Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Clown by Sandra Galda

Christmas Clown by Sandra Galda
4"x4" oil on gessoed masonite

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Christmas Clown is a board small painting. This little guy has turned up on our tree for many many years. We used to have lots of child-like wooden ornaments hanging on our trees each year. This year, the wooden ornaments and our kid's Hallmark collectible ornaments are on a separate kids tree in our good parlor. Old glass ornaments are on our family tree in the family room. This approach makes two very different themed trees in our home. Mixed together or not, all the ornaments are so special.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

in process: Apple Pie Supply by Sandra Galda (NA)

Here is an 8"x10" oil I am working in the midst of some uncooperative weather...ice storms that have wiped out electricity in our area. We now have power, but soooooooo many still do not. I hope to finish this in the next day or so. Baking must be really on my mind....I am both baking and painting about baking....Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas everyone! If you are interested please contact me by email on this one. It is not done yet though---clip is still visible at top right. Below is the easel set up I am using.

The above photo shows my current set up---I have clips holding the small works to a portable easel that clamps onto my big oak easel. The big oak easel holds a larger painting that takes way longer to complete while I do the small ones. When I want to resume working on the larger--wha-la--I just pop off the portable easel.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cold December Granny (NA)

Cold December Granny by Sandra Galda
5"x5" oil on gessoboard

This looks like the standard "perfect" granny smith apples that can be found round here in December. You know, in a plastic bag, all alike and perfect...but kind of stiff and too perfect. Not at all like the specimens our apple trees produced this year in our yard...they were pretty unusual. to purchase, contact my email sgalda@aol.com

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Christmas sets!

These are the two "completed " sets. (meaning good enough for its purpose, not a formal museum painting!). The color is slightly off due to the digitals and the limited lighting---I plan on taking more pics once they are set up under the stage lights. I am so glad to be done. Spent two total weeks, Mon.-fri., on these, about 3-4 hours a day. They are over 8 feet tall, and each one is three panels of 50 inches wide(12.5 feet wide). They are painted with an air brush and compressor. This kind of church work makes it really feel like Christmas time for me! So much fun!!! well, must begin to think of the small works for which this blog is supposed to be about!