Friday 1 April 2022

Creative Artiste ~ April Mixed Media Challenge #81

Hello Creative Friends 

our theme is always *Anything Mixed Media Goes* 

Today my Design Team project is different from past makes, 
created earlier this year for a very dear friend going through a 
really tough time right now. This piece I never intended to share 
hence just one photograph... but today with permission I do.

*I walk with you*

On a tiered photo frame mount I painted a Spring woodland scene in 
watercolour, acrylics and inks, dotting Bluebells in gouache along 
the waters edge as golden sunshine peeps through it's cloudy sky.

The boot a hand drawn mini version from an art journal piece created 
last year is painted and detailed with coloured pencils, cut out and 
simply suspended in the corner of a painted wax gilded frame. 

I hope you will join our Creative Artiste March #81 Challenge 
and share your *Anything Mixed Media Goes* creations HERE.

Creative hugs and the 
warmest of wishes to you all
Tracey xx


Let's Art Journal said...

Wow Tracey, what a beautiful and thoughtful gift! The spring scene is amazing and I love the red boot, so inspiring and uplifting for your friend 😀. I bet your support is invaluable! Take care and Happy April! Hugs Jo x

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous piece Tracey, as always. That boot looks like mine! Hugs, Valerie

DVArtist said...

Ohhh this is AWESOME!!!! I am sorry your friend is have a hard time. Hope things get easier soon.

Christine said...

The boot adds so much interest, lovely piece!

Soma @ said...

Love the tiered painting. It's beautiful. I wish your friend all the best and better times ahead.


Andree said...

A stunning painting Tracey. The boot is a wonderful symbol of solidarity against the peaceful woodland scene. I'm sure your thoughtful project continues to bring comfort to your friend xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful painting and mixed media beauty, Tracey. It has such a calming and peaceful feel to it. I love the various layers and the amazing boot. What an inspiring project, dear.

Lys said...

Such an original project, with 3D grounds and this focus on the boot: amazing!

Judy McKay said...

Stunning Tracey. So many details, love the boot. The meaning behind the painting is very wonderful. What a special piece for your special friend. Have a creative month. Judy

Sue said...

This is fabulous Tracey, there is so much life to this piece, it's almost like really being there! Take care and have a very happy April, Sue xx

Ina G said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful piece you have here Tracey. Love the background and that boot just says it all = Powerful! Hope life is treating your friend better now. Happy Easter.

Redanne said...

My dear and lovely friend, I cannot express with enough words how much this gorgeous framed boot means to me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It looks beautiful here but it looks even more gorgeous in real life and it has a place of honour in our house. You are the kindest friend anyone could have and I am truly grateful for your friendship. Love xxx

Mac Mable said...

I thought I recognised the boot image Tracey, as I thought it was one of the most unique and amazing 'boots' I had ever seen.....And.....I still do with this fabulous mini version x.

My name is Erika. said...

You've got me ready for a springtime walk in nature with this page Tracey. I am loving the boot and the beautiful background. I like how you painted over the mattes and give this piece so much dimension. It's a great piece. Sorry it took me so long to come over as it was a busy weekend, and then I got my covid booster #2 and the side effects were worse than any of the other shots I got. Hope the new month is treating you well. hugs-Erika

carol l mckenna said...

This is a wonderfully creative piece of artwork ~ mixed media ~ Xo

Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love how that boot inserts its way into the painting!