Monday, December 27, 2010

"Dragonfly" original mixed media © Saundra Lane Galloway

A wonderful friend of mine who just so happens to also be my daughter's mother-in-law is coming to town later this week and is also bringing my most wonderful daughter and future mother of my grandchild as well.  YEA! In fact there is a whole passle of family coming and we are thrilled!

My most wonderful friend and future co grandmother absolutely LOVES dragonflies.  WOW...the dragonfly is not a thing I have ever thought of painting...they are so tiny...their wings are so transparent...they are so hard to catch still enough to I fudged and did some research into dragonflies and their habitats...THAT brought another dilemma as they usually sort of fade into the foliage they hang this was a challenge from the get go...

I wanted to do this in my "new" style...and so it was going to be a little pattern challenging from the get go.  In the end I found it pleasant to play with this...and now it is done...

I am excited that next will be the second installment of a baby animal for my daughter's nursery.  I am honored that she asked me to do a series for our little someone...busy times!  FUN times!


Monday, December 20, 2010


We have gotten the BEST early Christmas present ever...We are going to be grandparents for the first time!!  My baby is having a baby and I couldn't be more thrilled! So, on or near my birthday this next August there will be a new little one added to this family! YEA!

The day I found out I was to have each of my two most wonderful children I went out and bought a Winnie the Pooh.  I've always been attracted to that little bear...his childlike innocence...his sweetness...his kindness...and the colors in that cartoon always inspired me!...So, to follow along with the tradition...the moment the sun rose I was out looking for a Pooh Bear for our newest little one...his or her first Christmas present from his or her...grand (whatever he or she wishes to call me!)...

Needless to say Christmas came to my house early this year!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"A Winner" original acrylic and paper © Saundra Lane Galloway

Finally finishing up paintings for family for the holidays.  This is my son at the "Philly World Skateboard Championships" a few months ago, WHERE, as I've bragged about before...won 6th in the world for his division (freestyle).  So, this is just a memory for him.  He hates pics of himself, but hopefully this gesture will be ok...specially since it is from behind! HA!  I had to do this in acrylic as the time is so short...gotta mail this today! WHEW! 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

"Big Bull" original mixed media © Saundra Lane Galloway

My dear brother recently reminded me that it has been YEARS since I did him a, I took the hint and painted him our elk visitor from this summer.  I admit I'm not an expert on painting these things...but it was fun.  I have layers of modeling paste under this...acrylic background with a little oil here and there, and the elk itself was painted in oil.  My artist friend Carol Nelson convinced me last summer that some things just paint easier in oil...I tend to agree...

Anyway, one more down (now it's gotta dry!)...and I can't remember how many more to go!  I hope the rest of you are having a sick free holiday season...I'm 11 days and STILL not 100%...but, at least my hands still work!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Sunlit" original oil on panel © Saundra Lane Galloway

4x4" oil and paper on fiberboard panel
What a surreal 9 days this has been.  I've been really sick most of the time.  Some sort of wicked virus that just grabbed on to me and didn't want to let go!  I'd be really sick and then think I was getting well, and the next day it would squeeze me again and I was down for the count! WHEW!  I'm glad to report after a visit to the doc who told me I wasn't going to beat it without antibiotics I gladly took the script and swallowed my first one outside the door! 

Being sick for so long (for me...I'm almost NEVER sick)...has been a strange experience.  I feel like I am in another world...everything tastes funny, everything looks a little fuzzy, or like it doesn't visually taste like everyone else sees it...Does that make sense??  See, to my fuzzy brain it made a lot of sense!

In the middle of this I started a simple white daisy for my niece.  She is in to black and red and dark stuff, but likes daisies, so I wanted to do something that would satisfy that need to be dark, but yet have some happy looking too!

"Sunlit" is the end result.  I don't think I'm going to know for awhile if it looks ok...I've got to dry it quickly and get it in the, I'm hopin it makes her smile and now on to the next one!!


Friday, December 3, 2010

White Daisy in process

It's that time of year to set aside the things I need to do for shows and such and do a few things for family...I haven't felt like painting or even being alive the past week...caught a whopper cold or this is my first play at a white daisy for my niece.  I have to say...right's yucky!  Probably cuz I still feel a bit yucky!...or more accurately I just jumped into it without much advance thought cuz it has been SO long since I painted and I was in a hurry!  So, leaving it alone for the night...and either wiping it or adding to it...or...well, something!  Stay tuned!  WHEW...the pressure is ON!

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