Thursday, April 27, 2017

McSorleys watercolor by gardega..


Almost done with this one. The light of McSorleys is truly a thing to behold.

Under major deadline, still trying to squeeze out a daily watercolor on top of it.

12 x 16 watercolor on arches 300 lb paper

to purchase

alexgardega@gmail.com

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Art with Gardega


Today I am teaching a painting class in NYC at Comic Strip Live, a comedy club. The place has quite a history, think Eddy Murphy discovered Chris Rock there...will post new watercolors for sale soon.

Monday, April 3, 2017

March Podcast just in time for April

https://soundcloud.com/user-165171133/march-podcast-just-in-time-for-april

Daily Watercolor By Gardega



12" x 16" Watercolor on Arches Paper

Central Park, The Mall. The mall is the only straight path in all of Central Park. It is also one of the largest grouping of American Elms in the United States. At the south end are the sculptures of writers and poets and it becomes a literary walk.

This painting has sold, if you would like to purchase a daily watercolor please contact me:

alexgardega@gmail.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

Central Park Watercolor by Gardega


I saw these two women in fur coats and umbrellas walking up towards The Met. It was the tail end of a big snowstorm. To the left is Central Park. I liked the way the reflected in the puddles in the sidewalk and I like to paint snow so it was a twofold reason I decided to paint this. I will next paint an oil version of this. The hardest thong with watercolor is not to over paint them. This one needed a lot of detail so that was a balancing act.

12 x 18 inches 

watercolor on Arches Paper

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Virgin on The Rocks By Gardega


I am working on a full scale copy of Leonardo's Virgin on the Rocks, This is the top portion. Aside from the face the rocks etc are 95% done. The final is 48" by 76" roughly. I am using the National Gallery version, not the Louvre version.I have spent COUNTLESS hours just completing the top portion...Very complex genius, he was...This is better than 4 years of art school as far as learning about art.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Tools of the trade

I do not have anything against computers or computer art I just happen to prefer the warmth of real paints and materials vs. bits and bytes. The down side of computers is that too many students are not learning to draw or pain and relying on digital "magic" it is important to learn your craft, unfortunately too few do today.

McSorleys watercolor by gardega..

Almost done with this one. The light of McSorleys is truly a thing to behold. Under major deadline, still trying to squeeze out a daily...