Tuesday, March 19, 2013


I've begun a largish poppy painting with an abstract feel.  This detail shot shows the background process and a beginning of laying in strong color.  Poppies are such fun to paint...such strong orangy red color against the lighter background. CONTRAST is always a good way to go if you want it to grab attention.

I love layering with paint, paper and texture...then drawing in my poppies on top where I feel they would work into the composition the best.  This little section has a little of everything but the painted poppy...background layer, papers, added texture...FUN DOINS!

It's important to pay attention to detail as you can see I've begun to do in the top left corner...paint, texture...blending, but leaving some of what I've done in the background.  I can't say how it will come out in the end...but I'm liking the process so far!

You can see the whole piece in its beginning stages...papers, paint, sketching, texture...all layering...I've begun to paint the poppies so I can work the whole piece together with what I've done in the background so far...This is by far my favorite way to work.

I've worked with more attention to the abstract qualities of this painting.  Something I've been studying for awhile now.  WHICH BRINGS ME TO...new things that are going to be offered that I will speak more about in coming days.

I am working on series of lessons that I will be offering to small groups of people up HERE IN MY MOUNTAIN SETTING!  The working title will be "LUNCH AND LEARN".  I've revamped my lower level into a classroom and will be offering a morning of learning capped off with lunch up here in our little escape from the city location! FUN DOINS!  I believe I will be focusing on the concept of ABSTRACT in the beginning as that is what I've learned is a strong interest.  HOWEVER, there are many different subjects and projects I will be offering throughout the summer months and on until the snows start flowing again!!  IF you are interested in receiving more information on these classes please e-mail me at art4life44@hotmail.com! SO, be watching for more on my Lunch and Learn offerings in coming days!



martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère Saundra,
Une oeuvre qui s'avère déjà être magnifique... Demoiselle Printemps aujourd'hui en sera très honorée.
Je sens déjà une belle symphonie de coquelicots mettant en scène des couleurs qui swinguent.
J'aime voir l'évolution de votre travail.
Gros bisous à vous.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Lunch and learn sounds like a most fabulous concept, Saundra. I like what you are doing with this newest work and I look forward to seeing the finished piece.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Quelle belle photo avec des mots vous peignez mon ami ! Merci d'une telle beauté ce matin agréable dans le Colorado ! ! Les grands baisers redressent de retour !

I am excited to try it Crimson Leaves! should be fun! I am enjoying this piece so much I doubt it will be long before it is finished!

Anonymous said...

It is interesting to watch the process. Nice vibrant poppies. Can't wait to see the finished piece. Good luck with your classes.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks Jean...I find it helpful to show the process on some things I'm working on...it keeps me grounded!

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