Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fred Erichsen RIP


One of my best friends in High school, Fred Erichsen passed away not too long ago from a random heart attack. Great guy with a great family. I stole a photo from Facebook that his wife had said was her fav. photo and painted it as a gift for his family. One never knows when your time is due to be up in this world that is why you must try to enjoy the little moments of life. Out of my group of about 6 friends from High school, three have passed on, quite strange. I think I was the most reckless of the lot so now I just try to be a good healthy man and be thankful for life.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

BOTTICELLI COMES TO BOSTON

THE GREAT SANDRO BOTTICELLI WILL VISIT THE BOSTON MUSEUM IN APRIL AND I WILL BE THERE!

I will get to see the Birth of Venus in person, I somehow missed it at the Uffizi.


http://www.mfa.org/programs/visiting-masterpieces-botticelli

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

OLD MASTER COPIES BY GARDEGA


My studio can copy any painting for you from any period Leonardo to Modigliani. I spent my entire life copying old masters etc to learn to paint, One good copy of a complex Leonardo will teach you more two years in an art college.

inquiries: alexgardega@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

MUNCH!!

                                              SELF PORTRAIT WITH SKELETON ARM

A FASCINATING MAN, I AM TOO LAZY TO WRITE UP MY OWN BIO SO START WITH THE WIKIPEDIA PAGE. I SPENT TIME IN NORWAY PAINTING WITH ODD NERDRUM SO I GAINED AN AFFINITY FOR NORWEGIAN ARTISTS (ESPECIALLY SOME OF THE LESSER KNOWN ONES) MUNCH IS PERHAPS THE BEST KNOWN NORWEGIAN ARTIST, THE SECOND I WOULD SAY IS ODD NERDRUM.

Monday, February 6, 2017

ARTISTS IN THEIR STUDIOS



                                                 CAN YOU NAME THESE ARTISTS?

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Saint Rocco Painting


Work in progress, Saint Rocco. I had to pull the mural off the wall to handle some ceiling renovations so it is now on a table. It is too large to fit on even the largest plywood sheet so I have to work on it in two phases. There is a lot of times when it is better for me to work flat on a table instead of vertically, especially if lettering is involved. I am convinced that all artists who have had to include lettering laid it down flat on a table. Lettering on an easel is near impossible. My goal is to finish the entire painting of piece tomorrow and then install ASAP.

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...