Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pine Forest (almost) COMPLETED

Click to see larger version...the light in this hotel room is terrible for photos!! sorry!

(detail)

Oh boy...I'm sitting down in Denver in a Holiday Inn cuz I'm snowed out of my house! Husband had meeting EARLY with some out of town big wigs...so we came down last night to avoid what was surely going to be a day of digging out! I hear we have about a foot so far up there!! Probably be down her tonight too...aaaarrrrgggghhhh!! I just had time before it got too bad to grab my computer and camera and this painting...I'm calling it Pine Forest for now...but I think I may need to change it...any suggestions?? For all intents and purposes I'm calling it finished...BUT I reserve the right when I finally get back home to see if it needs some tweaking in darks/lights in some areas...

I was able to put the details of the background further to the back so I could lay in some branches and foliage. I do so many aspen trunks with no foliage that I was in the mood for some green boughs...BUT, I wanted to keep it more abstract in order to follow with the way I started...so no real detail here!

Now, I know we have tons of snow up at the house and I'm not there...but I wanted to give you a feeling for what it may be; which is COLD and white...so til I get up there to take some actual pics I'm sharing one I took from our last one a week or so ago...We didn't get too much then...but you get the picture...ha...get the pun!! Ok, OK...I'm still waking up!! Happy Painting to all of you who get to do that today!!

9 comments:

Art with Liz said...

This painting is beautiful Saundra! Absolutely beautiful. Don't know if I can say the same about the snow ... makes a pretty picture but oh so cold. (PS Nice and warm here)

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks Liz...I know...when we're cold you're warm...that's the way the world bounces!! Happy for your warm!!

AutumnLeaves said...

No suggestions from me, Saundra. I think it looks beautiful as is. I am reminded of when I took my girls through the redwoods in CA quite a few years ago now. Just stunning. I'm rather amazed to know that this was a collage at outset. I never really seem to see that and they always look like beautiful paintings! You continue to awe...

Krista Hasson said...

I really like this, I love how the soft background shows through and recedes giving you that sense of depth.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thank you Autumn Leaves! I have been sitting here in a hotel the past two days looking at it...maybe put a tiny bit of darks in places...:)

Krista...I appreciate your comments. I learned my lesson (AGAIN) to REALLY make sure that the background is the value I want before I do more! :)

Karen Hargett said...

Love the painting of the pines - my suggestion is "Whispering Pines"

The snow is beautiful - sorry you had to leave your house - stay warm.

Karen Hargett said...

PS - now that I think about that suggestion it may sound like a cemetery - maybe "whispers in the pines" wouldn't be so bad LOL

Jane Hunt said...

This came out beautiful!
Hope you can return home soon!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks for the suggestions Karen...I'm gonna ponder them!!

Jane, thank you! Yep...we're here...but I feel burried!! ha

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