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!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

'DREAM CATCHERS' © SAUNDRA LANE FINE ART

My dream catchers are a new creation for me.  I am always looking for new ways to be creative.  For me, working in a new medium is a way to generate more inspiration in my work as an artist.  I was never interested in doing them before, until one day I realized I don't have to create a perfectly symmetrical dream catcher...I can tickle my artist view by doing them in a new way.  Creating something with your own spin is a perfect solution for days when you are stuck for ideas!

My dream catchers are made with aspen branches from my property on the mountain.  I have learned that the best way to create them is to shape them as they might naturally be; meaning, not a perfect circle...and then letting them dry a bit.  This way they will not shrink once you have added the web inside.  I enjoy adding a bead or two..this one has a hand made bead from a magazine I rolled, and an actual acorn that I found after a season.  To add another of my personal spins I added a word encased in two part epoxy.  I tea died an old t-shirt and use them as an added element of texture hanging from these catchers...and then I decorate with feathers and beads...I love leaving little shoots (when they are there) of branch in my designs that emphasize the natural"ness" of the finished dream catcher.
 Another "Be" This one is SOLD

 "Goddess at Heart" available through Luna's Mandala in Conifer Colorado

 "I am Worthy of My Dreams" SOLD

The fun thing about these fun bits of whimsy is they can be personalized with a word of phrase of your choosing!  The only drawback is these little beauties are not huge so you have to keep your phrase to a few words...but...FUN!

I happen to be teaching a class on how to make these beauties on June 4 at our local coffee shop called Tamari's.  If you are interested...send me a message!

KEEP LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

GROWING PAINS AS AN ARTIST...

"Spring Grove"
2'x2'
currently my private collection
"Spring Aspen"
18"x18"
Luna's Mandala
I just finished my latest newsletter for my website in which I described my current process in my latest "Growth Spurt" as an artist.  This one has been awhile in the making...if you would like to read it, please follow the link!  

As an artist it is imperative that we change and grow just as we grow as human beings.  This keeps us from stagnating.  This is what has been happening in my life the past couple of years.  Throw in a few life changing events like job losses, fires, health issues, and a myriad of other events and this growth spurt has been longer than I think it would have been...but life has it's twists and turns and we can only do our best to move forward as we have time and breath to do so.

The two paintings above are the result of my growing pains...along with so many projects and other things I have been doing to create inspiration in this artist brain of mine!

SO, follow along if you will...life is awesome, and crazy and scary and fun...for us all!

KEEP LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION WHERE YOU CAN!

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