"PAXTON'S ALPHABET" © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

2'x2'
Mixed media on cradled panel
Private Collection
My sweet little grandson is turning 3 years old in a few weeks.  He is still a treasure for my soul.  He's smart, he's funny, he's loving, he's the whole package as far as this nana is concerned!  I ADORE this boy!



OK...you get my drift!  SO, he is STILL totally in love with numbers and letters...he spells; DID spell WAY early...he's a genius in my view!  I know, I KNOW...all nana's think that...but, I have EVIDENCE! OH JOY!
SO, I wanted to paint him something that honored his love and immersion in the alphabet and with numbers, before he gets to an age where those things aren't important anymore...I have a small window of just a couple of years, so I painted his "Ode" from me.
The family is all very much Huskers fans, so I know my little guy will be too...I started with that...
I knew I wanted to add words and such that reflected his love of the alphabet, so I put a piece of Nonsense Alphabet by Edward Lear as part of the abstract background.
  I then added a bit of a definition of genius as I believe my grandson is BRILLIANT!
Blocking in color was next.  I put in the yellowish color to bring warmth but ended up changing it after discussing with my daughter...oh...ps...the hand you see up there is a copy of a wonderful present Paxton sent me...I HAD to put that in there...
SO...here is the first version with the yellowish color...
It was OK, but note how the helmet sort of seems disjointed...so I asked my daughter to be HONEST, and make suggestions...and she made a great one...use red to tie it in...so I did...and the final version came out...I LOVE it tons better! What do you think?
so, we shall see if they love it in person...if not nana can always do another one!


HAPPY CREATING!

"MR. BIG" 6"X4" OIL ON TEXTURED CANVAS PANEL © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Mr. Big" a Bassett
6x4" oil on textured panel
$52 unframed; $75 framed

This soulful fellow stopped by my art tent to visit one day and posed for me. I love his casual elegance! "Mr. Big" is painted in oil on a 4x6" slightly textured panel. He can come home to you as is to sit on an easel or you can frame him in your own 4x6" frame (keep in mind that 1/2" is taken on each side when framed). OR you can order him in the frame shown. Frame is 9"x11" finished size. "Mr. Big" will be ready to ship on July 22, 2014 when he is dry. Shipping and handling is set for the framed version, but if you just order the painting as is I will refund a portion to reflect the lighter weight. 
 HAPPY CREATING!

"SUNNY D" A SUNFLOWER 4X4" OIL ON TEXTURED PANEL © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Sunny D" a sunflower
4x4" oil on textured panel
$30 unframed; $40 framed

What a cheery flower; the sunflower! It is TRULY a Sunny Delight...thus the name given! "Sunny D" is painted in oil on a 4x4" slightly textured panel. Alone it can sit on an easel, or can be framed in your favorite 4x4" frame. (remember 1/2" is taken on all sides), OR for .50 more I can mount it on a 5x5" off white matt so you can frame it in your own 5x5" frame, OR I can send it matted in the off white backer board and in the gold leaf wood 5x5" frame as shown. Any way you choose it, that special spot will be sunnier just to have it there! "Sunny D" will be ready to ship on July 21, 2014 when it is dry! Shipping is set for the framed version, but if you purchase just the painting and or the matt backer I will adjust the shipping accordingly!
Yesterday was a wildlife party around here.  I've got baby birds, so mom and dad have posed LOTS for me...here is one...I think this is a wren...any thoughts?
 We've also had a big young buck hanging around the property of late.  He doesn't much care for my hubby...snorts and paws at the ground, but for me, he just seems curious...
I highly suspect both these will end up in paintings at one time or another...! FUN DOINS!

HAPPY CREATING!

"FUZZY P" A PUP 4X4" OIL ON TEXTURED PANEL © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Fuzzy P" a pup
4x4" oil on textured panel
$30 unframed; 37 framed

(Fluffy P is another of the visitors I had at Summer Art Market this year.  He stopped just long enough to get a drink and say hello!)

