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








Current Portrait Exercise



 This is the latest version, helped a lot by the hand of my teacher Paul Ingbretson, who took the brush and loosened up my hard edges and gave me many great insights in how to proceed. 
This is what it was like after 2 sessions with the model.

My windowsill waiting for me...





 The very first marks as the session began. 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Pour the Juice," by Sandra Galda



 "Pour the Juice," by Sandra Galda
11" x 14" oil on canvas 

If interested in purchasing this, or 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!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

"Laura Coombs Hills, (after a photo)," by Sandra Galda


"Laura Coombs Hills, (after a photo),"  by Sandra Galda
 28x36 inches oil on linen


Laura Coombs Hills (1859-1952), a founder of both the Newburyport Art Association (one of their gallery rooms is named in her honor), and The Guild of Boston Artists, (now celebrating its 100th year), She was a Boston School painter.

This painting will hang in a show at the Newburyport Art Association in a show called,

"Portraits of Newbuyrport,"
 September 12-24, 2014
Reception, free and open to the public, Saturday, Sept. 14, 7-9 pm.



 *Update: Here are some pictures of the opening night party-fun!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

"Stepping in the Light," by Sandra Galda, NAA Regional Juried Show

 
 "Stepping in the Light," by Sandra Galda
36" x 48" oil on canvas
 
This large painting is of my daughter at two years old walking out from the shade of the aged wisteria vines at the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, North Carolina. It was juried into the Regional Show at the Newburyport Art Association, April 25-May 25, 2014.

 If interested in purchasing this, or 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!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Beatrix's Roses by Sandra Galda (Juried into NAA Regional show)

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

This oil painting was juried into the Newburyport Art Association's 2014 Regional Juried Show, April 25-May 25, 2014. I spent many long hours on this one, one of many exercises I have worked on in the Ingbretson Studios where I am training in the Boston School of painting.  

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Two paintings in a show


Vase and Orchids by Sandra Galda 
Oil on canvas 11x14 inches



Three Fish and Onions by Sandra Galda
oil on canvas 16x20 inches

                    Above are two paintings completed over the past year or two which are now on sale in the Spring Members Open Show, March 28-April 19, 2014 at the Newburyport Art Association, in Newburyport, MA. If you wish to inquire about these items, here is the contact information for the gallery:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mural work for Kulea Childcare Village

  
Above is a mural I created according to designs and digital images given to me by a local group who involved in an African mission for orphaned children. 

Here is what it looked like in morning light the day they picked it up.  The sunshine from my window just happened to be hitting the painted sun, and I had to take a picture of that! You can see the digital images hanging on either side of the mural. 



 Below are some pictures of it as it was used at the first of many fundraisers :


           This mural was created for use by a charity organization called Kulea Childcare Villages (www.kuleavillages.org). The images and color scheme were chosen by the folks requesting the work, so I just really synthesized their ideas.  I was influenced by a book on Edwin Howland Blashfield and some chats with my wonderful art teacher in that I tried to make the mural look unified and like wall paper.  This should prevent the mural image from competing for attention with the speakers who stand in front of it at the podium from which they speak at the mission's fund raisers and trade shows.  They turned the ends to make a seam into which they inserted poles connected to stands for its display. It was first used on a March 7th Fundraiser at the Haverhill Country Club, called "Come Build a Village," and will also be used at multiple trade shows, starting with the 3 day long AARP convention in Boston in May, and the African Festival Boston and the Lowell African Festival and about 4 others this year.  I was happy to do my small part in a wonderful organization.


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!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Portrait Exercises


 Portrait Exercise #3 by Sandra Galda
14x17 inches oil on linen

I have been enjoying learning the craft of portrait painting at the studio this past year.  I have a long way to go and there is so much to learn.  Here is one of my more successful attempts.  If interested in purchasing this, or 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!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Ham and Eggs III" SOLD


 "Ham and Eggs III" by Sandra Galda
8"x10" oil
SOLD

This small canvas I painted a few years ago sold the other day.  I still have a few small paintings for sale, may post them here if I get the chance.

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!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Some Recent Work


 "After Michelangelo's Creation of Adam" by Sandra Galda
16"x20" oil on canvas
SOLD


 "Desire the Pure Milk of the Word" by Sandra Galda
16"x20" oil on canvas



Two 8"x8" oils

 "Matthew 28:19-20" by Sandra Galda
16x30 inch oil on canvas
SOLD

These are a few of the paintings I put in our neighborhood art show.  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!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

"Fish and Onions"




"Fish and Onions" by Sandra Galda
16"x20" oil on canvas

My fish painting was juried into the  Newburyport Art Association: Fall Members Juried show, Part One, October 4-26, 2013, and is for sale there. Will try to get a better photo. Here it is below in the show:


  Below are some images I am working on, in the background you can see two others.  They are destined for a community art show in my neighborhood:



If interested in purchasing this, or 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!

Friday, August 9, 2013

"Blue Jar and Lemons"


"Blue Jar and Lemons" by Sandra Galda
8"x8" oil on canvas

This one is for an 8x8 show.  The inspiration for this work was a small image I painted and sold a few years ago, shown below.  The one above took way more hours to complete, the one below only took a couple hours to paint. It is good to see the different types of style/approaches one can take when painting.  Both are interesting and have their place in a home!

 
"Lemon and Tea Jar" oil sketch by Sandra Galda
5"x7" oil on gessoboard
 sold

  If interested in purchasing this, or 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!