Friday, December 15, 2006

Stay Tuned

A post without an image! A fairly rare occurrence here in Tracyland. heh.

I did end up doing several paintings that incorporated the chicken poop color, Magnesium Green. Surprisingly the color was a bit too intense for my liking, believe it or not, and so it took some doing to wrestle it down to where I prefer my colors to be. I know that my palette looks intense, however, each layer of color glaze is surprisingly subtle, at least in real life.

But alas, I have a very busy day going and I must get some time in my studio before my kids get home. And since our Christmas tree is now located in the only spot in the whole house that is perfect for photographing my paintings, I don't have a good image of either painting yet.

As soon as I have some time and can figure out how to get a good shot of it, and if the light is good and the stars are in proper alignment, I will post one of the images, probably over the weekend.


Deb Lacativa said...

I've been meaning to ask you about your palette and if you ever work in the blue and greens.

Lisa Call said...

Do we get an image of what inspired the colors also?

Tracy Helgeson said...

Deb, I use blue and green in almost every painting! I just went through this whole thing about using green (and yellow), I thought I was using it too much and it was messing with my head:-) Somehow my paintings tend to leave the impression of pink, magenta, purple.

Lisa, because you asked, I bought another cabbage, waited for the digestive process to kick in (doesn't take long in chickens) and snapped a few pics. I'll put them up soon.