"Fluffy P" is a wiry little ball of joy. He stopped by to visit and I was taken immediately by his big blue eyes....well, maybe not the eyes; cuz you can't see them, but his charm makes up for it! A sweetheart for sure, he will be ready to come home to you on July 19, 2014 when he is dry. You can take him as is in all his 4x4" glory, to frame in your own 4x4 frame (remember 1/2" is taken on all sides), or sit on an easel as is. OR, for .50 more I can put a 5x5" black or off white backer board for you to frame him in your own 5x5" frame so all sides show. OR you can choose the black or off white framing choices. Shipping is set for the framed version, but if you choose the matt backing or just the painting, I will adjust the shipping accordingly! PS. the black frame is a hard plastic, and the off white is distressed wood. 
 My flowers in pots are doing well this year.  I thought the daisies were specially happy!  At my house we can't PLANT flowers in our flower beds as the deer will eat them, so my color that isn't an established deer hated plant is in pots on my deck!
HAPPY CREATING!

"BEACHY STRIPES" ORIGINAL 4X4" OIL ON PANEL and a BEGINNING © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Beachy Stripes"
4x4" oil on textured panel
SOLD: Thanks Susan!

 What a glorious day at the beach...the ocean waves coming in with a breeze and under a beautiful striped beach umbrella! This is a perfect reminder of such days, and ready to come home to give you that smile as you remember days like these! "Beach Stripes" is painted in oil on a 4x4" slightly textured panel. You can bring it home as is to set on an easel or frame in your own 4x4" frame (remember 1/2" is taken on all sides). OR, for .50 more I can mount it on a 5x5" black matt so you can frame it in your own 5x5" frame, OR you can order this with the black matt and frame shown to sit on a table or hang! The choice is yours! "Beach Stripes" will be ready to ship on July 16, 2014 when it is dry. Shipping prices reflect the framed choice, but if you order it without I will adjust charges to reflect the lighter weight! 
 This photo came from a blogger friend of mine; Alisa Burke.  She took it years ago, but graciously let me use the image.  Thanks Alisa!

I'm getting excited for my little grandson Paxton's 3rd birthday!  I can't believe time has passed so quickly!  This little part of my family recently moved to a new house, and his room needs new artwork...so, nana is on it!  I want to pay homage to these years of his little life where the alphabet has been SO important to him!  He learned his letters so early, and still loves to play with them...he spells now and is absolutely still the apple of my eye!  SO, nana is going to paint him something with his precious letters...and also pay homage to his home town team that is a big part of all of the family...the Nebraska Huskers...This sketch is the beginning...stay tuned as I play with letters myself in honor of my little sweetie pie!  FUN DOINS!

HAPPY CREATING!

"SAND BUDDIES" 4X4" OIL ON PANEL © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Sand Buddies"
4x4" oil on textured panel
$30 unframed; $42 framed

This soft moment in the sand is brought to you by these two little buddies just hanging out and enjoying the show! The SHOW, being the gentle whooshing of the waves coming in to shore! Can't you just picture this happy moment! "Sand Buddies" is painted in oil on a slightly textured 4"x4" panel. You can bring it home as is to sit on an easel or frame in your favorite 4x4" frame (remember 1/2" is taken on sides when framing). OR, I can mount it in a 5x5" off white matt so you can frame it yourself with all sides showing. OR I can send it in it's unique wood frame with design that reflects the movement of the waves. The frame has 2 1/4" width, with a 9 x 9" over all size. Any way you choose, "Sand Buddies" will be ready to ship on July 14, 2014 when it is dry. 

I've really been enjoying making my fun canvas baskets.  So far I'm stocking my gallery/shop; Luna's Mandala in Conifer...but, I may end up putting them in my ETSY shop at some point.  
 So far my condundrum is the pricing.  My "bitties" as I call them are a mere 3 1/2" wide and about 2" deep with a 2 1/2" height...I can't charge that much due to their size, but the process I use to make them is exactly the same as for the larger baskets...so, that's the hitch!  I LOVE making them...but, they have to be cost effective...hmmmm.  I'm working on it!

