Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"COLORADO VISIONS" ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA PAINTING OF COLORADO SCENES © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Colorado Visions"
24" x 18" mixed media on gallery wrap canvas
$425 includes shipping in the US



So, this is the first in my Shabby Chic series.  It was an interesting experience.  There is no scene that I've photographed that has all these elements just this way, but it seemed to fit together.  I asked my friend Carol Nelson about colors she used to paint aspen leaves for a fresh view...and I used them.  The challenge with the aspen was to portray the colors, but not too perfectly.  This Shabby Chic piece did not call for that in my view...so, after painting them all pretty...I decided they were TOO pretty for this, and too bright, so believe it or not...these colors have been grayed down and sort of approached in an expressionistic way.  I liked that better.

The rocks and little stream just went in without incident...quick strokes of color (yes, rocks have LOTS of colors in them)...a few highlights and that was done...

My conclusion with this piece is it was great experimentation...it was FUN; mostly, and I enjoy the shabbiness of it for a different approach.  I plan to do more Shabby Chic...but I have a couple not so shabby ones in my head first...but, I'll get to it!

The entire bottom subject matter I painted in oil...so this mixed media piece has oil, acrylic, modeling paste, acid free paper and some brads...and I may even sneak a few in for good measure when the oil dries...FUN DOINS!

ps..The sides...I will be finishing the sides in the shabby chic way...for me that means...a little paint...but not the full scene wrapped around...

HAPPY CREATING!

3 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

It is absolutely gorgeous, Saundra! Your mountains themselves just keep getting better and better. I always love your aspens, your rocks are perfection and any scene that couples trees, mountains, and water has a devoted admirer in me.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Glad you enjoyed it Sherry...It was a good experience to create it!

Dean H. said...

A beautiful mixed media piece, Saundra!
You have all the colors singing together in glorious harmony!

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