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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Friends of the Park Panel & Etc.


Here it is, finally; the panel I painted for "Friends of the Park" (see original post for more info.) Click for larger image. Apologies for the slight glare, but it's semi-gloss paint & the picture was taken in my living room (I'll try to get another picture after its installed.) I intended to include more details (i.e.; a ring of plants that are around the tree, a bird or a butterfly here or there,) but alas, I ran out of time. It's being picked up tomorrow morning. I just hope the kids appreciate it.
In other news, the top alligator picture in this post was printed in full color on the front page of our local newspaper this past Sunday.

23 comments:

laughingwolf said...

grats lana, both on completing it [too cool] and getting your photo into the paper :)

laughingwolf said...

lol... i'm a gator! :O

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Lana Gramlich said...

Laughingwolf; Thank you! (I'm a crocodile, ironically. *L*)

Charles Gramlich said...

That's great getting that pic in the paper. It's an awesome one too. And I really like this painting. Nice and clean and I can't wait to see it installed.

Demon Hunter said...

I love it, Lana! It's great. :-) Congratulations. I love it right now---I don't think you have to add a thing.

Travis Erwin said...

Looks great, just as I knew it would and congrats on the photograph as well.

Lisa said...

The panel is just gorgeous! It's got a lot of mystery in it, which I just love. I can't wait to see a photo of it installed. What are the dimensions on this? What did you paint it on and what did you use? Bravo Lana!

Erik Donald France said...

That's awesome on both counts! Love it!

Lana Gramlich said...

Argh...thunderstorms ate my responses!

Charles; We'll have to go to the park once it opens. I'd love to see it installed, too.

DH, Travis & Erik; Thank you!

Lisa; Thanks. :) I was supplied a 4x8' piece of plywood, already primed. The people in charge of the project are sealing all of the panels before they're installed for extra protection.

Steve Malley said...

You sure do paint pretty!

It's got this lovely, Henri Rosseau kind of feel... Love it.

Donnetta Lee said...

Beautiful job. I absolutely love the tree. Looks magical. You could write a story about the magic of this tree. Hmm. I may be on to an idea...
Donnetta

Steve Malley said...

Oh, and TAG, you're it! Ten-year meme if you like, mostly because your life is so darned interesting...

Abraham Lincoln said...

I know the stress. I love your painting. It is so neat.

I did two. Each 12 feet long and 4 feet high on canvas I stretched on 2x4's for a high school. They are still there in the lobby. One shows the area of the county before white settlers arrived and in the winter and the other shows the then modern farm with the red barns and white house and fields of corn and wheat both ripe as I recall.

They are building a new school in a few years and I am curious what will become of them.

Thanks for the visit.

Marvin said...

So cool, Lana! I know it's going to look fantastic when installed -- but want to see a photo anyway. :-)

(Thanks for the heads up about my incorrectly linked photo. Long story, but I'd linked to the album containing the photo instead of the photo itself. Doh! Fixed now.)

Lana Gramlich said...

Steve; Thanks! I'll get to that 10 year meme shortly. ;)

Donnetta; Feel free to write your story. I'm not as talented with words!

Abe; Thank you. :) I'm sure the school people will move your works to the new building. I can't imagine doing something that large (on canvas, particularly.) Do you have any photos of them? I'd love to see them!

Marvin; I will definitely post a photo once the entire playground is done. Thanks for the info on the link, too. I'll have to pop back over for another look! :)

Michelle (artscapes) said...

I think my other comment got lost.... The panel is great! The atmosphere and the moos? on the tree - fantastic! I am last to post because I took a couple days off after finishing mine... :)

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey beautiful,

Great great picture! I'm so excited for you to have this in the paper! Love the new haircut by the way -- you're lucky to have such beautiful hair.

Lana Gramlich said...

Michelle (artscapes); Thanks & I hope you're enjoying your break. Now that the panel's done I kind of have to kick it into high gear to prepare for other upcoming events. A painter's work is never done. *L*

Michelle ('s Spell); Thanks for the kind words on the haircut--my head feels so much lighter!
I was thinking about sending the alligator shot (from the newspaper) to a local magazine, as well. I'd sent in some paintings but only just learned they use photos, too. Exposure, exposure, exposure! ;)

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

This turned out beautifully! I love the Spanish Moss draped from the tree.

Lisa said...

Oh, Lana ~ what fantastic work! It's just beautiful. The kids will love this for many years to come.

Congratulations on the alligator picture, too!

Lana Gramlich said...

Sandpiper & Lisa; Thank you much. :)

Shauna Roberts said...

What a wonderful, moody piece. Congrats on finishing.

Lana Gramlich said...

Shauna; Thank you!

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