Category Archives: Creative Process

“Warmth of Gold” and a restart

Warmth of Gold 5″ x 5″ oil on gold leaf, cradled panel ©Tracy Wall Painting on gold leaf is challenging for me!  I work with the values (lights and darks) of my paintings, and the gold can be very deceptive.  … Continue reading

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“Returning to Half & Half” and still searching

Returning to Half & Half oil on gallery-stretched canvas 30″ x 40″ ©Tracy Wall Been feeling a little weird when it comes to my work.  It is hard to describe.  I want more from it.  I’m still in a state … Continue reading

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“Halt, Walk, Trot” and lines

Halt, Walk, Trot 8″ x 16″ oil on canvas, framed ©Tracy Wall (little hard to get the colors true in this photograph) I really like lines.  Reminds me that (for me at least) it often starts with drawing, especially when … Continue reading

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“Inside Reflections” and A turning point….

Inside Reflections 20″ x 20″ oil on gallery-wrapped canvas ©Tracy Wall It’s been a time of art contemplation for me lately.   I didn’t really expound on the turning point mentioned in the last painting. (See ‘Turning Point in Teal‘)  … Continue reading

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Ken Valastro (1954-2014)

Edge of Smith Lake, Washington Park 8″ x 10″ oil on canvas ©Tracy Wall I write today to celebrate artist Ken Valastro, a man that has inspired not only me, but so many artists. I first met him at a … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes – “Chutes & Ladders Transform”

Chutes & Ladders Transform 36″ x 48″ oil on gallery-wrapped canvas ©2014 Tracy Wall Yikes!  Need to catch up on here! I may have been absent, but I feel like I’ve been so busy!  It’s time to catch up. This … Continue reading

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Am I a little distressed?

It was a usual Saturday, and I had spent the day painting at Abend Gallery.  Afterwards, I ran a few errands before heading home. Walking through a local mall, it can be hard for me NOT to stop into a … Continue reading

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