Friday, February 18, 2011

"Bamboo Forest" original contemporary mixed media landscape with bamboo © Saunda Lane Galloway

"Bamboo Forest"
4" x 25" mixed media (acrylic and paper) on 1 3/4" cradled panel
PRIVATE COLLECTION

I finally found the moments to finish this bamboo forest for my beautiful little grandbaby's nursery.  I've been working on this for a while, off and on, in between other projects.  It took a little while to totally figure out how I wanted to paint the bamboo, but finally found my way.

All that green...whew...I was getting a little lost and then found the answer to bring more contrast...LADYBUGS!  For a baby's room, perfect!  That was a blast finding places to let them crawl about...So whimsical!  FUN!

I've included some detail photos for you to get into the middle of this little forest to see what is going on...you will see...stamping for one..
I made three stamps to use as background before I laid in my foreground bamboo.  My daughter saw the beginning and was worried that the paper stream I put in was pink...I had another friend on her monitor see it as pink...I assure you it is a maroon...sort of deep maroon...that made my daughter feel better as she doesn't know the sex yet...WHEW...Now I'm curious as to who sees it as it is on my monitor which is maroon, and who sees it as pink...

NEXT BABY PAINTING:  a baby elephant! FUN!

HAPPY CREATING!!

3 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh I can't wait to see the baby elephant! I was just thinking about you needing to do one of those for the baby when I visited the last time. So cute! Love the bamboo forest with the ladybugs. I even saw them before you pointed them out! (I always take in the art first before I comment.) Now...as to my monitor...The strip looks a pinkish red in the top photo that darkens to red in the next and then to more of a blood red or maroon in the last. Leave it to me to be difficult but that is truly how they are coming through on my monitor. Makes me happy to know the colors are fairly true though. Love the stamps too, Saundra. Those aren't made from your paper casts though, are they?

Jenna said...

Hi Saundra,
I just discovered your blog and love it! You've got a new follower here. I'm an Arizona Daily painter, just sticking my toe in the water of the vast online artworld.
Happy Painting to you!
Jenna

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks Autumn Leaves...I'm doing the baby elephant tomorrow or Monday...and thanks for the color check...

Jenna...SO glad you found me here...I hope I can be something to make you smile! I was in your shoes about 3 years ago, I now co-post on 9 blogs! WHEW...it is addictive!

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