Wednesday, October 7, 2009

For those who are interested in what i am now painting

Click on the picture to get a better look.
(The painting looks brighter in person. I am having trouble taking a good picture with out light shining on the painting in spots, and dulling the colors.)

Here is my latest work. I still have to add color for the pelican and to the post it is sitting on. I will probably also add a couple of small pelicans flying in the background. I am also hoping to add more depth to the clouds in the sky. This painting is in oils, and I loveeeeee using oil paints! Only problem is, I have to be so patient while layers of paint dry before i can move on to the next stage.

I am so impatient. When i was painting using acrylic paints they spoiled me with how fast your work dries. I often could do an entire painting in one day if i chose to. LOL However I love the texture of oils, and I love how vibrant the painting looks when it is done.

I will be sure to share the finished painting with you all here in blog land. I am thinking of calling this painting "Joyful Moments" The colors feel so light and airy and well happy to me!

I probably will start a new painting while this one is drying. I have several in mind. I need to start a snowy one again so i can maybe put the pic on my Christmas cards. I also want to paint something with mist as a focal point. Another painting would be simply of water and reflections. I need to learn how to paint calm waters. :)

Fibro has been a problem for me lately, today I have no voice due to fibro, and I hurt all over. I have wanted to spend less time online lately and more time working on my art or just disappearing in a good book. I am also getting the urge to start cooking or baking again. Nothing like the smell of home cooked bread, or something with vanilla in it to make ones home smell good. It also is a comfort I think. Very homey to smell fresh baked goods.

I am sorry I have not kept up on all your blogs.
I think I am feeling guilty not reading everyone's blog during my fibro months. I once again have thought about shutting my blog down. Therefor taking away my guilt.

I think though posting my art will be a good thing. I am just not sure.

Anyway part of fibro problems is depression, so maybe I am depressed because of the constant pain. I hate to shut down my blog because I am depressed, then regret it later on when I am feeling better.

To those who are my blogger friends, know that I care, and I am so sorry that i have not visited your blogs in some time. I will try and make my rounds to your blogs as soon as i am feeling better.

Blessings my friends.


Wanda's Wings said...

It is going to be beautiful. I like oils too.

'Tart said...

Dear Tracy,
Your painting and talent is beautiful. I am so glad that you have painting to help get you through painful times. I am glad that you have not shut down your blog.:)

wolfbaby said...

You do such beatiful pictures

Just Be Real said...

Even half way done, Tracy, it looks good. You have such talent. Thanks for sharing dear one! Blessings....

Tracy said...

Thank you everyone for your comments. They are truly appreciated.

I caught a cold or the flu or something.....My plan right now is to just rest and get better, hopefully soon i can spend time finishing this painting. Hugsss and blessings sent to all of you.

Tamara (TC) Staples said...

Oh, Tracy! I love how this painting is shaping up. I love the colors and the soft, hopeful feeling of it. I am sorry that you have a cold/flu. On top of fibro, that can't be good. :(

I hope you don't shut your blog down. I think we all understand and we each have our times that we don't get around and read others blogs. It is really okay.


Dean Corso said...

waiting for that day...the day I'll touch the canvas of your paintings and their true color.
Be safe.

Mimi said...

your work just keeps getting better and better...thanks for sharing with us!!!

Jade said...

Aww Tracy, I'm sorry your fibro is causing you so much pain lately. It seems like the coming of winter its a tough time for those with Fibro.

Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers.

And as always...your paintings are beautiful

Denise said...

Oh girl, summer time has stolen all our time and we each have drifted from the blog world.. but alas the leaves are turning and driving us into our cozy homes and time to blog.. I have so missed everyone and wanted to come by and say.. YOU hang in there girl and blog away.........

Dr. Deb said...

I love water and sky. Nearly all of the artwork in my home has some features of them.

'Tart said...

Dear Tracy,
Thinking of you these days and wondering what you are up to. I hope your cold got better and that you are working on paintings. Miss you.

Tracy said...

Aww ty Tart for your concern. I need to write a post i know, but haven't done it yet. My computer broke, and i am now using my sons computer until i get a new one for myself. At the moment i have not done much painting, i have not felt very well. Fibro has been rearing its ugly head, and on top of that I am now off a med i take twice a day that helps me sleep. I had to get off it so i can take a test this sunday. It is a test that sees where the toxin levels are now in my system. I am also taking all kinds of tests next week to see what is going on weight wise. I will update everyone soon! Hugsss my friend. Love you lots!

Mary said...

Hi Tracey, Your painting is just beautiful can't wait to see it finished. Please don't shut down your site. We understand when you are in pain and can't be here, that's ok we can wait. I have been away from my blog too for a long while, I am recovering from shoulder surgery, so now that I can type have just written another poem...hugss to you my friend

S'onnie said...

awesome painting. sorry i haven't been by in a while, no excuses really just been a bitof a slacker :) please keep up with your blog

take care

Jade said...

How did all the test turn out?

Wishing you peace my friend.