Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Hound and The Sea and a few things!

It has been a while since I have posted anything on this blog. Seems like there are so many virtual things to keep up with! I will be regularly posting on my Sandra Flood FB Page which you can like HERE and only occasionally on this blog. I also have some new prints available HERE.

Enjoy the season which will be upon us before you know it!



The Hound and The Sea

12x12 oil on linen

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Last Night on Raven Hill

The Last Night On Raven Hill

20x20 oil on linen



And never to return to that hill again.


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Greyhound Prints Available


                                                                        THE GIRLS





Prints of some of my greyhound paintings are available to help raise money for Greyhound Friends of New Jersey. They can be viewed and purchased here.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

MIA AGAIN!

It has been a very busy winter with a number of commissions. Some things I haven't painted in a very long time and some things I have never painted!

A couple of commissions below.

                                                               "The Colors of My Night"
                                                                     48x32 oil on linen


                                                                          "The Journey"
                                                                        18x18 oil on linen

                                                                 "The Sea That I Knew"
                                                                     48x32 oil on linen

I loved doing the swimming elephant and I think I may do some more swimming animals. Really fun to do!

And....a  piece I just finished for myself. Which was making me dizzy at times!

                                                                          "Lookin' Up"
                                                                      18x18 oil on linen



Friday, November 9, 2012

Your invited! Allison Malafronte, a senoir editor for American Artist magazine, has curated a show "Converge" in NYC and has invited 31artists, including myself to participate. A catalog of the show is available here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Looking Back

Looking Back 12x12 oil on linen

Owning a rescued greyhound I have a real love for the breed. Enjoy "Looking Back"!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

MIA

I have been missing in action! Busy, busy busy! Here are a few new paintings and a photo of my small gallery I have opened in my hometown of Frenchtown,NJ.

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 Sandra Flood Fine Art- with Kai my greyhound


                                               Orlando- oil on linen 12x16


MoMo- oil on linen 12x12

Orlando is based on the character in Virginia Wolf's book of the same, Orlando.MoMo is my long gone and never to be forgotten tuxedo cat. He was such a rascal!

Both paintings are sold. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

For Otis; Artemis and the Hare plus something different!


 For Otis; Artemis and the Hare  20x20 oil on linen

Artemis was a greek goddess and one of her jobs was to be a protector of prey animals. She was so angry at Greek sailors who killed a hare and her babies, that she delayed them from going to the battle at Troy. Otis is my very good friends rabbit. So I dedicate this to you Otie!




The Wall  8x10 oil on linen

Something I very rarely paint, a building, But it was a very relaxing exercise!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Show Coming Up February 25th.

If you happen to live or be in the area please stop by. I will be exhibiting a few new pieces! Info for the New Hope Center for the Arts can be found here.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Nice Surprise


A Mr./Ms. F. Fiorellino made this lovely video of some older work! How sweet and a big thank-you! I never seem to have the time to do something like this.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Prints Available


Framed and matted Giclee prints on archival materials are now available for these pieces, here!  "Look Away" is also offered in a  signed limited edition of 200 in a larger size from the other prints and on higher quality archival paper, here




Diana


Look Away
         
                                                 

                                                     
     Mam'selle

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

And a Few More....

A few more pieces! "On the Prowl" was a quick study using my greyhound. She does not look as ominous in real life!


Blue Amy 12x12 oil on linen

Lara 12x12 oil on linen

 On The Prowl 9x13 oil on board


Enjoy!!






Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Just a few Paintings!

Well I certainly have not been keeping up with posting but life really gets in the way! I just don't know how people keep up with it everyday. So I have a few  paintings to post now and should post a few more tomorrow!


                                         The Italians 12x12 oil on linen



                                        Kyle's Glory 12 x12 oil on linen

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bill

Bill is King for a Day!Oil on linen, 9x12.
Another from the "Headgear" series.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gardening

Getting things in order with the garden and will be posting new "Headgear" in a couple of weeks. I just looooove workin' in dirt!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Look Away

"Look Away" another piece from my "headgear" series. when I finish twenty or more of these I plan to make a small limited edition book.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mam'selle

Once again it has been a while but here is a painting from my Headgear series, a small group of paintings of people in hats. I have always loved the Napoleonic period of "headgear" so I have a few portraits of people in bicorn hats.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Woodworking Video


Here is a video of a pretty cool project my husband is working on for our  dear friend and a true lover of the arts Liz Gilbert. That's little red Zipper getting into the act! Enjoy!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bringing Them Home

Bringing Them Home  oil on linen 24x36
One looking back to what was and one looking forward to what will hopefully be a much better life. A painting dedicated to those wonderful creatures, the rescued greyhound

Monday, November 8, 2010

Win This Painting

                            

Win this painting and help rescue a greyhound! I have donated this painting for a raffle to the Greyhound Friends of New Jersey to help raise funds for their Prison Foster Program.

