Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ceiling Mural by Gardega

I am working around the clock on a ceiling for Harley's BBQ restaurant in Harlem NYC. I have painted many, many ceiling murals so my muscles/ neck dont really hurt like they used to. I decided to base the mural layout on the spokes of the wheel chandelier in center. There will be a total of eight sections the first is Texas. Also there will be the West indies, New Orleans, Kansas city..all BBQ "HUBS" . I love BBQ and I love painting so this is a great job. Unfortunately I work overnights on it from 1:30 Am to 5:30 or 6:00 on it so I dont get to eat the BBQ as the kitchen is closed.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Update by Gardega

I have been very busy on many fronts. I  was in Texas helping a church open an art gallery. Ill post some pics of this later. I am currently painting a ceiling mural (overnights) in a restaurant in Harlem called Harley's. Its quite a feat because it will be my first ceiling mural on "tins" when this is done I have to hit the easel around the clock for an art show in Fort Worth Texas. Working overnights is strange to adjust. I arrive at 1:30am and leave about 5:30am.  I cannot sleep during day so I go straight to work in art studio, then I sleep from 7pm to about 11 or 12. I recently worked 24.5 hours straight and that was a record for me. The mural will be done before valentines day. Very complex to work around speakers and lights etc. I will post progress.

 I have finally started a website for my sales section of my art. my main website is still

my side project has done very well and it was a ton of work but a labor of love. Thee cards came out very nice. here is the Brooklyn card..the first set has the five boroughs.
  back to work..

Alice in Winter Watercolor

12  x 16 inches on arches paper to purchase