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Friday, 13 November 2015

The Warm- Up Sketch...

Do you remember a couple of months ago I said I had been busier than a blue arsed fly?
 Well that was nothing.
 The last two weeks been crazy busy, hugely fun, completely out of control
 and totally glorious
my brain has been a bit all over the place and jumping from project to project
which led to me drawing this into my sketchbook upside down
but I kind of like it just like that actually


as glorious as it has been it hasn't exactly been blogging friendly
and I haven't had much time for painting just for the fun of it
but the work has been fun so that is ok... sort of
I really miss my friends and blogging when things get a bit mad...
However I did start this little number as a warm up this morning
well it started as a little number
and then it sort of grew until it is kind of large
but I will need warm ups for the next few days so it will pull double or even triple duty...


I love using warm up sketches to start my day
as I get to draw out  any creative stiffness and loosen up and get into the groove
these sort of projects that are a mix of loose paint, and line
with careful, observed tone are just perfect
because it hits all the skills I am going to be using later in the day
plus they often turn out as some of my favourite sketches
amazing what happens when you have no expectations isn't it
now I just have to hope I don't muck this up over the coming days...

happy painting all...xx


20 comments:

  1. Happy painting to you too. Keep on having fun

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  2. This looks amazing Tracey ! Happy painting!!!

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  3. Great way to start off your day! As a person who can't draw, I find it remarkable that you can take something as simple as a tube of paint and turn it into a awesome piece of art by sketching it! And it's only a warm up! Hope this week runs smoother and is less hectic!

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  4. Glad that you've enjoyed busy life. The paint tubes show that it's true ;)
    Have a happy PPF and weekend♥

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  5. Always enjoy reading your posts. I love the idea of a warm up sketch and this one is just lovely. I can see why they often become your favorites - this one certainly would be one of mine. Enjoy all of your busy fun days!

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  6. Good to hear you're having fun, glad you popped over to catch us up!! Lovely painting...very inspirational! Keep on enjoying!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. Oh my gosh Tracey, these sketches of the paint tubes are STUNNING!! They are like photos of the actual thing, I mean, how you get every itty bitty detail so perfect is beyond me! I could just study and look at this over and over. Happy PPF!

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  8. Happy PPF, nice to have time to run around and look again! Matisse Acrylics -- must be a down under thang! Love reading our blogs, always.

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  9. In all your craziness, your art just keeps getting better and better. These tubes are awesome...and who but you would even think to paint them? Happy PPF

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  10. Gee, that tube has had a work out these past few weeks. Glad to have you back - been missing you - m.x

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  11. Wonderful work!! I have never used that structure acrylic paint - how do you like it? How stiff is it? Stiffer body than heavy body acrylics? I am using acrylics this month for a portrait class - so I'd love to know! Happy PPF :)

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  12. If I managed to produce a warm up piece like this one... it would be my masterpiece! Fantastic and in awe... as usual.
    Don't work too hard xx

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  13. These are fantastic Tracy. I had to keep going back to see if any of these were real or if they were all drawings. Fascinating detail you've created.

    Kate

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  14. love the texture. thanks for sharing.

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  15. Wow your warm ups are pieces of master art. Glad you are busy and having fun too.

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  16. I agree - the 'no pressure' approach is often the way to do something fabulous! And you did :0)

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  17. Warm up pieces are like real pieces of art. Great!

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Hi everyone...I have been madly trying to get the verification robot thing to stop driving us all nuts... still working on it... sorry it is so annoying... Trace xx