Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Today's Painting



It is a nasty weather day to shoot, but this is very close other than the glare. Man, I am loving this.....
I took an oil painting class a few years ago because I had such trepidation about the medium, so I thought jumping right in would help. It was a typical beginner class with still life set ups weekly. One set up was a coffee cup on a fancy cloth and by the end on the painting I had added a handful of my own imaginings. My instructor looked casually over my shoulder and said "You are lying there" because I wasn't copying the reality of the still life.
I really love to "lie" in my paintings. Much more fun. And I am really lying in this one.

6 comments:

Sheila said...

How unusual for an art teacher to be so restrictive. Well maybe not. I don't think you 'lying' I think you're elaborating on the truth!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Wow, this is so interesting. Love it!

sam said...

Wow, this is very interesting Tracey, so let me get this right, this is a vision from your dreams? You have such a great imagination and vision to be able to work like this. Im very curious to see what it develops into. Who knows you could develop a series of 'Traceys' creatures'...

L.Holm said...

oh. my. Holy . wow.

This is truly amazing, Tracey. my speech centers have shut down.

keep lying. you are onto something that looks like a breakthrough painting to me.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

This is gorgeous and interesting, Tracey! I'm glad you didn't let the instructor get you down. You have a unique style and vision it would be a shame to have squelched!

Dean Grey said...

Tracey!

You are an AMAZING liar! *(~_^)

-Dean