HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MICHELLE...and things in process...

My FIRST thing is to say Happy Birthday to my sweet girl!  This is one of my favorite pictures of Michelle...today as I came home from school I was thinking how much MORE I liked what I brought home 27 years ago...yep...a beautiful baby girl...instead of partially finished projects and school work which I brought home today! WHO WOULDN'T! lol  So...Happy Day my girl!!  love you!!
Beautiful sunrise on my girl's 27th birthday!!

Second order of business is my portrait painted by Carol Nelson was chosen as the favorite from her last 10...YIPPEE!!  I agree Carol....mine was best!!

As promised I am showing you what happened with the shoe morph...As things go with teachers...our examples usually get MOSTLY done before we have to lay it aside and help the kids finish theirs...so this was mine...if you look closely you can see the shoe coming out here and there...FUNNY...reminded me of college!
The background was underpainted with an orange color and at this time is left to show through...I'm working on what I want to do with the background...and add a swipe or two to the birds and trees and THEN I may call this finished.
"Birds on a Light" © Saundra Lane Galloway
6x12" oil on wrapped canvas

These fun birds on a light are in process...I may not have much yet to do, but want to play with it a bit. This pic was taken in San Diego on a very cloudy day...I thought the bird in the middle was hilarious with his feathers all ruffled up like this...so I painted it as it was...

Because the birds were off a bit in the distance, and the sky was very grey I decided to mix two pics...my plan is to make sure the palms stay way back...very muted and little detail, so as to bring the birds to the place of honor they should have...so that is all I got done in between kids finding me in my office to ask a question about this or that...even on our off hours teachers can't hide! HA

But, all in all a good day!  HAPPY CREATING...and a reminder that you have til the end of April to submit your paintings from the zoo pics I posted...As a reminder...all you have to do is be a follower, paint from the pics that were posted on MARCH 30 and e-mail it to me at art4life44@hotmail.com and I will add your name to the drawing for one of the contest choices on my sidebar!!  Hope you find anything there a little tempting!! 

6 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Hope Michelle had a great birthday! Love each of your paintings, Saundra, but that little bird painting is so cool. I love your artist's eyes.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks woman!! (the way I talk to my close friends...thought it was time! ha)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Happy B-day to Michelle and her mama!

The giraffe is so fun to see. I was wondering how you would resolve that shoe issue!

And I absolutely adore the birds on the light!! I think your idea of keeping the palm trees in the background is a good one, but it is fun to see them there. It gives such a feeling of place for the rest of the painting. Great job, Saundra!!

Art with Liz said...

A beautiful photo of Michelle and may she have the most wonderful 27th birthday ever.

Your birds on the light are fantastic! What a lovely idea and a great composition.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks girls!! I'm still having fun!! And, Michelle says thank you for all the well wishes!!

Lokelani Forrest said...

Your daughter is beautiful. Enjoyed your paintings, love the birdies.

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