Artist Shanna Galloway Documents The Changing Sky Outside Her Hillside Home/Studio

First begun as color studies for a painting using pastels, Shanna Galloway has developed a series of photographs of skies and clouds with their ever-changing and expressive colors.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Installation Shot, Skies in Pastel on Paper

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  1. Just noticed this on Rose Magazine --

    The ultimate sky installation!!!

  2. I really like the work you are doing here. These look like they are on display. Anywhere in particular?

  3. Margaret, I have exhibited these and other skies but they are not currently in a show.

  4. Margaret: I forgot to say thank you. So.
    Thank You! And welcome to my blog. Actually, I feel like I already know you, from reading your Goddess blog!

    Laurie: Thanks for the link.

  5. Mmmm. Skies like this make me run longer, because I start my run to the west and when I turn back home the colors are gone.

  6. (Don't you love living on a hillside?) just caught the text from the right or else I'd be flooding you with questions.

    These look great together as a group (especially concluding with the darkened sky). I also like the spare framing and rag paper edges. What do you use as a binder on the dry pigments. Do you buy them at Nova Color?

    Years before I met Mr V he did a series of small (mid-day) cloud paintings using a airbrush. Since then he's been avid about grabbing pics of skys with notebooks full of sky shot slides.

  7. I like these grouped. Good choice with predominantly red upper left to predominantly blue lower right.

  8. Thanks, hiker and Jean!

    pasadjacent: Yes, I do love living on a hillside. It has made me a sky watcher. About the dry pigment, I don't use a binder. I tone the unsized paper with it, using a chamois. Then I use an acrylic spray, mainly to create a beaded tooth to the paper to hold the strokes of pastel. The beadiness, I think is suitable to the subject, which is really just mist. If you enlarge the photo, the testure and under color show through.