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.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Gardega paints own apartment...


This is the entry door to my shoebox NYC apt... notice the ugly peep-hole box, mid- door.



These are two views from the Metropolitan Museum, I call the Met my "Living Room" I decided to
to combine these two views and transform my entry way to expand my space. 

Here is the beginning stage, notice the peep-hole box is going to be the "light" from the last room in the Met Photos. It will be few days of work...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Painting with Gardega


I will be teaching a painting class in NYC at Comic Strip Live, (Upper East Side) on Sunday April 23rd at 1pm. Wine, Mimosas, Cheese and Me. Here is the phone for info. 

212 861 9386


Photo by Gardega


5th ave. NYC...IPAD

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