If you have any interest in the raffle you can go to the GFNJ website here.If you scroll down you will see the piece and you can download the raffle forms and mail it in with a check to:

GFNJ
PO Box 4416
Cherry Hill, NJ
08034


                                                

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Women Painting Women


The show, Women Painting Women at Robert Lange Studios/Gallery was a success. I am so sorry I could not make it but there is a video walk through of the show for all to watch here.

My two little pieces are at the very beginning. There was a tremendous amount of fabulous work by fifty women artists from around the country.Enjoy!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wow! Has it been that long????

I guess it has! I have been busy, busy, busy. I don't know how people are able to blog as often as they do because I just don't seem to have the time!

Well, I have a few new paintings and two of the pieces will be featured in a group show "Women Painting Women" at the Robert Lange Studios/Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. The two pieces are:


Ali's Back
12x12 o/l


Just Another Day
12x12 o/l w/ white gold leaf


This next painting is also of my wonderful model Alison.


I have used her over the years and she is just the best. Ali is a dancer, and a young actress in the theater. She knows how to give the attitude you are looking for!

Ali's Home Again
20x20 o/l

Hope this post turned out alright. I am a bit rusty!
























Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Head of Bob aka Dutchboy

A very good friend of my husband and I who lives in New Mexico. He has one of the greatest faces to paint and I finally got around to painting it. Not only a great face but one of the greatest people we know! So sorry we are so far away!

This is an oil on linen, 12x12.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Sister's Path

A Sister's Path   
20x20 oil on linen   


I always start a figure piece by making sure the face is going to work. That is always the hardest part and since my work has very little else then the figure, it has to be a face that is going to grab you, keep you interested and wondering just what is going on.

I can't say how one paints emotion in a face.I think that it is just something that happens through the artists own unconscious ability.

I used in this painting burnt sienna, yellow ochre, cobalt blue, some cadmium red, a blue/grey and cremintz white for the face and hair. Actually I used all those colors plus raw umber for the rest of the piece too.

A painting for all of you with sisters! I am a sister to three brothers but I have none myself and always wondered what it would be like.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Little Davy

                                        

This is one of my mother's little brothers back in what was probably 1955. It is 9x9 and an oil on linen mounted on board.

I plan on doing more of Davy, who is now David, because he was such a strange looking little boy that I just have to paint him for my series of old family movies.

I think it was the glasses that made him look so strange when he was young. He was probably about four here and had these coke bottle glasses that were always crooked or taped up where they had broken. Anyway, he is a treasure trove of work waiting to happen! By the way he did grow up to be a good looking man!

As with most of my other paintings my palette was limited. This time I used yellow ochre, burnt umber, burnt sienna cobalt blue and a touch of cad red medium plus black and white.

The painting always seems to go much faster when you are working on a hard surface even though you are still painting on linen. I also tend to get a little more detail oriented when working on the board.

This series is a bit of a change for me. It is forcing me to put other things in my paintings beside the figure or an animal which I really don't like to do. I love other artist's work that can incorporate all kinds of things in a painting but it always feels unnatural for me to do it. My eye is always seeing less is more in my paintings or maybe I could be just plain lazy!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Now for something completely different....

The Goddess in Green
Sold

This painting is  12x16, oil on linen and  mounted on a board. This is my "breather" painting from the series I am working on. I really need to do a piece or two in between three or four paintings from a series. One, I would get very bored if I did not break it up that way and two, it is great to come back to the series with fresh eyes.

I have entered a prussian blue mode. As with the last few paintings from my series, this piece was painted with mostly prussian blue, yellow ochre, raw umber, burnt sienna and yellow ochre with a little bit of titanium white.

I used bits of stenciling and scumbling for the background and let some of the stencil carry onto the dress. I also intentionally left her dress and arms flat so that it contrasts nicely with the scumbled background  


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The World in Black and White.......

SOLD

And with only about five stations plus a sign off with the national anthem at about 12AM. Oh, how things have changed!
I do have to say, that it was kind of nice having the broadcasting day end at a certain time. The world was quiet just for a few hours.

This piece is 10x10 oil on linen. I used Prussian blue, raw umber, yellow ochre and a little bit of cadmium red. My black was Mars Black and the white was Titanium.

I also used a very light yellow from Vasari Paints for the highlights. I love their paints it is just so loaded with pigment !

The ground was an oil primer and I put a transparent wash of ochre and black over that. I roughed in the composition with raw umber and started painting when that dried.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Waiting for Miss Nancy

SOLD

When I was  very little girl I use to love to watch Romper Room which was hosted by "Miss Nancy".

One of the things I always insisted on was that I had to get all dressed up like the other little girls on the show.

Of Course this was very annoying to my mother.  Changing my clothes a couple of times a day was a chore but I had to have everything just so.

Oh..... how she longed for those days when I turned thirteen and only wanted to wear jeans loaded with patches and run around barefoot.

(How 'bout that TV!)

Waiting for Miss Nancy 10x10  oil on linen



SOLD

Not to happy about holding those flowers! It was one picture after another that day and I just about had it.

One More Time 10x10 oil on linen