Friday, 15 March 2019

She Blooms...

Hello Creative Friends.. 

I'm sharing a play day today where I used *recently* new to me 
Karin brushmarker Pro's discovered first within my monthly 
Scrawlr box I've been slowly building up my colour collection.


The image is created using Jane Davenport stencils.

 Scribbling the markers onto a non porous surface I simply sprayed those 
scribbles with water, applying directly to the image with a paint brush. 

I love how adding white gesso into the mix can change the opacity.


Even when applied onto the skin tone those delicate colours peep through.


and outlining with a fine liner really defines those stencilled lines.


With so much open white space on this A3 page it needed something 
to bring it together without over powering the beauty of this image. 

As these markers are also calligraphy pens I scrawled words, drew around 
the edge of both script and image and used my favourite colour of the 
moment *Curry* to pull out the colour using a drenched paint brush.

There's something quite rewarding about watching 
watercolour expand and dance on an open page.

Bringing both white space and image together *She Blooms*


Thank you for sharing part of your day with me today...
Happy Friday everyone... the weekend awaits!

Wishing you all a wonderful one...

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

I'm sharing today with:
MOO-MANIA & More: #186 Close to Nature
Art-Journal-Journey: as the lovely Jo Host's HELLO SPRINGTIME
Kristin & Eva: WK2 Y9 PPF

35 comments:

Sue (this n that) said...

Hi Tracey!
I see what you mean about the effect applying white gesso has... I really like the difference it makes, thank you for sharing that tip.
"She Blooms" is full of sweetness and I loved seeing the progressions and then how the full painting looked at the end. You make gorgeous visions, it's always lovely to see your art. Happy PPF :D) xx

Valerie-Jael said...

You got some beautiful effects playing with your markers, and the finished piece is gorgeous. You lady is really blooming. Have a wonderful day! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

I love that you give your lovely lady space to show her wonderful beauty.
A gorgeous painting overall, Tracey.
Happy PPF and joy the upcoming weekend xx

Kokopelli said...

Oh my, I love this girl! What a beautiful piece of art. Happy PPF!

chrissie said...

Such a wonderful creation using the beautiful colours.

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen said...

One simple word from me for this: GORGEOUS!
I love all about your fantastic blooming girl! She is awesome!
So happy to see her linked to Jo's Hello Spring collection at Art Journal Journey dear Tracey!
Thank you very much for joining us! You are such a wonderful artist and never cease to amaze me whenever I come to see with what you came up!
Happy weekend and happy wishes for your hubby and your dog girl!

Love from Susi

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey this is one of my favourite techniques. The effect of applying the colours with a paint brush is so much better than trying to apply them direct which just never works for me. The finished piece is glorious. The shadowing and the scrawled text finishes the whole thing off to perfection. Hope your weekend is just as perfect, Angela xXx

Gillena Cox said...

This is gorgeous Tracey

Happy PPF

Much👩‍🎨love

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful artwork.

Rosie said...

This is simply beautiful

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous! I love how you added the gesso and what you did with the paint around the face!

craftytrog said...

She's simply stunning Tracey!
Happy Friday,
Alison xox

Let's Art Journal said...

Stunning page! You have created such beauty with the flowers and her blue eyes are amazing, so mesmerising 😁. The words that you added are perfect as she definitely blooms and reminds me of springtime too - fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey and I hope all is well! Happy Friday and Weekend Tracey! J 😊 x

Susan said...

She is gorgeous and I always love when you share the process. Happy PPF

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Tracey oh I really wish you had nudged me at the NEC and said hi, I would really have loved to have met you . Love your artwork, the flowers combined with the portrait work fantastically and I love the colours. Please if ever you see me , give me a nudge and sa hello anytime ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Linda Kunsman said...

so pretty , and wonderful results with the technique! happy PPF!

Christine said...

Lovely piece Tracey!

Meggymay said...

She does indeed bloom, it is a gorgeous page and those colours look lovely.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

Tracey, she most definitely blooms, she has such a beautiful face, delicately coloured to perfection. The flowers are gorgeous too, I love her eyes and I love your handwritten words. A truly beautiful page.

So glad you had a good time at the NEC, I hope you got to see Tracy Evans who was demoing on Stampers Grove. I am so sad that I can't go this year. Hope you have a lovely weekend and are not too troubled by the expected high winds. Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Well she certainly has a beautiful bloom as does the whole page. So creatively put together Tracey, and A3 - that’s a large space to fill, I’m very impressed. Wishing you a fabulous weekend, hoping the winds die down and the rain stops with some sunshine peeking through. Xxx

leekrek said...

wonderful color choices,

peppylady (Dora) said...

She so soft looking.
Coffee is on

John R said...

This is beautiful, Tracy. I love how how experiment with new tools and techniques. I used to be a bit like that, but nowadays I prefer to keep my tools to a minimum. It works for me, but you've given mt the notion to get my watercolours out again.

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

I like what you have done with the pens, I shall have to look out for those.

DVArtist said...

Wow Tracy she is gorgeous. I love how you filled in the white space and the colors you used are magical. Well done my friend.

Astrid Maclean said...

Just popping by for my weekly visit... Wow Tracey, stunning effects with those markers and mixing with gesso is such a cool idea! The end result look simply amazing, specially in your clever hands! The black outlining makes it all stand out brilliantly. Really, really love the way you have framed the face with the green also to fill the white space, such a cool effect and it really suits the whole bloom/flower theme. Wonderful work!! Happy Sunday!

Neet said...

Wow Tracey, this is beautiful. You obviously have a lot of talent and I love how you are using these new pens. What interested me was the use of Gesso with the colour - something I want to try out myself. Doubt I will reach your standard though.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps hope doggie and hubby are doing ok xx

Raine said...

this is wonderful! I always wanted to use J Davenport's stencils. You did an amazing job with them. Happy belated PFF!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful creative and colorful!

Happy Moments to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

NatureFootstep said...

this is VERY beautiful. Never heard or seen this kind of pencils. I think Sweden is a poor country when it comes to art material. :(

Mac Mable said...

Hope you had a lovely weekend? I enjoyed the rugby...especially as Wales won x
What a piece of unique art you've created....absolutely stunning colouring, love the stencil, the glorious image and the free hand sentiment....and yes she Blooms for sure x

Darnell said...

I love your chic lady with a garden blossoming right out of her pretty little head! Very creative and beautiful, Tracey!! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Tracey, lovely colouring and designing.
Take care of your precious pet.
I will be away for the month of April and May and although I will have post scheduled I will not be able to comment on your posts.xx

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

She is beautiful, love the eyes, Tracey! I love how you incorporated the text into the painting. Adding gesso is such a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing.

-Soma

Rike said...

She blooms just wonderful and her eyes are fascinating! I too like the Jane Davenport faces!
Wish you a happy Sunday! Rike