Monday, September 28, 2015

Old Master Copy By Gardega: Virgin On The Rocks

I am currently completing a full scale copy of Leonardo's Virgin on The rocks for a church. It is a lot of work, yet a labor of love. When it is completeI will discuss the painting and the process in detail.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Vermeer Mural by Gardega

I was commissioned to paint this in a jewelry store in Palm Beach Florida recently. (The box in the lower middle is a window into the other room.) It is a copy of Vermeer's Girl Reading a Letter. I had to take some compositional liberties. Oil on wall.


Old Master Copies: Battle Of Anghiari by Gardega


Here is my third and final Battle of Anghiari commission. This painting exists only in a sketch by Rubens after Leonardo's original. I really enjoyed learning as much as I could about this piece but I think a third time is a charm. I can probably draw 85% of it by memory now. I am going to give that a go.



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