Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On the Easel

Painting without reference material directly from imagination is my most favorite way to paint. My thought here is to integrate the bird figure with the chambered nautilus. You can see the shell starting at the beak.
I feel rather stuck on the stag, so I found a canvas I painted black awhile back and just started with an interesting eye.........and will work outward from there.


Maureen said...

Haunting. I'm sure I've used that word before to describe something in your work, but this bird has mysterious and otherworldly aspects, and that eye just rivets the attention. Really like the shell as wrapping.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

I really love hearing about your creative process Tracey. This is so lovely, I can't wait to see its evolution.

Sheila said...

You are a true artist if you can paint from your imagination! How awesome is this. We get to witness the genesis of another Clarke vision.

Gwen Bell said...

This has such a intriguingly mysterious feel...wonderful!

Dean Grey said...


Painting without reference and from your imagination clearly works for you!

This is very unusual and striking to look at!

My first thought was, What kind of bird is that?!

Very cool!


DEB said...

What a creative piece! Glad to see you survived the blizzards and are still creating such unique art!

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, this is really freaky--in a very good way. Makes the hair on my arms stand up.