I have to laugh, because I'm always making stuff and almost never keep one for myself, but today I changed that...I kept "Wanderlust" for my alphabet stamps...FUN DOINS!
HAPPY CREATING!

"GRASS FED" AN OSTRICH © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Grass Fed" an Ostrich
4x4" oil on textured panel
$30 unframed; $36.50 framed

"Grass Fed" is a typical ostrich that always has something yummy in her mount! In fact, most of the ostrich's I've seen usually have some sort of grass or weed in their mouths, so why not paint her in all her natural glory! "Grass Fed" is painted in oil on a textured panel. She can go home to you as is and sit on an easel, or be framed in a 4"x4" frame of your choosing (remember 1/2" is taken on all sides for framing), OR, for .50 more I can mount her on a 5x5" black or off white matt so she can be framed in a 5x5" frame of your choice with all her glorious sides showing, OR you can choose the matted and framed options either in a black or off white frame as shown! "Grass Fed" will be ready to ship on or about July 14, 2014 when she is dry! PS.. shipping is set for the framed version, but if you choose just the painting with or without matt, I will adjust and give you a refund for the difference.
HAPPY CREATING!

"RAVEN POSE" ORIGINAL OIL ON TEXTURED PANEL FOR MY ETSY SHOP © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Raven Pose"
5x5" oil on textured panel
$52 unframed; $60 framed

The Raven is a wise and knowledgeable fellow posing in all his glory! "Raven Pose" has captured that moment where he stands and sees all around; just waiting to grace your perfect spot! "Raven Pose" is painted in oil on a 5"x5" slightly textured panel. He can sit on an easel as is, or can be framed in a 5x5" frame (remember 1/2" is taken up on all sides, so this one might cut off the very top of his head), OR for .50 more I can mount him on a white or black matt so he can be framed in a 6x6" frame with all his sides showing. OR, I can mount him on black or white matt and send him in the black distressed 6"x6" frame as shown. Just choose your option and it will be done. "Raven Pose" will be ready to ship on July 10, 2014 when he is dry. Shipping is calculated for mailing with the frame, but if you choose the unframed or mounted on matt I will refund some of your shipping to reflect.
I've been working on more canvas baskets...these will be at LUNA'S MANDALA in Conifer, CO.

It's getting "hot" up here on the mountain...but, really, we can't complain as we have 0 humidity...but, the heat has brought the cactus blooms.  Gotta love that!
and, on I go...

HAPPY CREATING!

"TuTu" a pup © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"TuTu" a pup
4x4" oil on textured panel
SOLD

What can I say...?  She came by my tent at summer art market, and I snapped that pic!  I just had to paint her little fluffiness!

HAPPY CREATING!

"ST. BERNIE" A DOG FRIEND © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"St. Bernie" a dog friend
4x4" oil on textured panel
SOLD 

St. Bernie has a sweet disposition; he's just hanging out waiting to go home with you! He's painted in oil over a textured panel. He can go home to you as is in his 4"x4" glory to sit on an easel, or can be framed in a 4x4" mini frame (remember 1/2" is taken on sides). Or for .50 more i can mount him on a 5x5" black or off white backer board so you can frame him in a 5x5" frame with all his sides showing. The 5"x5" black frame shown can be added for the complete look. Black frame is 1/2" wide. The off white frame can be found on ETSY at Rustic and Refined Design. St. Bernie will be ready to ship on July 8, 2014 when he is dry! 
frame can sit on shelf or can hang
 The Aspen Window project was a BIG hit with the collector, so it looks like I will be doing one for her as well...I will be looking into making small versions; one pane, for sale, so stay tuned!!


HAPPY CREATING!

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