Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Here is yet another look at Bill's as I move forward with this book project. I've got my 12 classic New York bars on the go as well as the other bars that have a more personal significance for me. It's starting to take shape but there is so much more to do. Onwards and upwards.


Terry Banderas said...

Stephen--Beautiful art.

What size are you doing your series of bars paintings?

Larry said...

Love the color on this one. The warm doors are so inviting against their cool surroundings.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Stephen
I have followed many of your sketches but I like this work very much.
Clever balance of colour and a terrific composition.
I look forward to seeing more in the series.
Best Regards

Chad Wallace said...

Great start Steve!

Sheila said...


Goauche? Great Good Golly Stephen! Love all the hues of blue. Wonderful.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Beautiful, Steve!

Stephen Gardner said...

Terry- thanks so much, I'm doing this series on board, they are 10x15 inches.

Larry- thanks, the bar itself is very inviting.

Trevor- much appreciated and there are plenty more to come.

Chad- We were there.

Sheila- Yes gouache and thanks as always.

EPTAS- Always great to hear from you.

I'm painting the next three at the moment. Thanks for all your kind words.

heidi Younger Illustration said...

Nice piece, I agree, the colors are very nice. Add to that pub feel. You're doing some fine works there Stephen!

Anita Davies said...

Wonderful, love the little lights.

Stephen Gardner said...

Thanks Heidi and Anita.You've got to know your subject matter. I'm all about research.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

WOW. you blow me away.