Thursday, September 9, 2010

"Three of a Kind" original oil on 1/2" fiberboard panel © Saundra Lane Galloway

"Three of a Kind"
4x4" oil on fiberboard panel with slots on back for hanging

Yesterday I went to play paint with a dear friend in a workshop on abstract art.  Alix Evendorff was our teacher; a most talented and successful artist.

It is always good to gather new information from as many different areas and people as we can...even if it isn't our chosen way of working.  I do not think of myself as an abstract artist, but my backgrounds are most definitely abstract...so I went, not only to paint with a friend, but to learn anything that may help in that part of my work.  I came away most surely inspired and ready to come home and just create!  It didn't make me want to work totally in the abstract, but I did play as she taught; which I'm sure helped in my own work...BUT time will tell...Here are a couple of plays I created yesterday...they may not be the recognizable work I have created within myself, but it was FUN!  Remember FUN??  We need to continue having some!!
My aspen play at abstract...

What I was reminded of was the value of darks in a composition.  To find a path for our darks helps in our compositions!  
I didn't get much time to pull this "abstract" pine cone off...but it was FUN just pushing the acrylics around...I may just keep this little one for myself cuz I LOVE pine cones!! But I see some white places that need some attention...I did play with a dark path in this one first...which TRULY did help in the creation of this one...even if it isn't TOTALLY abstract! HA...

SO, today is off to visit with the Aar River Gallery owner to talk about me being the October guest artist! YEA...then home to do those same little cherries in collage!  FUN again!!

HAPPY CREATING!

2 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Fabulous and FUN post, Saundra. I always love your paintings and I find that aspen abstract truly delightful (probably because I can see the tree trunks)! The pine cone is wonderful too!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thank you miss Autumn Leaves! Now on to more!!

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