Fireworks - Ready for the 4th

This painting is a cross between mixed media and realism. I used texture paste to create the background on the canvas. There is a lot of texture there. Then Layered paint by dragging the colors over the texture. I ended with metallic copper and gold on the top. After I painted the flag I used the metallic copper to help highlight the red stripes of the flag and to create the bursts of fireworks. Ready for the 4th of July!

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Childhood

I’m a Still Life Artist for the most part. But now and then I enjoy stepping outside the box of my comfort and playing around with something different. It had been a while since I worked on a figurative or portrait subject and because I have access to the cutest models ever, I decided it was time.

This is one of my grand daughter’s. I loved the way her mother tied her hair in triple hair ties.

This painting is part of my collection called “Childhood”.

Belle Belle 12 x 12 Acrylic on Panel

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Pink Gerbera Realism Painting

This painting took me a while to finish. I had started it before I left for vacation and then when I finally got back into the studio I worked on it for almost a week. Every time I thought it was done, I could see more and more to work on. It was one of those that I could probably work on forever. Don’t you love the way glass looks against black backgrounds? and especially the way it reflects on a black surface.

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Turquoise Sheer Scarf

I love this scarf because it was my mothers. She passed away six years ago and this was one of the things that I kept from her closet. Apparently I got my love for turquoise from her.

She was a great supporter of my art. She provided me with everything that I needed as I grew through all my stages of art supplies. She took me to craft classes and was the one that encouraged me to go to Art College. She was so happy when I brought art back into my life after taking some time away.

In honor of my Mom :) Tracy

“Sheer Stripes” 11 x 14 Acrylic on Panel

“Sheer Stripes” 11 x 14 Acrylic on Panel

NAA Winter Juried Show

Two of my paintings are on display at the Newburyport Art Association Winter Juried Show from February 8 - March 2.

Quart Bottle and Fragrance of Peony

This is an old fashioned milk bottle that i picked up at a yard sale in Pennsylvania. I liked the way the light caused a high shine that blurred out some of the lettering embossed in the glass.

This is an old fashioned milk bottle that i picked up at a yard sale in Pennsylvania. I liked the way the light caused a high shine that blurred out some of the lettering embossed in the glass.

I painted this from peonies that i picked at a friend’s house and brought home and put in a vase. For me, painting the glass vase was much more interesting than the flowers, haha.

I painted this from peonies that i picked at a friend’s house and brought home and put in a vase. For me, painting the glass vase was much more interesting than the flowers, haha.