"Winter Oak" © Saundra Lane Galloway Fine Art
Whenever I find myself in a rut with my painting; which can be easy at times since I love to paint trees so much, but want to keep things fresh, I try something new. This paper cast came after creating a mold from copper. I spent some time experimenting with surfaces to make it possible to paint on the cast and have it come out like I wanted. First I just painted with my acrylics directly on the surface and it came out a bit too wet on wet looking for what I was going for. I then applied some gesso to the surface and was able to paint on top of that. I like the way it turned out, so plan to do more casts. I encourage you to try something new from time to time...it keeps things fresh and exciting! The pictures are from my old camera...yes still learning about my new one, so the colors didn't come out as strong as they are in life, but I wanted to share this anyway, and hope it inspires you to reach a bit from time to time, in whatever way that works for you!