Monday, September 14, 2009

SO FAR...





Today I was off from teaching so I had a few moments to get in and actually paint a bit. I didn't finish as you can see...but I am on my way. What you are seeing is the background of a piece that will have more foliage and an aspen in front. I work tomorrow afternoon, but hope to get it nearly finished in the morning.

I would have finished today, BUT went to pick up a lateral file we bought at an estate sale over the weekend. I'm only telling you this because of the scary nature of the visit to pick up the furniture. We met the owners of a HUGE house in our neighborhood on Saturday. We had a few minutes to visit with her and during that visit she told us she believed her house to be HAUNTED! She was told this when they purchased the house some years before. She recounted an experience one day of seeing what looked like grim reapers walking down her hallway! Now, I don't really believe in such things, but we went to pick up the furniture today when the house was empty. It is a giant 15,000 sq ft. house that has many long corridors. We got the files out and in my car and my sweetie said he'd left his sunglasses in the bedroom. I bravely volunteered to retrieve them. I have to tell you as I was going through the corridors I was totally freaked out; thinking any minute I would come face to face with a grim reaper! HA. Oh what our imaginations will do to us!! Needless to say I ran through the house and back out again in record time. WHEW...

The little boy fishing is my son when he was about 4 years old. I did this some time back, but some VERY tiny adjustments need to be made. It looks just like him...but something about his coloring isn't like I want it...so I plan to play with it to see if it improves...I included it today as I've been thinking about my son a lot and want to get it right...and I am tickled remembering that he really used to believe that a fish would bite the stick and he could pull it out. I remember he sat there for quite awhile SO PATIENT...just a waiting...I love those memories!!

So, this is as far as I got...hopefully will be able to show you the finished product tomorrow! Til then...HAPPY PAINTING!!

5 comments:

Art with Liz said...

Gosh Saundra, I seem to have missed so much - Pooh bears and batik trees, cup cakes, sunflowers and spider webs. You sound as though you had a hectic few weeks teaching. Love this latest post - and your son is just so gorgeous!

AutumnLeaves said...

Wow, Saundra! I love both paintings! I remember thinking the same thing as your son when I was little about the fish biting the stick and then just holding on so you could pull them out of the water. LOL Anyway, this other new piece is stunning! I love the muddy pond in front and look forward to seeing your beloved aspens added to the piece. Methinks your son looks like his mom!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

LIZ!! Glad you stopped by! Yes...it has been quite hectic! You know that thing that happens...the more we do, the more we get done...or something like that...Seems as my schedule filled up, I HAD to get a bit more organized..Thanks...I think my boy is THE most EVERYTHING!!

Autumn Leaves! Thank you for always being such a motivator! You have a talent! I love the little fish story. Stay tuned later today (hopefully)...the muddy pond turned into more foliage...:) And...I absolutely ADORE looking like my kiddos...They are two incredible people!!

Karen Hargett said...

I love seeing a bit of how you start your paintings and work your way thru - a real treat. Thanks for sharing.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

No problem Karen...that is the teacher in me I think! I "finished" it today...check back!

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