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  • SUSPENSION
    Original produced in 1998, oil on canvas; 32"x36" unframed, 42"x46" framed

    Thank you for visiting this portfolio, and please come back! We will be adding other significant originals as we work on the site. All the images you find in this portfolio are available as prints. Please visit the other portfolios to get print pricing samples and further information on particular pieces. We can also produce woven tapestries from many of the images seen throughout our website. (As an example see "Sardines" in the DESIGNER SHOWCASE portfolio.) 

         "Suspension" remains a jewel in Braldt's Stone Lifes Portfolio, with its strong, quietly dignified presence.
    It 'floats' in a beautiful shadowbox frame of rustic basswood, with a half inch shadow gap. We are happy to provide a photo of the piece in its framing, for those interested.
    (Go to "Stone Lifes" portfolio for print options of this image.)

    Asking price is $ 22,500.

    Thank you for your interest!
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702
    720,630
    Not For Sale
  • TREE IN THE KEY OF (C)PIA
    Produced in 2012; Oil on canvas, 38”x46”

         While observing the movements of a winter tree’s branches in the wind, Braldt imagined that the tree was conducting its own composition with instrumental breezes, music played for the landscape. The painting's overall color tone determined the music's 'key'.

    Asking price is $ 17,500.

    Thank you for taking a look at this significant portfolio. Although the original paintings for many of the images you see on our site are no longer available, we do have a collection of real beauties. Please come back often, as we continue to fill this portfolio.

    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702
    1080,890
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  • THE RED BOX
    Produced in 2006, oil on copper
    24"x24" unframed; 33"x33" framed

         While on a visit to his native Holland one year, Braldt visited a few antique shops in Amsterdam, where he purchased  items that had been dredged up from the canals by scuba divers who were hired by the antique dealers. They would dive at night, when there was no boat traffic on the canals.
         The beds turned out to be a timeline of the city's human activity through the centuries. Up came things that were tossed into the water since Rembrandt's time. Soon enough these treasures began making appearances in Braldt's paintings. In "The Red Box" an old fork and a large rusted key have resurfaced into the light.

         The painting is done on copper sheet, a surface once among painters such as Caravaggio. It is installed in a beautiful rust-colored custom shadowbox frame, hand-embellished by the artist's wife. If interested, we are happy to send a photo showing the painting in its framing.

    Asking price is $ 13,500.

    Thank you for visiting this portfolio, and please come back! We will be adding other significant originals as we work on the site. All the images you find in this portfolio are available as prints.
    (Please visit the "Still Life" portfolio to get print pricing samples and further information on this piece.)


    960,960
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  • DECAY ON JOHNSON STREET
    Original produced in 2012, oil on panel; 30"x40" unframed, 33"x43" framed

    When Braldt was invited to submit a painting to a Valentine's Day group show titled "Decadence" his mind referred back to its root word 'decay', with its more natural connotation. While turning this in his mind, Braldt found himself walking down an old eroded tar street in Santa Fe with eyes cast down, and he recognized a beautiful aging process going on at his feet.

    "Decay" 'floats' in a lovely charcoal shadowbox frame, giving the piece a strong, contemporary elegance.
    We are happy to send a photo of the framed painting for those interested.



    Asking price is $17,500.
    (Go to "Conceptual" portfolio for print options of this image.)

    Thank you for visiting, and please come back! We will be adding other significant originals as we work on the site.

    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com



    1008,757
    Not For Sale
  • OLERON
    Original produced in 1999, oil on panel; 12"x12" unframed, 20"x20" framed

         When Braldt had begun his series of Stone Life paintings for his upcoming debut show with Gerald Peters Gallery, he sent a few images of his heart-shaped stone compositions to a life-long friend and fellow artist Ad, who lived with his wife on Oleron, an island off the coast of France.
         Ad wrote back, sending a photo of a beautiful white heart stone that he had found on the island. He told Braldt that the stone was his to have, with the caveat that he had to personally come and get it. As can deduced by the painting's existence, that visit to Oleron took place.

         "Oleron" is framed in a custom built shadowbox with a beautiful rusted patina finish, applied by the artist. We are happy to send a photo to those who have interest.

    Asking price is $ 12,500.

    (Please visit the STONE LIFES portfolio, "Oleron", to get options & sample prices on prints.)

    Thank you for visiting, and please come back! We will be adding other significant originals as we work on the site.

    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    960,960
    Not For Sale
  • ALTARPIECE
    Original produced in 2007; oil on panel, 8"x8", 18"x18" framed

    On a visit to Holland in 2006 Braldt was able to spend hours at his native country’s museums in a way that he hadn’t in years. He came away hungry to paint. “I was humbled by how much there is yet to learn from the Old Masters, and I knew that my upcoming work would be in deference to these silent teachers.” In “Altarpiece Braldt gave homage to Hans Memling and Jan Van Eyck, two masters who painted altar pieces.

    Asking price is $ 9500.
    For those interested we are happy to send a photo of the painting in its custom shadowbox frame.

    Thank you for visiting, and please come back! We will be adding other significant originals as we work on the site.

    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702
    938,936
    Not For Sale
  • THE GENTLE MAN
    Original produced in 2007; oil on panel, 5.25"x4.25", 15.5"x14.5" framed
    "The Gentle Man" is set in a beautiful shadowbox frame, customized with a rich dark patina. For those who have further interest, we are happy to send a photo of the painting in its framing.


