ANNOUNCING A NEW INTERACTIVE PAINTING PROJECT! 100 PET PORTRAITS IN 100 DAYS! © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

 "Portrait of Matisse"
by Andre Derain
1905
Today I am  announcing a new painting project that has been on my mind for awhile now.  In order to loosen up and spark my creative expression I want to do 100 Pet Portraits in 100 days!  These portraits will be a little different in that I will be painting them with a fauvist influence (taken from the french word fauve which means "wild beasts") .  Fauvism is a movement that was begun by Henri Matisse and Andre Derain as a transition from the impressionist movement. It was short lived between 1900-1910. It was characterized by bold brush strokes and exaggerated or bright out of the tube color.  That is my goal for my 100 pet portraits...to paint them in bright, exaggerated color using more bold brush strokes.  The example above describes what I am talking about meaning bold brush strokes and bright/exaggerated color.  Now, I will translate this into pets!  I love painting animals, so this should be a great project for me!

HERE'S WHERE YOU COME IN IF YOU WANT! :  My goal is to paint a pet portrait a day for 100 days. I will be loosely using the fauvist style as a guideline.  The only thing I can guarantee that will be true to color is the eye color...after that I will do my best to move into exaggerated color for the rest.  FUN DOINS FOLKS!  IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE you can send me through my e-mail or in the mail a head shot of your pet.  I will let you know very honestly if the photo is clear enough for me to see the detail I need to paint your pet.  By sending me a photo, you are giving me permission to paint the portrait and publish the completed painting along with the photo, on my blog, on my website, on Daily Paintworks and any other public forum I have.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: art4life44@hotmail.com (if for some reason the method you choose to send it doesn't open in my application, I may ask you to send it using a simpler method)
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 6345 Northway Dr., Morrison, CO  80465

SEND ME THE PHOTO WITH YOUR PET'S NAME! (add your name as mommy or daddy of the pet if you wish, and let me know if you want to be identified as the proud owner/parent of your little pet!!

Each pet portrait will be painted on a 6"x6" panel(slightly textured), in oil, and will be available for sale for $75 + $6 shipping and handling.  That's $81 total to your door if you should want to purchase your pet portrait.  YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT OBLIGATED TO PURCHASE THE PAINTING OF YOUR PET. You will be able to purchase the painting if you choose, using a pay pal button that will be either on my blog, or through my website. I AM NOT SET UP FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AT THIS TIME, so this particular project will be limited to the US...sorry international folks!  THE PAINTINGS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AS SOON AS THEY ARE DRY...USUALLY A WEEK OR SO.

PRIVACY CONSIDERATIONS: I will NOT reveal anything but your pet's name.  (unless you give me permission to add your name as his/her owner and want me to include a link to your blog or website). Each pet portrait will be given a number out of 100.  EXAMPLE:  the first portrait, "BERNARD, 1/100, the second "KITTY", 2/100 and so forth.  Your photo will not be returned.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS: The photo you send for consideration is for a head shot only.  Meaning I will not be painting the full body, so you should consider how just the head and partial "shoulders" will fit into a square format.  The best portraits for consideration should be clear and not fuzzy or dark.  It is awesome to have some sunlight to the left or right, but with pets that is rarely possible, so not a requirement, just a thought.  No group photos with your pet in the pic...that will be too hard to work with...I just need your little loved one in the photo!  Also, I need you to send me the eye color as it is not always clear in the best of photos.  THAT will be the ONLY part of your pet that I will make true to color for sure.  Straight on photos are great, but sometimes, as with cats...a side view or 3/4 view is fun too... I AM NOT JUST LIMITING THIS TO CATS AND DOGS...IF I CAN SEE YOUR PET CLEARLY IN A PHOTO AND I CAN MAKE A GOOD SQUARE FORMAT I WILL CONSIDER ANY PET...(snakes not so much folks...kind of scary...but NOT impossible...lol)  Send me the photo and I'll tell you honestly if it will work for this project!  FUN! PS...if you should want to add props...like hats, glasses, etc in your photo for consideration for this project that is fine with me...I'll laugh through the process! :)

WHEN THIS BEGINS: I would love you to send your photos ASAP as I will be beginning this project on February 1, 2015!  I will let you know if your photo will work for this project.  I appreciate your participation in this fun painterly endeavor!

