Wednesday, August 19, 2009

In Process

This is another aspen piece in process. I loved doing my Aspen Collage with the dark blue so much I wanted to do another with similar colors. The challenge with doing so many tree paintings is keeping things fresh and having variety. I already have the unity in the subject matter! I keep waiting to be tired of the tree, but at this stage in my life I'm not sure that is going to happen. I'm happy!

The first stage was to tint the canvas and next came laying in my papers. I enjoy the unique shape left between the top and bottom papers. Since there is to be a good bit of detail in the trees themselves I left the papers whole instead of tearing them. With the horizontal layout it seemed best to keep the texture to a minimum.

The next step was to lay in trunks with my homemade aspen paper. That is fun in itself to cut the pieces and lay them as I want them. With that very step the possibilities are endless. FUN! I can't say I like one technique more than the other...painting vs. collage...I can only say the one I choose fits the mood of the that is my stance on that...STILL! Arrrggghhh...alas...not the best for marketing...Sigh...But I'm happy in my work thus that struggle is on going.

It was my plan to be finished today...but, with my hubby gone it was time for another small disaster that took some time to get worked out. Today's problem was...trash in garage; car in garage...door won't open! I had to wiggle through a window, and try to release the door opener...couldn't get it to work...wiggle back...get a neighbor, who told me my spring was broken...Call the owner...after much sweat and a bit of a back strain we got the door up and trash and car out...YEA!!...but that took a couple of hours...whew!

The good news is there is always tomorrow!! Happy Painting and welcome to my newest follower. We are only 4 followers away from our next give-away!


Charlene Brown said...

I'm happy to say I don't think you'll ever get tired of aspens -- how could anybody get tired of aspens -- which you present in so many truly beautiful ways.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thank you Charlene...I don't think I ever will!

AutumnLeaves said...

I don't think I get tired of aspens either, Saundra. Especially as you present them! Besides your homemade paper for the aspens, what are the other materials you use? They look quite nice indeed!

These are the good things about renting though...someone else has to pay for the fix! LOL How goes your building (I thought I read somewhere that you were building your own place?)?

Karen Hargett said...

Oh I'm glad to see your collage in progress - I love the texture already. I think aspens are gorgeous trees. On a DIY show they had planted a small stand of aspens in their yard in the city and it was just beautiful. I don't think aspens will grow in central Texas though ;-)

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thank you Autumn Leaves...I used store bought papers as well...It just has to fit into my color scheme...and of course I paint with acrylics...No...wish I was building my own place...but alas, my studio is a bedroom upstairs.

Karen, Thank you for checking in! I lived in Texas and never saw an aspen...glad I have them to look at for as long as we live here though!

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