Saturday, February 6, 2016

"MOOSE EYES" ORIGINAL SLICE OF LIFE PAINTING © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY


"Moose Eyes" 
I've been very curious lately as to what might work in my slice of life paintings as I am calling this series...so, wildlife had to be part of my experiment.  I found this awesome group of photos in the free morgue files as I haven't seen a live moose in years...and just had to crop this dude to see how he might come out, and I had fun and I love him!  I wrapped another dowel with leather, jute and canvas in some of the colors and values found in "Moose Eyes" and let some of the canvas string down the textured canvas to bring a slight bit of interest...the beads are a purple and some fun gold to match his eyes.  For me, this series is fun and different...inspired by a simple band of color streaking through a metal round I saw in Texas one day...Inspiration can come from the simplest of places!
HAPPY CREATING!















Friday, February 5, 2016

AFFIRMATION STICKS; A FUN WAY TO BE REMINDED © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

These affirmation sticks came from my packing!  I found all these dowels and before throwing them out sat for a minute and wondered what I could do with them.  SO, wrapping them in leather, jute, hemp, yarns...whatever worked with my theme...and then adding some metal detail and there they were!  The 12" dowel is attached to old barn wood.  Just a great little way to be reminded of what you need to be reminded of.  Hang them in a spot where you can see them every day...that's where affirmations do their best work! They have saw tooth hangers on back making them ready to hang!

Same process, different affirmation.  The stones in this one include Lapis Lazuli!
It is always important as an artist to experiment...try new things...play with materials...this is just a great example of doing just that!  Take some time to play!

HAPPY CREATING!


Friday, January 29, 2016

This fun little "slice of life" painting is cupcakes today.  I am finding that just about any subject matter will work in my SOL paintings and I plan to keep it up to see just how many subjects can work with this fun little composition.  The beads below that look like they are just randomly scattered below are a red coral I believe...I've had them in my jewelry supplies I am fairly certain that is what they are...I put them on to give that fun texture and a way to bring the unifying color below the slice...I just LOVE TEXTURE!   You can't really see the texture that is over the entire front surface of this 12"x12" canvas...but it is there and adds a great amount of interest to this off white surface.  You can see my signature paper streaming through this little cupcake parade as well.  I like that this can be an affordable option for a painting with a smaller price tag than would be if these little guys were covering the entire surface!  My way of trying to bring affordable and fun art to everyone!


Another thing I love about these slice of life paintings, as I am calling them, is they lend themselves perfectly to layering in your decor!  So many now are layering artwork on mantles and shelves, and this is a great way to meld this wonderful piece into your decor as the example of my little pear hanging out bringing the greens into focus!  FUN DOINS!

HAPPY CREATING!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"BABY O" AN OSTRICH KID AND "BOOKWORM" © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY


I have THE hardest time getting good photos lately...I'm thinking the values are most correct in this little shot with the easel...This little lady sure is NOT all dark and gloomy! lol


I love the serious face on this bookworm of an ostrich!

HAPPY CREATING!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

"MISS G" A GOAT LADY © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY


STILL inspired by my friends at the fixer upper show; Chip and Joanna Gaines, knowing they have goats as their unofficial mascot...just had to paint this little sweet goat.  She made me laugh as I think their lips are much like humans...FUN!
I'm still having fun with the floater frames for my 6x6's...this one is from PictureFrames.com.  

HAPPY CREATING!

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