Monday, July 14, 2008

Oscar and Chelsea-SOLD



Here is another little guy, Oscar and the very beautiful Chelsea. I am sure you know which one is Chelsea!

I am in a goat phase right now and believe it or not there are a lot of goats out here in this part of Jersey.
I have always been pretty much a figurative painter but I am really enjoying painting these animals.

Stay tune for the zebra phase in about a week or two!

22 comments:

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Your work is AWESOME and inspiring. Lovely brushwork and magical subdued palette.-- SO NEAT how you work those violets and limes... Love the lady walking goat and this new goat is delightful as well. Glad I found your blog, looking forward to seeing more soon.

sandra flood said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Diane. I loved the Pinocchio pieces you have been working on!

silvina said...

I agree, Chelsea is very beautiful... but this goat! Fabulous goat!

There are zebras in Jersey? Can't wait to see what you paint.

Jackie McIntyre said...

I have been an admirier of your work and have had your site posted on my blog for awhile. I just want to let you know how inspiring your work has been. Oscar is wonderful!

sandra flood said...

Thanks Silvina,
Oh yes there are Zebra's in NJ. I have a few in my studio and boy are they messy!

sandra flood said...

Thnaks so much Jackie!

Dani Brandimarte said...

These are amazing, Sandra! You have a way with animals and it's nice to see a close up of one of your ladies. I love the looseness and brushwork in Chelsea.

KJ Bateman said...

Two new wonderful paintings. I am especially impressed by the goat.

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sandra flood said...

Thanks Dani.
The "Chelsea" piece is a quick small study (about an hour) which is somewhat brushier then some of my other portraits.
My brushwork will also depend on what mood I am in that day or what effect I want to project.!

sandra flood said...

Thanks KJ!

Nick said...

Never could stand dog paintings and you tripped me up there...was never a goat fancier, and now this. Wow, I continue to be blown away! Meet you at the zebra crossing.

Sandy said...

You make it look so easy! All your work is so relaxed and so visually beautiful....from subject and composition to colour and those delightful brush strokes.

Bonnie said...

I'm so taken by your unusual use of color, that in your hands appears pensive and thoughtful and not at all maudlin.
I've admired your work for some time- your palette, your brushwork and the loose and lovely style that is so unique and inspiring.

Oh how to loosen up and be taken by the gesture of a brush stroke- it looks so liberating.

verdadverde said...

hi Sandra, I stumbled upon your blog after reading a comment you left on Sean Cheetham's blog. Really nice work! congratulations

william wray said...

love the strong choppy planes on the face. Goat is great too. Like it's skuffed edges.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Both are wonderful paintings. Love the highlight on Chelsea's eye and the goat speaks for it's self! Great work, I am so happy I found your blog!

David Lobenberg said...

Love the bold planes of color. Have you ever seen Sargent's "Gondolas"?

Simon S. Andrews said...

i love that chelsea painting

Yadira said...

I love the strokes, the way you play with light setting the mood for each painting.
If I had a wish, I would visit New Jersey and would ask you to teach me.

Anonymous said...

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Dani Brandimarte said...

Weird. I just got the same anonymous comment on one of my old posts. Wonder what the spammer's up to with this kind of comment.