Friday, June 17, 2016

Some of my student's artwork---School's out for the summer!

Some of my student artwork
from my high school atelier :

All of these student works, except for a few by an 11th grader,  are created by 9th and 10th graders!  






 















 






I was very impressed with the student work and their efforts at learning to see and use the strategies of the Boston School and academy style instruction to capture the visual image. It was hard to squeeze down the excellent atelier experience I enjoyed for approx. 6 years at Ingbretson Studio with my teacher Paul Ingbretson.........but the kids did get a taste of the training.  The last shot is of me in one of the rooms.
Now that school is out, I hope to work more on some of my works in process!
--Sandra



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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Value of Value Spotting



 The Value of Value Spotting

                     In my high school Atelier I devised a warm up exercise to engage the students in an exercise that seems to be driving home the value of value spotting.  It is one of many critical elements in the creation of a sound image. It is part of our craft, which when executed well, attracts a viewer to your painting from across the room.

                    Before my students begin painting their still lifes each session, they must take turns working on their timed ongoing value sketch. It is run like a game and it is fun. They are translating, from a printed full color masterwork, a value sketch based on the spotting of values the master artist used.  It is refining their recognition of a good distribution of value, and helping them to distill out of the full color image the value relationships present.  I am hoping this exercise will carry over to how they explain values in their own full color paintings when they compose and look at their still lifes, "..four times for every one time," that they put the brush to canvas!
-Sandra Galda




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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Winter Members Show

 One of my works is in the Newburyport Art Association's Winter Members Show Part 1,
  January 15-February 6, 2016.

Jurors:  Valerie Miliotis Stainton, Valerie’s Gallery, Newburyport & Portsmouth
& Cathy Sommers, Sommers Gallery, Newburyport
Media:  Digital Art, Drawing, Oil, Printmaking, Sculpture, & Watercolor



 "Pear Shaped," 
by Sandra Galda, 2010.
oil on masonite, 
16x20 inches 

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Updates, teaching, magazine article

 Since the last post I have some news on my art activities! 

-In May my very first atelier student completed  cast bust drawing. This adult student stated he had never had any previous formal art training.  He came to draw a couple hours about 2-3x a month after his day job, for about 7 months.  Here is a picture of his completed charcoal cast drawing:


July found me on an almost two week trip to Italy with my husband, Pompeii, Naples, Rome, Florence, and Venice.  I saw so much great art and historic points of interest.


In September I began teaching at a local private prep/high school Atelier Studies and Art and Design/Theater set class.  Below are four of the many students I am teaching at the high school.


In November my husband and I spent 18 days traveling working and sightseeing in Melbourne, Australia, and London, England. I saw so much art and points of interest my eyes were sore.  What a
wonderful year.


Finally, I must mention the Magazine article I was included in for the November issue of Northshore Magazine. They wrote an article on food and art and some local artists who have painted food in many of their paintings! 



  Its been a great year.  I hope to post more often, life has been so busy.  I am thrilled to be teaching my high school students the Boston School of painting, and will post some of their great work soon.  I am still taking in some training under Paul Ingbretson's guidance at Ingbretson Studios, he is such a great artist and teacher!
more to come,
Sandra Galda

If interested in purchasing any of my available art on this blog, contact my email address sgalda@aol.com or use the PayPal button if included in the post. Small works are signed in full on the back of the painting. All works priced and sold without framing unless by special arrangement with buyer. Thanks for looking, tell me what you think-leave a comment! Paintings by Sandra Galda are copyrighted. Scroll down this page for more art!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Regional Show: Juror: Kaveh Mojtabai, Artscope Magazine. A review of my work scroll down.

My  painting was juried into the Regional Show at the Newburyport Art Association.  Juror: Kaveh Mojtabai, Publisher, Artscope Magazine.  Show Dates:  May 1-June 6, 2015
Reception:  Sun, May 3, 2-4p.m.


Below is a review of some of my recent work, scroll down.


 Laura Coombs Hills, After an Old Photo, by Sandra Galda, 2014,
 30x40 inches, oil on linen


Below is a review of some of my work:

"Beatrix's Roses," by Sandra Galda
12x13 inches oil on linen

 "Beethoven Cast Bust," by Sandra Galda
"Ham and Eggs," by Sandra Galda
8x10 inches oil on canvas

"Cup and Strawberry," by Sandra Galda
6x6 inch small work oil on canvas board

"Portrait exercise 2014," by Sandra Galda
11x15 oil on linen


On the easel now exercise by Sandra Galda
16x20 inches oil on Linen

"Figure in Charcoal," by Sandra Galda
15 x25 inches charcoal on Canson paper

1.) CLICK HERE for pictures of my artwork placed in shows over the past few years.

2.) CLICK HERE for a page of sold artwork

3.) CLICK HERE for images of my theater set designs

My Student's Current Project



This is some of the ongoing work by my student. He works very hard.  He says he has never had a formal drawing class in his life.I think he is doing well and will finish with a great piece and some great experience with the process.

Sandra's Portrait exercise Feb-March 2015