Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Acorn" (working title) beginning...and MORE for SALE!

 "Acorn" working title
12x12 collage on 1 3/4" cradled panel

In my demo on Friday I began a new piece that I'm calling "Acorn" for now.  My intent was to show how to begin a collage using my methods.  The background was painted with acrylics.  I made two stamps of oak leaves for background design, and stamped the upper left with a different stamp.  The idea is to bring texture and pattern into the piece with different materials and methods to add to the over all interest.  I added torn paper for the very reason I just addressed and then my stream (of course).  Note how I am bringing in the reddish color here and there which is part of the focus for my whole piece.  NOTE THE PICTURE...The actual subject matter will be most likely be painted in oil, but I reserve the right to change my mind and paint it in acrylics if the mood strikes me.  My decision will be based on how I want the whole to look...more painterly, or blocks of color that is easy in acrylic. NOTE how I try to stay close to where the darks and contrasts are in the photo.  It turned out nicely so I want to duplicate the values in some important places!  Stay tuned for the finished piece!
Reference Photo for "Acorn"

I've pulled another piece off my website and am offering it here for sale.  The link attached to the title is a group of pieces I'm calling "From the Studio" on Facebook and will be a record of all the pieces I'm offering for sale.  You can click on each individual pic for prices and information.  If you like something you see that isn't posted today just contact me at art4life44@hotmail.com!  It's just that easy!
"Cactus Crowd"
Acrylic on panel (this will need to be framed) (OR talk to me about adding a cradle for $8 extra)
$85 (includes shipping in the US)






HAPPY CREATING!!

3 comments:

martinealison said...

L'interprétation de vos feuilles de chêne me plaît énormément... La petite bande étoilée est une idée ingénieuse.
Bisous

AutumnLeaves said...

The piece you are working on is fabulous, Saundra. At first I thought I was seeing something under water, until I realized I was looking at oak leaves.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Vous remercier Martinealison ! Les papiers j'ajoute avant que je peins j'appelle couler.

Thank you Autumn Leaves...it DOES at first glance seem like underwater! lol I'm going to have fun finishing it!

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