Wednesday, May 6, 2009


"Weeds" is a 6 3/4" x 7 3/4" gesso on panel piece that I did for a wonderful challenge blog (Inspiration All Around Us) I follow that is hosted by a wonderful artist in her own right; Dana Marie. Click here to check out her site. I haven't done challenge blogs up to this point, mainly because I've been so focused on my blog and website.

I feel so strongly that we are all a big community; a family if you will, that I want to support as many as I can. Dana Marie was so kind to me as a newbie in this in helping me along, so visit her site and try these things if you feel led to do so!

I painted "Weeds" with a mixture of palette knife and a small brush to put in some detail work and it was a pleasant enough piece, but needed, with my collage brain I went out back and pulled a few grasses and added them as the stalks of the weeds and then took modeling paste to build up some texture on the heads and then painted them. It brought the focus from the back to the front, and so it became about the weeds mostly. I'm now thinking about my new blogger friends Jane Hunt (who sometimes embeds plants into her beautiful work) and Elizabeth Seaver (who is a very creative collage artist) as I am grabbing this or that to add to my paintings. You must visit their sites and see what I'm talking about!

I'm not thrilled with the photo of the detail. I have to get back in my camera book to see why my close-up is blurring the images...aaarrrggghhh! Another book to study...oh well.

So, the little voice at the end of my blogs these days...only ONE more follower needed to allow me to give a little collage painting away...I'm TRYING to be patient...:) Have a great day you all!


Anonymous said...

I like the colors you used and your creativity with collage is working well. Nice work.

becky joy said...

Nice use of color in your paintings.

Jane Hunt said...

I absolutely love this piece!!
I am having huge probs w/ photographing my work too - unfortunately, I think I may need a better camera.
Thanks for mentioning me:)

sema said...

beautiful work of art!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I love "Weeds," and especially the description of your additions to the painting--as you might imagine, given my "everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to art! Thanks so much for mentioning me on your post today. Your comments on my blog always blow me away!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thank you all for your positive comments! I am amused at how the focus changed, and after it did I was thinking how I would have cropped it...but alas...this one is done, and on to the next! Always on to the next!!

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