Friday, May 8, 2009

Market Radish


Market Radish by Sandra Galda
4"x4" oil on gessobord

I love the remaining greenery on fresh radishes, not found when you buy them in plastic bags. It makes me remember summertime gardens and what it is like to pull these up fresh from the mud. Radishes have a remarkably short seed to harvest time. I often just plant the seeds around the edge of a vegetable garden like a border so I can easily harvest them and replant. If interested in purchasing contact my email address sgalda@aol.com Thanks for looking, tell me what you think-leave a comment! Paintings by Sandra Galda are copyright.

7 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

This is a great one. Lots of motion to it.

I never ever eat radishes. I often want to buy them to paint them, but I never buy them because they would go to waste... How do you eat them?

r garriott said...

You have such a way with red and green! As tangy as the radish!

Jeremy Elder said...

Sandra this one is wonderful. Te values are really solid, so there is a very nice sense of form. I love the way you treated the tip of the radish root, and the exuberant brushstrokes. Excellent!

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

Hi all! Thanks for the kind words! Jala, I am a veggie nut, so I just like to wash and have veggies ready in the fridge...I just eat radishes raw! They do not bother me at all but I know some folks do not digest them well. I think I am part rabbit, although my ears are not too large. thanks too Jeremy, I know you did some value studies lately that were far more traditional than I have ever done. I am just guessing at the values...just painting what I see sort of thing..... To achieve darkness of value, I think it is a matter of adding the complement or going down analogously or both, right?

Dayna Talbot said...

The colors are fabulous! Very nice!

Marina Petro said...

Fantastic painting Sandra! I love the energetic brushstrokes and the beautifully captured light.

Carol Marine said...

Brilliant!!!