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Wrapped Silver Goblet: FINAL


Wrapped Silver Goblet
11 x 14 inches
This painting will be showing at the Open Studios Exhibition at the SomArts gallery here in San Francisco October 3- 29. Come see the exhibit at one of these two events:
Private Preview Gala, Saturday, October 3, 2009 (ticketed event)
Exhibition Opening Reception, Sunday, October 4, 2009 (free event)
More info at



I'll be teaching two workshops on still life painting in summer 2010, one here in the San Francisco Bay Area and one in Florida. Details to follow soon!


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Reader Comments (15)

wonderful to watch the process Sadie and good luck at the show. r.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrahina q.h.

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlia El-Bermani

Fascinating. am looking forward to more info on your workshop in Florida. About how long did it take to complete the Wrapped Silver Goblet? I suspect it is done in stages??? It is absolutely beautiful.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHonor Martinez

beautiful . so delicated and sutil .

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaio Fernandes

Thank you! Honor yes I work in stages, it took about 40 hours to complete, spread over 6 weeks.

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSadie J. Valeri

Sadie, you have an amazing combination of talent, skills and patience!! Bravo, this is gorgeous!!!

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Feissel

The painting is stunning, the video is incredible!
Hope the best for the show, and for the workshop too (sigh)... (I wish I could attend)
Best regards,

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarolina

what kind of music?

September 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterO.

The music is Melody Gardot, amazing jazz singer/songwriter.

September 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSadie J. Valeri

Beautiful, bold but delicate! I noticed a few brief shots of your palette with a blue (cobalt by chance?). Can you speak to the question of arranging your palette? Do you premix those beautiful warm and cool grays ahead of time? Any suggestions for working with so many temperatures and values?

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

Hi Deborah, I mix up a string of neutral value puddles ahead of time with my palette knife, then as I work I use my brush to mix and nudge the neutral grays towards one hue or another.

A full description of my color mixing approach and palette is here:

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSadie J. Valeri

What a beautiful painting Thank you for posting the video, I enjoyed watching you work.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Anthony

Wow, I´m in awe! This is absolutely gorgeous. I´m looking over at my painting on the easel, it´s terrible!!! hahaha, I adore your work and hope to some day be your student!! I´m from Mexico btw, any chance you come here and teach a workshop???

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterorevnika

Thank you! I don't currently have plans to teach a workshop in Mexico, but if someone wants to host one I'd be happy to teach there :)

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSadie J. Valeri

That would be great! Maybe I could make it happen. Could you send me information about the costs of your courses. Thanks a lot, looking forward to hearing from you. Odisea

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterorevnika
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