Thursday, August 31, 2017

"A BEAR IN PARADISE" MIXED MEDIA ON CRADLED PANEL © SAUNDRA LANE FINE ART

"A Bear in Paradise"
18"x18"
SOLD
Mixed Media on Cradled Panel
This bear painting was done as a request from someone who saw "Bear Visit" I did a year ago; that sold, and she loved it so much she wanted one similar...Which is good, as similar is all I would be able to do on something like this...You can see the first one below IS similar, but different...ha...I enjoyed working on it to try to give her what she wanted.  
I think each one has some fun qualities, so I didn't mind doing it...

 detail...I think she will enjoy the different paper...I know her well enough to know this...
 This gives an idea of size when put in some type of decor...

This one is cradled...I used a combination of grey and leather stain to compliment the painting.

STAY INSPIRED IN ANY WAY YOU CAN!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

"DRAGONFLY" ORIGINAL OIL ON PANEL; FRAMED © SAUNDRA LANE FINE ART


This is my 3rd entry for the Mountainside Miniature show coming up in just a few days!  I love painting dragonflies...and...the story goes that...

When a dragonfly lands on you, you will hear excellent news from someone far away from home. A dead dragonfly symbolizes sad news. Dragonfly symbolism crosses and combines with that of the butterfly and change. The dragonfly symbolizes going past self-created illusions that limit our growing and changing. Dragonflies are a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity.

They are fantastic flyers, darting like light, twisting, turning, changing direction, even going backwards as the need arises. They are inhabitants of two realms - starting with water, and moving to the air with maturity, but staying close to water. Some people who have the dragonfly as their totem have had emotional and passionate early years, but as they get older they achieve balance with mental clarity and control. They gain an expression of the emotional and mental together.

Dragonflies are old and adaptive insects, and are most powerful in the summer under the effects of warmth and sunlight. Their colors are a result of reflecting and refracting the power of light. As a result, they are associated with color magic, illusion in causing others only to see what you wish, and other mysticism.

The are often represented in Japanese paintings, representing new light and joy. To some Native Americans they are the souls of the dead. Faerie stories say that they used to be real dragons.

Dragonflies are reminders that we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways if we choose to do so. "Let there be light" is the divine prompting to use the creative imagination as a force within your life. They help you to see through your illusions and allow your own light to shine in a new vision. 

 Whatever they are to you...a dragonfly is a pretty little creature for sure!

FIND INSPIRATION WHEREVER YOU CAN!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

"BEAR" IS ORIGINAL OIL ON PANEL 4"X4" © SAUNDRA LANE FINE ART

"Bear"
4"x4" oil on panel
Framed in 8"x8" wood one of a kind frame
$85
ON HOLD FOR THE MOUNTAINSIDE MINIATURE SHOW

"Bear" is another of the visitors we have up here in the foothills above Denver every year.  I painted him in the fauvist style I have come to love...COLOR!  Love it!
I enjoy mixing different frames with some molding from time to time to highlight my paintings...this one was especially FUN!

You can see in the side view how the frames work together...
This I am using as a small work that will most likely turn into a larger work.  I've got a 15"x15" cradle that just screams BEAR larger to me!  Stay tuned!

INSPIRATION IS A GIFT...!


Monday, July 31, 2017

"BUNNY" ORIGINAL OIL ON PANEL 5"X4"; FRAMED 9"X7.5" © SAUNDRA LANE FINE ART

"Bunny"
5"x4" oil on panel
Framed
$85
On Hold for Mountainside Miniature show
August 30-September 28 2017

It's that time of year again when I enter one of my favorite shows...Mountainside Miniatures.  This show will be at the Lakewood Arts Council next to Casa Bonita in Colorado from August 30-September 28.

This year I decided to do creatures that are on our property.  The first is "Bunny" who visits us every morning!  I think of this little baby as all color and light and fun!  She often sits with her back to me, but with that one little eye keeping watch on my every movement!  
I chose this sweet little frame that is slightly distressed to highlight our little "Bunny" visitor!

FIND INSPIRATION WHERE YOU ARE!

Monday, May 22, 2017

"SLICE OF PINE" ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA PAINTING OF A PINE TREE © SAUNDRA LANE FINE ART

"Slice of Pine"
24" x 6" x 1.5" deep
Mixed Media on Cradled Panel
$225 
Available through my WEBSITE

For a fun "Long Skinny" as I call them, this slice of pine tree is painted on a cradled panel that is stained green on the sides.  I adore how the depth of these paintings can allow for sitting on a shelf OR hanging.  I have included a wire on back.  The background actually started out as another painting, so there are things back there that were original to another work that I didn't really enjoy.  Then I put some paper over it, acid free of course...a bit of texture and then the tree is in oil.  A great conversation piece for sure!
 this was the beginning of laying in paper
I like to draw many of my subject matter with charcoal so I can smudge it out if I don't like the placement of a thing...
As you can see the sides are a green stain that compliment the tree branches and bring unity.
The end result is a fun long skinny that fits in just about any small space that needs a little pizazz!

INSPIRATION ABOUNDS!

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