Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A NEW Challenge

This is the second piece I will do...Oh I have MY work cut out for me!!

This is the 18x24" I'm currently beginning.

My wonderful son-in-law asked me to do him a painting or two for Christmas. This was a thrilling request. The highest of honors...and I'm rarin to go! I do NOT paint things from other people's photos unless I have permission if I am going to sell my work. The ONLY exception is if my family has a request and it will not be sold. Damon had some photos he liked of his beloved Nebraska football stadium and players. I don't know much about football I gladly accepted these. We chose a couple from some he had saved, and these are the chosen ones. So...whew...this is the challenge before me! I've started the sketch of the football field; the Nebraska stadium on a 18x24" stretched canvas. I always cringe a bit when there is linear perspective (not my best thing), but I am also excited to try to do something different for me, and of course thrilled to do something that my son-in-law actually requested of me! I'll be showin it at different I go!!

I wanted to sneak in the final version of "Aspen Light" (the name is thanks to a fairly new follower; Karen Hargett) I added a very few highlights here and there, but basically it is the same. Thanks to all of you who gave me ideas for names. I'm a keepin them all for future paintings if that is ok!!

Don't know if I'll be teaching tomorrow or not, so I'll either paint some or teach some...Either way for me, I hope you all have happy days of painting!!


AutumnLeaves said...

Aspen Light is gorgeous, Saundra! I don't think I have seen an aspen I haven't loved. I hope you are really enjoying your tv stand too. I think of that piece all of the time; truly stunning. Good luck with these two Christmas paintings! I know you will do these photos proud with your interpretation. I love the photo with the footballers praying! Lucky Damon!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Way to start my day with a smile Autumn Leaves!! I think one thing that makes Aspen Light work is the light against the dark...very strong contrasts are FUN!

Karen Hargett said...

Looks like you have your work cut out for you - they should be great make great paintings.

I'm glad the name worked for you - I love naming artwork ;-)

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Yes I do Karen!! And doing it around subbing will be a challenge...this kind of painting for me should be done largely in one sitting...whew! I'm glad SOMEBODY likes to name paintings!! Thanks again!!

Art with Liz said...

Love Aspen Light! We don't have trees like these here, so it makes your paintings doubly special. And oh boy, I'm looking forward to seeing those football paintings!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Me too Liz...hope I can pull it off! Nothing like extra pressure being my son-in-law! HA

Karen Hargett said...


You've been awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award. You can visit my blog to accept and pass it on to other deserving artists and bloggers.


Saundra Lane Galloway said...

I am duly honored Karen...I'll get on it! Thank you for thinking of me!

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