Wednesday, June 23, 2010

On the easel

I wonder if I should give up fine art painting for interior decoration.....just kidding. In the last few weeks I have thrown myself into painting my house and love it. Priming those walls are like covering a canvas with gesso. And laying on those coats of color almost as exciting as seeing something come to life on canvas. I even love trim work (what the hell is wrong with me?!...) The house has indeed become a work of art to me. Replacing knobs and outlet plates.....love it. People talk about how much work having a home is, but I love every minute of it.
But I have been painting in the studio and meeting with new artist friends here in the great arts community of the 'Burg. as it is called by locals.

I have been working on this one for some time and it has been a real challenge technically. At first I wasn't sure where it would fit in to the New Mythology story, but as I go an identity is unfolding. Who is this and what will be her great purpose?......


24" x 30", oil on canvas

2 comments:

sam said...

Very interesting, nice detail youve got there. I like the look of your blog by the way, not sure what you have changed...
Glad you are getting into your new home and making it your own)

Dean Grey said...

Such a mysterious painting, Tracey!

Since your painting your new home, have you ever considered doing murals on your walls?

That would be amazing to see!

-Dean