Friday, 3 February 2017

Look for the water


It's been a little while since I filmed a time-lapse video. I find myself a bit under pressure when I film because there is no editing involved - it's all done in the camera - so the page has to be done in one go, no huge pauses as I wander away and do something else while things dry. I guess it's a little like Rae Missigman's 15 minute exercise. I tend to use what is within reach, otherwise the camera may shake as I walk across the room (it's suspended from a microphone stand by a gorilla tripod and sensitive to movement).

I had no idea where this was going. I just grabbed whatever was around and set to work. Once the blue was on there, I had some journalling to add. The reds and yellows of the rest of the page remind me of the Australian desert colours. It's a hot page, so the cool blue ribbon through the middle is refreshing. It reminds me to look for refreshment no matter what else might be going on in my life; to be deliberate about seeking out the water even in the desert wilderness.


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Linking with Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Journey where the theme is '50 shades of red'





13 comments:

  1. A fabulous painting, I love how this refreshing river gives so much interest! Will watch your video later, need a new plugin for watching it. Thank you for playing with us over at Art- Journal- Journey! Always apleasure to have you with us Tracy !
    oxo Susi

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  2. Lovely piece, Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  3. Wonderful Artwork. The little bit of blue color gives it a good c ontrast.
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine

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  4. a wonderful page of color and mark making! Thanks for joining in at AJJ!

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  5. Beautiful vibrant colours with the touch of blue providing a lovely contrast :-). Happy Friday and have a great weekend! J :-)

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  6. Lots of wonderful colours and shapes on this page

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Helly Tracy, I loved your video and have watched it a couple of times as I see something else each viewing.
    Your beautiful painting is wonderful and full of life. Your choice to place the blue was perfect and I love your description as to why.
    Thank you - I'm so inspired. Happy PPF :D)

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  8. I love the shapes you used to create this piece! They really work well together, when you might think they wouldn't. Nice bits of various colors. And lots of red! Hugs Erika

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  9. Luv your use of bold shades with your red. The symbols are clear. A nice mix

    Have a good weekend

    Much love...

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  10. Beautiful vibrant page. I find the white break as interesting as the blue. Happy late PPF

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  11. Ohhh I love this piece. The reds are amazing. Thank you for the video too.

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  12. Great little video and wonderful colourful results!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  13. Really cool how your shapes suggest a cityscape in the background. So nicely done!

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