MY INSPIRATION FOR THIS WAS MY GOOD FRIEND AND A FANTASTIC ARTIST CAROL NELSON who did this a few years ago for people portraits...THANKS CAROL!!

HAPPY PHOTOGRAPHING!!!


"RED AND WHITE UMBRELLA" ORIGINAL OIL ON TEXTURED PANEL © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Red and White Umbrella"
7"x5" oil on textured panel
Comes framed; 15" x 13" finished size
$120

I have to say I am confounded as to where I got this photo...I've had it a long time...I know I write and ask permission if need be...so I'm sad I can't give proper thanks for the person that allowed me to use it...but THANK YOU!

A nod to the love of the waves this girl with her red and white umbrella standing sentry. "Red and White Umbrella" is painted in oil on a slightly textured 7"x5" panel. She comes framed in this very unique, one of a kind wood frame that has some distressed areas and a hint of the blue/green colors found in the painting gracing the molding around the edges. The finished size is 15" x 13" and comes ready to hang or you can set her on a mid sized easel.
 The frame is my own creation.  I'm loving putting together different profiles and moldings to create one of a kind frames for some of my works...This is an off white paint with a bit of the blue/green color on the outside molding to pull things together.  

I am excited that I will be starting a new project in the very near future that involves anyone with a pet!! :)  STAY TUNED FOR A CALL FOR PHOTOS!  FUN DOINS!

HAPPY CREATING!

"BEACHY INNOCENCE" ORIGINAL OIL ON TEXTURED PANEL © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Beachy Innocence"
5"x7"
oil on textured panel
Wood Frame with added detail
SOLD

This is actually the daughter of an old friend from our Nebraska days.  They now live in Florida.  I was just in love with this little sweetheart with her red hair and asked Noah if I could paint it.  Happily he said YES!
I made her a frame with this added molding which seemed to just fit the beach theme.  I painted it off white and distressed it slightly.

Last night was the reception for the art show at the Stanton Gallery in Littleton's town hall building.  It is in conjunction with their current play.  I was asked to bring bright colored paintings and some flowers and animals...so...this is what hung.
My awesome friends Jon and Cynthia (Cynthia is the owner of my gallery in Conifer; Luna's Mandala) came by to see the show and visit.  Love these people!
I sold "Hatchet" last night...so he's off to his new home...FUN DOINS!

I've been really busy preparing things for my grandaughter's nursery; she is due in March.  Mom and dad actually found these elephant pics on line and asked if I could do them for them...so, I made stencils and painted them as requested.  The baby girl's name will be between them in some form or fashion.  I don't know her name yet...it's a fun secret!  
The little elephant is just a bit of softness that her nana got for her room...I'm fast and furiously working on the bumper pad and blanket for crib...BUSY DAYS AT THE GALLOWAY HOUSE!

HAPPY CREATING!

"PRU" AN OSTRICH © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Pru" an Ostrich
6"x4" oil on textured matt panel
$65 framed

I find this woman ostrich kind of funny...it looks a little like she is not quite awake...a little bedhead...makes me laugh! Still enjoying painting these creatures that make me laugh!










HAPPY CREATING!

"PINKY" AN OSTRICH BATHED IN ORANGE! © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Pinky" an Ostrich
4x4" oil on textured 1/2" deep panel
$45 with easel

I just love trying out new colors.  This girl is painted with an orange background...I think it makes her perkily intense! FUN!  When she is dry she will be hoping over to her new gallery in Conifer.  If you are in the area...come visit!

Today I hang my paintings at the STANTON ART GALLERY in Littleton's town hall building on main street.  The show is in conjunction with their current play.  The gallery is open during the day as well...More on the reception times coming soon.  One I just finished framing for the show is "P 3".
HAPPY CREATING!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I'M STARTING WITH A GRIN..."PEARLY" AN OSTRICH © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Pearly" an Ostrich with class!
6"x4" oil on textured panel
framed in my own custom frame
$80
 
a personal favorite!

