Saturday, July 30, 2016

Portraits by Gardega

I was commissioned to paint a portrait of someones teen playing lacrosse. The important thing with any piece is to stay interested, you need to find something to keep you interested or your work will feel flat. Here I tried to focus on energy and a "height of the moment" dynamic. I really enjoyed this piece even though I am not a big sports guy. If you ever just "walk through" a painting and go through the motions, it will never work. you must invest yourself in any piece you paint.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Ocean painting by Gardega

Working out my second ocean piece.  I lean toward stormy skies and seas by nature but occasional I dont mind a mid-day sunshine.                                                    

Ocean by Gardega

Palm Beach 

I am working on ocean paintings for a show in palm beach for late august...

2' x 4'

oil on canvas

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Teaching a class in Virginia. I was exhausted from murals in NY and Florida but her smile made the class worthwhile. It is really a warm feeling to teach people art.


words to live by