Friday, 9 October 2020

In the dead of the night... we create a scene!!

 Hello Creative friends, 

a one pick post from me today as I share a page created 
during a sleepless night. Lack of sleep or just sheer 
madness have you ever tried to paint on a black page 
in the dead of the night..?? 

Rollered in white gesso I used just three colours 
white, black and yellow to pick out shapes left from 
those roller marks to create a scene. 

Adding paste through a brick stencil and a TH Cathedral substrate, 
hidden within the mist distant ravens sit on the power line 
between two houses and wiry tree's... 

As the pumpkin scarecrow keeps watch over the land I'll leave 
you to discover the stranger things within this spooky scene.. 

Have a great weekend everyone, 
Stay safe..!! 

Creative wishes
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 

Thursday Art Date with Rain ~ Scarecrows
Art Journal Journey ~ Chris's Theme ~ Hold the Line 
Country View Challenges ~ Halloween (create a scene)


  1. Oh Tracey I love everything about your piece!! The castle window...the bricks...the fence...the light in a distant window...bats, moon, and a pumpkin scarecrow! I love it! Thanks so much for joining in!!! :) I can imagine being in that field in the dark night...scary spooky stuff!!! By the way, sheer madness is underrated! ;)

  2. This is amazing Tracey! I really really like this. It has a super slightly spooky feel and is perfect for this time of year. It is amazing all the detail and depth you created with just 3 colors, but we don't see colors much at night, do we? And I see lots of lines for Chris' challenge too. Thanks for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey. Much appreciated. Have a super end of your week. We're almost into double digit October. Hugs-Erika

  3. This is a great scene! And so spooky. There are many things to discover, so I had to look and explore for a while. Love it! Happy PPF!

  4. Sorry about the sleepless night but this is absolutely fabulous! LOVE how you did it, you were inspired by the night! Thanks so much for joining us at AJJ, much appreciated. And happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  5. It looks spooky and beautiful in same time.
    Have a wonderful weekend xx

  6. I was BLOWN away, Tracey. This is absolutely incredible. I can't believe you created that scene with just three colors. You did a magnificent job. I was so impressed by how you got the stencils to work with your own artwork. And for once, the scarecrow actually LOOKS like a scarecrow. Simply awesome. Thanks, too, for sharing this beauty with us at Art Journal Journey using Chris's theme.

  7. I just wish i could paint something like this in the middle of the day, never mind in the middle of the night when you couldn't sleep. An amazing, atmospheric piece of art Tracey. I knew you were good but this is fantastic.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  8. this is a great one :) And what a great way to create a brick wall. It looks real. I have to remember that. :) Thanks!

  9. Tracey this is amazing, so creative and so very atmospheric. The wall and 'window' add fabulous detail and texture and love the fun mr pumpkin x. I spy a few bats and a cobweb too x. The addition of the yellow adds a dramatic touch and I absolutely love this one Tracey....
    Sorry you couldn't sleep but boy did you use your time creatively x.

  10. I can relate to sleepless nights. I have them often. I adore this piece! So beautiful! magical. Happy Paint Party Friday and have a lovely weekend. Take good care.

  11. Tracey, this is amazing!!!! I love your spooky scene with lots of scary and textural touches and cool use of lines. I am amazed by this!!!!

  12. WOWOW!!!!!! Tracey this is magnificent! The black and white with that touch of yellow is brilliant art. I can't stop looking at this. You hit all the spooky elements and for me a sure winner. Have a great day.

  13. A fabulous page Tracy, the night art session has given you fantastic inspiration. Thank you for linking up to Chris's AJJ theme.
    Yvonne xx

  14. Very interesting Tracey. Happy PPF


  15. great texture created and what a mood you made!

  16. Eek!! Fabulous nighttime crafting! I don't do it often thankfully!
    I love all the spooky things here but the wind is absolutely brilliant! Thanks so much for linking to my theme at AJJ! Hugs, Chrisx

  17. Wonderful dark night scene. I love the window with the spider's web, and the depth of the field with the scarecrow.
    I'd be running from that spooky scene for sure.

  18. Sorry you were so sleepless but oh my what a gorgeous atmospheric page you created- I LOVE it!! Happy PPF!

  19. Oh, it's really, really nice. And spooky. I like minimalistic painting. I try to create such paintings sometimes.

  20. Absolutely wonderful - and to think it's only three colours and it's insomniac art too! It's magical, atmospheric and so beautifully done.
    Alison x

  21. I too, am sorry for your sleepless night but this piece must make up for that a dozen times over - it is fantastically spooky and so beautifully accomplished. The wall and window are fabulous and I just adore the pumpkin scarecrow and the lit up house. My favourite part is the beautiful moon and those wonderful bats! Beautiful work, as always.

    Stay safe and well. Hugs, Anne xx

  22. Tracey,

    Is this Dracula's castle? Bats silhouette against the eerie moonlight, spider webs, and a creepy pumpkin head scarecrow definitely screams HALLOWEEN! Great fun, fabulous artwork. Thanks for sharing your creativity, my dear!

  23. So amazing dear Tracey,- yes a little spooky but also a winters night in the country , as it really is. The old house looking as if falling to pieces, the cozy light in far away houses, the birds flying to the nearest tree , to find a place to sleep , the fence and moon- all telling a story about night in the country . Simply gorgeous, my friend. Sending you hugs and warm wished . xoxoxoxo

  24. Tracey this is amazing, those hints of yellow are wonderful, and I love your pumpkin scarcrow. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  25. Hi Tracey it's me again lol. Thank you so much for entering your scene into our challenge at Country View Crafts, it's always great to see you there. Take care, Sue xx

  26. Wow, spook-tacular! Loving the textured wall of the cathedral and pumpkin head scarecrow 😁. Wow and just three colours too - amazing! Such a fun and boo-tiful scene 😉. I hope you've caught up on your sleep! Take care! Hugs, Jo x


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