 I almost named this pretty girl "Chicken Neck"...it made me laugh, but she is just too pretty; all bathed in sunshine...so she became "Pearly"...just stretching her neck up to show us all how glorious she really is! Can't you just see a strand of pearls gracing that beautiful neck! That's for when she goes out at night of course. "Pearly" is a 6"x4" oil on slightly textured panel. "Pearly" comes framed in this one of a kind wood frame, ready to hang, made by yours truly. 
 The finished size of the frame is 11" x 9". 
 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
HAPPY CREATING!


"S' UP" an OSTRICH FOR MY ETSY SHOP © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"S' Up" an Ostrich
4"x4" oil on textured panel
$30

 When I see this face, I see the phrase "S' Up"...doesn't this ostrich just look like that is what is being said! A funny look at a funny bird that has a million faces; all funny! "S' Up" is for the person with a sense of humor! "S' Up" is painted in oil on a slightly textured panel. You can frame this ostrich as is in your favorite 4"x4" frame (keep in mind 1/2" is taken on all sides when framing), or for just .50 more I can mount this funny bird on a 5"x5" off white or black backer board so you can frame in your favorite 5"x5" frame with all sides showing! The examples are shown with each color; though the frames are not included. You can find the off white frame on ETSY at Rustic and Refined Design, or the black frame at Michaels in their photo frame section.











I've been exploring frame options for some of my panel paintings.  I came up with this frame for my "Yellow and White Daisies" that will be hanging in the Stanton Gallery Littleton show coming up January 6, 2015! This one has a couple types of molding...and paper...FUN!
Another frame I came up with for my daughter's Christmas painting to go in baby girl's room I hear...I've made one like it for my newest ostrich painting posting soon!!

HAPPY CREATING!

HARREINGTON B III" A BUNNY OF SOME MEANS © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Harreington B III"
6x4" oil on textured panel
comes FRAMED
$75

 "Harreington B III" is a bunny that came from fame and fortune. He's trying his best to find his way with all that B the III tagging along behind, and I think he is making a fine figure of a bunny! Harreington comes with his own very stately but fun frame; with a distressed off white finish. A perfect pair I'd say. He can hang or sit on a table! 
 finished frame size : 10 1/4" x 8 1/4"


Christmas found us with my most wonderful son who has recently transplanted from San Diego.  I think the cold of Colorado and the lack of ocean is a bit much, so I see him returning as soon as humanly possible!  But, for now it is good to have his face near by; even if for a season!
 
 HAPPY CREATING!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

As we close down this year of 2014, I just wanted to stop and wish all of my followers a 
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

For us it is about family and friends...and WHO better to display that than my beautiful daughter and my most precious grandson!

Thank you all for your most valued support and encouragement!!

HAVE A GLORIOUS AND CREATIVE SEASON!!

HAPPY CREATING!!

"GOOSE NECK" ORIGINAL OIL ON TEXTURED PANEL © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Goose Neck"
6"x4" oil on textured panel
ON HOLD for Stanton Art Gallery

Another painting for my show in Jan at the Stanton Gallery in Littleton, Co.  I think I've learned a lesson for the future.  Although I am happy to be in a show, doing artwork right before Christmas that I don't put in my own ETSY shop is a little frustrating! However I'm sure it will all work out in the end...what does not sell will go in the shop right after the show is over in February.  Lessons are awesome!  That's how we end up with a life that we want!

I, however, have done a couple more ostrich paintings...one for sure in my ETSY shop!  Stay tuned!

HAPPY CREATING!

© Saundra Lane Galloway Fine Art

All rights reserved. All work created is protected under copyright law and must not be reproduced without express permission of Saundra Lane Galloway

READ MY PUBLISHED ARTICLES ON CREATIVE TOPICS

READ MY PUBLISHED ARTICLES ON CREATIVE TOPICS
follow the link and click subscribe if you want to receive my articles as they are published

A SIGNATURE MEMBER OF COLORADO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...