Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"ASPEN HOME" ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA ASPEN/WILDLIFE PAINTING © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Aspen Home" (working title)
2' x 2' mixed media on MDF with cradle
$800.00 available in March unless it is rejected :)
"I'm going to enter it in a show at the Madden Museum"

I ALMOST waited to post this "finished" painting until tomorrow, BUT tomorrow is going to be even darker than it was today, so for my followers I'm posting this all but completed painting...I will wait until the light is better before I try to take photos for the website, so for now just accept this as the best capture I could do today with rainy dark clouds...It's pretty close...

As I've been saying I was getting a little weary of working with my aspen...so I played with a little unrealistic color (the turquoise in the aspen leaves) and I added a little focal point...can you see it?  Look closely...Click on the pic to make it bigger...it's there...someone who lives among the trees...:)  

In case you missed it...here is a detail that the light grabbed as it is still a wet oil...but you get the drift...:)
This elk was actually from a pic that I mirrored for the composition of this piece...but was actually on my driveway a year ago...I enjoyed photographing and painting this big guy last year, so decided to slip him into this aspen piece...I rather like the way it came out...he's just hanging out...amidst his trees.  It seems to be a secondary focus until you see him, and then it IS the focal point...I rather like that too...FUN.

I'm playing around with names...not sure this will be "it" yet...and I may add a very few other leaves here and there...but, not until I wake up tomorrow and glance at it again...But, for now...let's call it finished!

Announcing that I will have three pieces in the annual Echter's art show sponsored by Mountainside and Arvada Art Guilds next month...I was honored to have one of my earlier paintings chosen for the invite...If you are in the area I invite you to stop by and take a look!! Echter's Nursery and Garden center is located at
52nd Ave and Garrison St. in Arvada, CO



HAPPY CREATING!

3 comments:

martinealison said...

J'aurais bien aimé te rencontrer lors de ce vernissage, mais vous êtes si loin pour moi... Un jour peut-être...

La présence de cet animal apporte une grandeur exceptionnelle à ton oeuvre.
On peut réellement senteur l'odeur boisée et le craquement sec que font les branches des arbres lorsque le vent joue avec. Et encore... écouter le silence en admirant ton travail.
Je suis conquise... beau travail.
Gros bisous

conservativelybohemian said...

Oh this is really beautiful, Saundra. I love the turquoise and gold leaves...makes beautiful aspens even more so! One day...one day maybe I'll put a piece in a show. Or try. LOL

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

La belle façon pour décrire que je toujours espérais qu'une réaction serait ! Vous remercier autant de !

I hope you do enter shows Sherry...it is definitely a learning experience for us all! It was a fun one, so I'm happy to report my creative sense is moving back into place! YEA!

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