Monday, May 11, 2009

Mom's Carnation


Mom's Carnation by Sandra Galda
4"x4" oil on gesso board
My hubby, kids, and I went to an Asian buffet brunch for Mother's Day yesterday. The waiter presented carnations to each mom before they left. I sure enjoyed my day yesterday and hope you all did too. I was notified by the Newburyport Art Association in MA that I am admitted by jury to be a supplier to their gift shop adjacent to their gallery. I am so happy! Also, two of my paintings are now in their gallery. If interested in purchasing today's work contact my email address sgalda@aol.com Thanks for looking, tell me what you think-leave a comment! Paintings by Sandra Galda are copyright.

11 comments:

LSaeta said...

Congrats on your lovely painting and congrats on your Art Association jury selection. Good for you!

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

Thanks LSaeta! :)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I just love your brush strokes and color!

How wonderful that you were selected!

Jeremy Elder said...

Sandra, lately I have been mixing the darkest color first, then using some of the dark and adding to it to increase the value. I can usually make a few successive piles that way, getting the value range for a particular object. As far as making the darks complimentary or analogous, I usually think more in terms of color temperature. Cool lights, then warm shadows or vice versa. If you are using a cool light, then you can mix a warm dark for the shadow and it will naturally become cooler as you add white to lighten it. I do make darker mixes by adding the compliment, but I always modify it to make it cooler or warmer.

Oh, and this one turned out so well. I need to try some flowers - my last attempt was dismal.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I love the brush strokes.The colors are great too.
Congratulation for the jury selection.

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

Thanks Elizabeth, Jeremy, and Irit! Jeremy, your advice is so challenging to me because I am so confused about cool light and warm shadows...I am embarrassed to say I am really stumped by that kind of fine art talk...what is wrong with me??? One of my daily paintings was recently and graciously critiqued by Stapleton Kearns,(check out his informative art blog) and he also referred to that line of thinking. I am still a little confused at that too. I know white is usually blue ish out of the tube. I think my brightest lightest yellow highlights are warm, but maybe they are really cool? If you can believe it, I dont think in those terms at all when I am painting...I seem to just look at what I am painting and try to copy what I see. I wonder if this lack of understanding is marring my product? Oh dear, I need a book to read on this I think. I will drive you crazy with my questions. Can anyone recommend one for me on this cool warm temperature topic? In the mean time I am going to read and reread your wise counsel Jeremy, and mull it over! thanks so much. your art is wonderful, you will do terrific flowers.

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

well, maybe I do think a bit interms of warm and cool, but I guess I mean I dont have an overall intellectual analysis of the subject or a guiding recipe like "cool lights have warm shadows," I just dont know that. I really just look at what is before me and paint. I think my approach exemplifies that less than abundant fine art training I had in my graphic design undergraduate degree. but then I have heard those who have had specifically a fine art degree say they learned nothing practical like that in the program...oh well.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Very...very beautiful, love the colors and your brush work, as usual!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Sandra, really beautiful work. Congratulations on being chosen by the jury. Fabulous news!!!

Dayna Talbot said...

Sandra ...I love your brush strokes! The color works really nicely, so vibrant! Many congrats on your jury selection....you go!

Pam Holnback said...

This is a beautiful piece. Jeremy's comment about cools/warms will make me think, too.