Monday, May 2, 2011

Studio Exercises

 Color Notes Exercise 5-2-11

 Still life set up for Color Notes Exercise

 Brown Paper Value Study of still life

 Second Full Value Figure Study by Sandra Galda
(unfinished, 2.5 days, 2 hour sessions)

First Full Value Figure Study by Sandra Galda
March 2011 (somewhat finished)

Here is some of the exercises I am currently busy with at Ingbretson Studios.  Paul's brushwork is evident in the colorful study at top, he took my brush and generously worked some on this one for my instruction. I will save it as a good example for my records of a "start."  The aim is to "hit the color notes" in the still life as accurately as possible and only roughly indicate the shapes of the items.  I have painted since childhood, but today is my very first day to pick up paint and paint in this studio!  I have been training in the Boston Style of fine art for the past 3 semesters. Even though I have not been busy with my own painting very much since March due to  a fractured wrist (rollerskating with our daughter and her classmates), I can do some artwork--but it does make my wrist hurt after a while.  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. Thanks for looking, tell me what you think-leave a comment! Paintings by Sandra Galda are copyrighted. Scroll down this page for more art!

5 comments:

paul said...

the uppermost image (color notes exercise 5-2-11) is simply amazing, stunning

even if it is only a study, i love it just as it is

Painting Tips and Tricks said...

The flowers and the woman looks great! Thanks for sharing this!...Daniel

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Love to see the photo of the still life set up, very interesting. Sandra, I hope your wrist heals quick! Your studies are fascinating and it seems you are making great use of your time... I look forward to seeing your new paintings!!

Debbie said...

Wonderful drawings and studies, really great to see!! Thanks for posting them!

Sandra Galda said...

thanks everyone! Very encouraging! Yes, hoping the ole wrist stops pestering me soon.