July 2021

New beginnings!

Sometimes I pray a simple prayer over the canvas – it helps me to connect with what my heart wants to paint.

This month is all about new beginnings and is something I want to encourage any artist to try this month.

I started this large piece as a reaction to the first lockdown in March 2020. I wanted to explore new colours and brush marks. It was all very experimental and I wasn’t sure if I liked it or wanted to keep it – (some of you may have seen it during my solo exhibition at Salthouse church last August). After some deep thinking I decided to work back over it and to create something that felt more like ‘me’!

Sometimes it’s difficult to understand what more ‘me’ feels like, but having created hundred’s of artworks over the years I know it’s when I just focus on the process of making art rather than the final results!

Lots to do, but I’m feeling more connected with how the paint is working and it feels more like ‘me’ !

Preparing to video my online art class!

Yes – it’s finally happening. This month I’ve started filming my first ever online art course. It’s challenging, but I’m determined to see this through. If you’re at all interested in progressing your art and learning from me then sign up to my mailing list for a special introductory offer.

Click here to join me.

Tracey Ross Online art course,

July Art Workshop at Burnham Overy Staithe, North Norfolk.

Whilst the forecast was set for thunder storms – the early morning rain stopped just in time! Allowing us to get outside to sketch the atmospheric soft light – well done everyone who came.

Sketching the light and incoming tide
First time using acrylics for this student. I love the way she has captured the mood and soft atmosphere of the day.

Selected for the Holt Art Prize 2021

 

Delighted that ‘Respond’ has been selected for the Holt Art Prize 21. The exhibition opens 24th – 31st July. At the Saint Andrew’s Church Meeting Room in Holt, Norfolk.

£625 Mixed media on board. 46 x 46cm. Framed