Tracy gave an wonderfully energetic and inspirational demonstration of some of her painting techniques. Her approach to art is based on Tracey Emin’s quote of “Art is a leap of faith”. One of her early influencers was our very own Lionel Wilde to whom she dedicated her demonstration following Lionel’s untimely passing in January.
Tracey describes herself as a mixed media artist using water based paints. Her principle inspiration comes from the North Norfolk landscape and the big skies and she is often out on the marshes with her sketchbook. In her words she explores the horizon and relates it to heaven and earth.
She demonstrated her techniques on a large canvas semi abstract landscape painting that was in ‘development’ and in the eyes of our members ‘abusing’ the painting by vigorously applying paint and scrubbing it in with rags and brushes. Her main tools were pallet knives, brushes and wedges, rags and tissues. She introduced the group to the art of ‘Tonking’, a technique, using tissue paper to lift paint off the canvas then later layering strips of the painted tissue to add tonal values. She uses a filbert brush for rolling over the canvas to create clouds which looked very effective.
Tracey uses a variety of paint brands - professional and student grade - the specific colour is more important and she finishes her work with W&N Satin varnish to protect and enhance the colours.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed Tracey’s demonstration and took away many ideas to apply in their work. Thank you so much Tracey for being generous with your knowledge and answering the many questions and we look forward to seeing the end painting on your website soon - www.tracey-rossartist.co.uk
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