Saturday, January 2, 2010

An Aspen in Process

I thought I'd show you my latest piece in process. I like to talk about process some as I'm always hoping it may help someone who is struggling with a thing...This is my latest piece. Doesn't have a name yet...but you can guess it will be something about aspen. HE!

I am attracted to the very dark purple browns in the background of some of these pictures I have. I think the contrast with the trunks will be great! This canvas is 30x24. I haven't finished laying in all the trees I may put in...but I'm still thinking about that. On some of my aspen I don't even have a reference photo except a loose one in my head...but this one has one. It was obviously taken in September or early October as the leaves are all a golden color with the sun bouncing off of them here and there.

To begin a larger piece it takes a bit more...duh...cuz it is bigger...(ha) So, for a good little while I put in sky color first. Why...might you ask, since it is all most likely be covered over? But...it isn't all totally covered over and in case there was a slight bit showing here and there I wanted it to be sky. Call me overcautious...ha! I like to blend a bit of sky color with the purply/brown/blue mixture to give some areas of lighter. I will also be laying in a bit of leaf here and there in the background. WOW...did I sound crabby there? Sorry...just excited!

BY THE WAY...(I didn't forget)...January 11 will be the one year anniversary of this blog. I wanted to celebrate by having another give-away for my followers. SO...on that day I will draw from my followers and you will be able to choose from the contest choices on my sidebar. I also think I may do another one or so to add to the choices before then...NOW...HAPPY PAINTING TO YOU ALL!!

7 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I really like those whitish, light blue sky pieces, Saundra. Who knows if they will end up showing through or not? But needed, for sure! I love all of your aspen paintings; each one is a delight for my eyes, truly. I just think all trees are simply so beautiful.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thank you Autumn Leaves! I am working on it as we speak...had an idea...:)

Gary Keimig said...

Aspens have got to be one of my favorite subjects too. So much you can do with them. Will be looking forward to the finished piece.
happy New Year and Paint On!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks Gary...YEA...another aspen lover!! I'm on it!! Happy NY to you too!!

Deb Harvey said...

I love Aspen paintings, too, and your Aspen paintings are gorgeous. It's fun seeing the process! Thank you for sharing!

Deb

Art with Liz said...

You and aspens are like, well, love and marriage! Beautiful Saundra!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thank you Deb and Liz! I'm hoping to finish it soon!

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