         On a visit to Holland in 2006 Braldt was able to spend hours at his native country’s museums in a way that he hadn’t in years. He came away hungry to paint. “I was humbled by how much there is yet to learn from the Old Masters, and I knew that my upcoming work would be in deference to these silent teachers.”
         For the portrait of "The Gentle Man Braldt" used Federico Castelluccio, a former painting student and an old friend, for his model. Unlike the cold brutal character of Furio, who Castelluccio portrayed in "The Sopranos", Federico is indeed a man of gentle demeanor, with elegant manners and a generous heart. Braldt approached this small jewel of a painting with Hans Memling in mind, one of his best-loved silent teachers.

    Asking price: $ 5750.
    (Go to PORTRAITS portfolio for print options of this image.)

    Thank you for visiting, and please come back! We will be adding other significant originals as we work on the site.

    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    753,960
    Not For Sale
  • NOAH'S ARK
    Original produced in 1988, oil on panel; 20"x16" unframed; 34"x30" framed

         Commissioned by R.R. Donnelley & Sons printing firm in 1988, "Noah's Ark" was created to show the publishing market the quality and capacity of their printing operation that specialized in children’s books. In 1989 this image earned the distinguished Clio Award for best illustration of the year, a very unusual honor to be given an individual illustrator. The Clio Awards is one of the world’s most recognized international advertising, design, and communications competitions, and awards are usually given to ad agencies that create print campaigns and TV commercials.

    Asking Price: $ 7500.
    (We are happy to send a photo of the piece framed, for those who have interest.)

    (Prints available. Please visit the "Conceptual" portfolio, "Noah's Ark", to get pricing samples and further information.)

    Thank you for visiting, and please come back! We will be adding other significant originals as we work on the site.

    Please contact
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    799,960
    Not For Sale
  • KOALAS
    Original produced in 1996, oil on panel; 13"x18", 22"x27" framed

         In 1989 the St. Louis Zoo began commissioning paintings from Braldt for the publicity of their biennial fundraising event called Zoofari, where formal dress was expected. Posters depicting the zoo’s newcomers were produced to commemorate each event, and they wanted them dressed for the occasion as well. Hence the bow ties.
         “Koalas” was the last painting in a series that Braldt did for the Zoofari event. Braldt was pleased to have the opportunity to paint such visually endearing animals, and he took the shyness of these creatures into consideration for their portraiture. While still honoring the black-tie dress tradition given to all the zoo's new guests of honor, Braldt gave these modest newcomers’ bow ties a subtler treatment.

    Asking price: $ 6500.

    (Go to ANIMALS portfolio, "Koalas", for print options of this image.)

    Thank you for visiting, and please come back! We will be adding other significant originals as we work on the site.

    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702
    600,428
    Not For Sale
  • COUNTING SHEEP
    Original produced in 1986 for Control Data Corporation; oil on panel, 17"x16", 24"x23" framed

         Back in 1980s Control Data was a pioneer corporation in the computer industry. In 1986 Braldt was hired to illustrate a series of ads to be used in one of the industry’s trade magazines. The three ads used old sayings in their messages. Braldt assumed he was meant to portray the sheep that were counted upon as an insomnia remedy. Those sheep on the hill have a relaxing presence at first glance, but if one is trying to fall asleep by counting them, the math might keep one awake. The number of legs does not equate with the sheeps' headcount.
         Once the ad came out with its copy, Braldt realized Control Data’s message was encouraging buyers not to be led around like sheep to purchase another product! Fortunately both adages fit the image.
        
    Asking Price: $ 5750.
    (Go to ANIMALS portfolio, "Counting Sheep", for print options of this image.)

    Thank you for visiting, and please come back! We will be adding other significant originals as we work on the site.

    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702
    456,600
    Not For Sale
  • COYOTE
    Original produced in 1992; oil on canvas, 20"x24"

         In the 1992 Playboy Magazine ran a fiction story that addressed a still-controversial issue in the West, the tacit sanction of killing coyotes and wolves. Myth and misinformation abound about the threat that these wild, basically non-aggressive canines present to the keepers of domestic herds. In the story coyotes were just being killed at a certain time of the year. Apparently they were only considered a threat during the winter, once they’d grown in their beautiful - and desirable - winter coats.

    Asking Price: $ 5750.
    (Go to ANIMALS portfolio, "Coyote", for print options of this image.)

    Thank you for visiting, and please come back! We will be adding other significant originals as we work on the site.

    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702
    600,497
    Not For Sale
  • VESSELS
    Original produced in 2008, oil on panel
    24"x22" unframed; 35"x33" framed

    This still life is about objects that hold things. A letter envelope might hold personal thoughts; the vase holds the transient life of plants; a small coin purse is filled with the means to obtain desires of the material world; Buddha contains truth and nothingness.

    "Vessels" is framed in a beautiful shadowbox treatment with a customized patina. We are happy to send a photo of the piece in its framing, if you have further interest.

    Asking Price: $ 14,000.
    (Go to STILL LIFES portfolio, "Vessels", for print options of this image.)

    Thank you for visiting, and please come back! We will be adding other significant originals as we work on the site.

    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702
    884,960
    Not For Sale
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