Monday, May 17, 2010

"They Frame the Majesty" original acrylic/paper collage © Saundra Lane Galloway

 "They Frame the Majesty"
12x12" acrylic/paper collage on cradled Paulowina wood panel
The sides have been stained for a finished look.
 The trick is to allow the words to flow in and around the trees without being obvious.

 I actually finished this piece over the weekend, but we had rain and it was SO dark I couldn't get a proper photo...but here is the third word collage I've created in preparation for my workshop on collage next month for Mountainside Art Guild.  I suppose I could have stopped with the first one, but I truly enjoy working in this way.

As you may remember from earlier posts on this piece I was working to see if I could retain the silhouette of a particular mountain, still working the way I enjoy with these tree collage pieces.  This particular one is of Conifer Mountain; which is the next mountain up from where we live.  I am also really enjoying adding the element of phrase to these pieces as it touches but yet another part of our senses...or at least the emotional response...You will also notice that I've added Pines to this piece.  I enjoy adding just a hint of the branches to these trees...another horizontal/vertically bit to the composition.

We have been  getting some new birds the past week.  I caught this little guy yesterday in a rare moment of sun...don't know what KIND of bird it is...anyone know??  He is bigger than our usual fare of finches and sparrows and such...I notice that he intimidates my little ones a bit...I'm suspecting that he is just passing through...

I'm excited to have my table saw all ready to go...my husband was kind enough to put it together yesterday and I had my first lesson...I will be making my own cradles for my panels...which will save money and time.  I have to admit, I feel a bit heady...it is a powerful and loud thing to add to my tools...FUN!

HAPPY CREATING!!  Now, off to work on a collage with my paper casts...

7 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey, Saundra: That's an Evening Grosbeak. How fabulous to get to see one at your feeder!

I love your woven word collages! Keep doing them!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

THANKS Elizabeth!! I'll have to write that down...I am REALLY enjoying the collage pieces...makes me wish we were painting together...right up our alley's!!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

beautiful!
i want to come play and paint with you too!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Wouldn't that be awesome Carmelina!! sigh...guess we must plug along in our studios and share this way!!

martinealison said...

Ma chère Saundra,
j'irais bien me perdre dans votre forêt et y rencontrer des petits oiseaux comme sur votre photo...
J'irais bien me perdre dans vos cours...Bises

AutumnLeaves said...

This came out so beautifully, Saundra. By the way, I finally finished my paper cast leaves piece (you can check out my blog if you are of a mind to see it finished), though it is begging loudly for a frame (which when money allows it shall have). My first thought was that this was a goldfinch, but I'm not a bird officianado. He sure is pretty though! Yay for power tools!! (I need to begin buying tools so I can make my own frames.)

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Merci Martinealison! I would like to live there as well! :)

Autumn Leaves, I visited your blog and saw your finished paper cast piece...I enjoyed the finished product! You had a vision and you stuck with it...kudos to you my dear! I like the way you gave each leaf it's own color...and the texture of the background with the addition of branches...FUN! Elizabeth says the bird is an evening grosbeak...Way to hang in there with your new experience!

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