Wednesday, April 22, 2009

1st and 2nd Stage's in New Ocean Painting

(above picture of 1st stage of painting.)

(above picture is 2nd stage of painting)

Because I have not been feeling very well of late I haven't been doing much in painting. Now that I am feeling so much better I am able to do what I love! Here is the very first stage in the new painting I am working on. As you see in the 1st stage it needs lots of work still, but thought you would like to follow me on this latest journey in creating another one of my visions. I still need to even out the sea line, and work on the ocean, as well as paint the main reason for this painting.

In the 2nd stage, the sea is more even, and the water looks more real. There is more movement. I have added more to the sand, making it appear as if the water has been pulling in. I am now going to move to the third stage.

I am hoping I am able to paint myself. I saw an image in my mind of total freedom in being me. I have always been so self cautious of my weight gain over the years. A weight gain caused by emotional trauma and physical health issues.

I feel God has slowly been showing me that no matter the size of the woman they can be seen as beautiful.

This painting will be one of emotional growth in seeing the beautiful lady that God created. I also hope that it will be an expression of shedding many layers of emotional baggage and show casing that I am a survivor!

I will be painting myself walking into the ocean and dropping a towel, allowing it to slide slowly down into the sea..a symbol of the baggage being shed that i have carried through out the years.

The reason I chose a sunrise for the sky is because it is a representation of a fresh start, and new beginnings.

I hope you enjoy watching the stages as they take place. Hopefully as I progress in this painting I will not be to shy to post the painting.

Blessings my friends!


'Tart said...

As always, Tracy, this painting is beautiful and you just keep getting better.

I applaud the meaning of what you want to do with this painting. When you said 'no matter the size of the woman she can be seen as beautiful' I said out loud "You know it, Sister!!":):)

While it upsets me that anything bad happened to you in your past - you ARE a survivor. You are a person who works past their pain, you are doing it now through this painting and it makes you a special person and always such a winner (for lack of finding the right word) in my book. I just love you.

So, in short, the painting is beautiful and I look forward to watching your vision with you!!:)

Mike Golch said...

great posting.{{{hugs}}}

Tamara (TC) said...


The painting is already beautiful but your vision for it sounds amazing! I can't wait to see how it turns out. You are such a definitely a survivor! You go!