspots which gradually move towards the poles, eroding the existing opposite polarity.
Eventually, the magnetic field reduces to zero, before rebounding with the opposite polarity. “It's kind of like a tide coming in or going out,” Hoeksema said. “Each little wave brings a little more water in, and eventually you get to the full reversal.”
One of the most noticeable effect on Earth will be a boost in the occurrence, range and visibility of auroras - the Northern Lights. “It’s not a catastrophic event, it’s a large scale event that has some real implications, but its not something we need to worry about,” added Hoeksema.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

On the easel(s)... I now paint on two easels as it saves me time.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Murals NYC by Gardega


I painted this for a restaurant in Briarcliff, NY. The owners wanted it to be aged like the old hand painted signs on buildings in NYC. The painting is divided by a wall,hence the black line.



ART WITH GARDEGA: COLLAGE AS THERAPY

I was never a huge fan of collage as I thought it a place for people who cannot draw but liked to use scissors and glue. As time went on...