Friday, December 16, 2011

Studio Update: A New Painting.

 The Monthly Painters Challenge {MPC} reveal was yesterday, and it took me most of the day to get my painting to the stage where I was happy to call it finished and to submit it over on the Facebook Page. I know I was cutting it close submitting it in the late afternoon, but the extra hours I put in made all the difference.

The Red Dress | Oil on Board |15 x 22cm | Available

I had the idea for my MPC piece very early on {the topic was 'Fabric Design'} but when I actually started painting it, I struggled all the way to the end, I honestly thought I would not make the deadline because on the morning of the reveal day I had one muddy mess to deal with and somehow I had to bring light, color, form and pattern too it.  Thankfully the composition had finally been worked out after days of indecisiveness and it was just a matter of channeling Klimt for the finally touches. Can I just say how much I admire and respect Klimt as an artist, even more so after this painting. He is a master of colour and pattern!

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As I mention on Wednesday, my Nomad Brush came earlier than expected and I had a play around with it.  I used it at the end of the ipad concept sketch I did for the above painting. Below is the time lapsed video of the sketch, it's a pretty rough image, but it did help me work out a few things.


I'm joining {and hosting} the 5th Palette & Paint party this week. Below is my submission, I took the  photo of my palette yesterday, but ran out of time to add it to the blog, so here it is:


The layers of paint are really building up now! It's starting to look interesting and become an artwork in itself.  What does your palette look like? Do you use Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, pencils or a mixture? The party is still open, if you want to play along. There will be a showcase of all entries on Thursday {Australian time} on the Blog, Flickr, Facebook and Pinterest.





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Thanks for stopping by, and for all the wonderful comments you left me last week! I really do appreciate all the support and encouragement I'm getting from the creative blogging community.





35 comments:

  1. oh WOW! All the patterns! Looks great!

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  2. Hi Tracey, thanks for dropping by my blog, Wow your paintings are amazing, love all the vibrant colours you use, great tutorial with the ipad sketch and also the nomadbrush, a whole new concept! no nice smell of oils though! would love to join in on MPC once all the festivities are over and decs are packed away :0) happy painting to you, Sue xx

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  3. The colours sure pop now and it is a wonderful painting. Klimt would be proud of you!

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  4. Thanks for the kind words ladies.

    @Sue, I did the ipad sketch on the bus, it's great to be able to 'paint' or concept anywhere, technology hey? It's not the same experience as painting with oils, but if I can't get into the studio it's a great alternative to figure out ideas and develop skills. You are most welcome to apply to join the MPC group in the new year when things slow down.

    @Lisa, you are the second person to say that to me tonight (that Klimt would be proud).

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  5. This is fabulous! Love the am, pm comparison. :) It does channel Klimt. It was the first thought on my mind when I saw the painting.:)

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  6. Beautiful! It reminds me of Klimt, very original pintras your greeting. Abrazos

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  7. Wow, you did a great job bringing the light into this. I love seeing examples of artists keeping at a piece they aren't happy with and turning it into one they are pleased with. This is great, a fitting homage to Klimt.

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  8. Tracy, Your portrait in the style of Klint's really wonderful. I saw the real works of Klint on a visit to Venise in Italy and it was upsetting beauty.

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  9. Wow, there is just so much hard work and detail in this fabulous portrait. I really love how the red dress and the red background flow into each other. Gorgeous. Faye

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  10. Well for all of your worries she turned out absolutely fabulous! I am a Klimt fan and you've channeled him brilliantly yet still kept the piece your own, Bravo! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #40 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  11. That's a beautiful painting, and I love the bright colors!

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  12. Beautiful painting! Love the colors and patterns.

    Your palette really does look like a work of art in itself.

    Happy PPF!

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  13. Very pretty. There is great expression too.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  14. I love the designs and colors around her head and face too. Colorful piece. Happy PPF!

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  15. Beautiful creations ~ Love her, the colors, the design! ~ ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF.

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  16. This is beautiful! Love the colors! Happy PPF!

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  17. Hi Tracey!!! what a wonderful post filled with eye candy and fun stuff to get inspired by!!!! I love this painting and the colour choices...looks fantastic!!!! and that is some palette!!!! wow!!!

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  18. I Love the colors on these....
    beautiful!!!
    happy PPF and happy holidays!!!

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  19. Love all the patterns, just awesome. Love the girl, very nice. Thanks for sharing your great work with us. Happy Holidays!

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  20. This is AWESOME! I love the colors and shapes and sense of movement.

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  21. Oh the PM version really pops and comes to life! Beautiful job, love it!

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  22. BEAUTIFUL! Love the red dress with the pops of color!!!!

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  23. Your Klimt-inspired painting is gorgeous!
    Love the intense, warm colors and rhythm of the composition! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  24. Tracey, your painting took my breath away. I love the details of your work.. on how the dress just flown endlessly. What a rich colorful patterns. I love the expression on the woman's face. Congratulations on a job well done!

    As for mediums, I use watercolor the most. These days I haven't had the time to paint as I have been busy with my Christmas cards sale. Have a Merry Christmas my dear!

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  25. This is wonderful, love how you changed it and brightened it up!

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  26. Wow! That is all I can say! I love the colors and the whole composition. I have the pen and pad and have no idea how to use it. My son bought it for me. But I would have to do it at home anyway, only a regular PC here, no laptop or IPhone! Your work is truly stunning, I love it!

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  27. The Red Dress... I love her. What a beautiful piece. I love how the patterns in the dress and background blend together. The video is so fun to watch! And your palette is a piece of art itself! :)

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  28. This is brilliant! Your colors are so bold and beautiful - and such detail! Really beautiful work, xo

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  29. Beautiful! I love all the bright, bold color and Klimt inspiration. I really liked watching the
    ipad sketch too - very cool!!

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  30. your work is so beautiful to take in...

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  31. beautiful painting! I love seeing the am one next to the pm canvas also! Channeling is a possibility with the bright colors! The iPad sketch sounds very interesting. I am going to tell my husband about it! Thanks for sharing. Have a great holiday! Vickie

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  32. Wow, you really pulled this together in the afternoon. Bravo!

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