January 2022

Happy New Year!

Today is my eldest sons birthday and also my late grandmother’s birthday so it’s a lovely way to remember her. My grandmother was very encouraging with how she spoke about my art and definitely sowed the seeds of art and faith into my life, for which I am truly thankful.
I’ve been looking at the fallow fields around my studio and thinking how the seasons are necessary for rest, development and growth.  I’ve started the New Year with some intentions and one of them is to share a bit more of what I enjoy with you. One of the latest things I enjoy is listening to the free Biblical app on my phone called Lectio 365. I like to do this first thing in the morning as it helps to ground my thoughts for the day.  You can find out more HERE.

Meanwhile, back in the studio I’ve been working on videoing week 1 of my new online art course called ‘Paint the Light – experimental Seascapes’. I have to say this is probably one of the most challenging things I’ve done, especially with learning all of the technical side of hosting a course and marketing it. I’d like to thank all the students who have attended my workshops and any fellow artists I have met on social media – you are a great encouragement to me!

Tracey Ross sketching on the North Norfolk coast for an online art course
Here I am filming for week 1 of my new online art course!

And another thing… I’m on a mission to fall in love with Ultramarine Blue! I have to admit that it’s not my favourite blue, so I’m trying different brands to test their mixing ability and quality. I do love colour mixing and finding out how to create new colourways for my paintings. A colourway is a range of combinations of colours. I will post my finding at the end of month.

More inspirations to follow soon…