Friday, 3 April 2015

Out of my comfort zone !!!

So what art supplies do YOU pack when going on holiday......

Usually most of my work is done with acrylics but as I was only taking hand baggage on the airplane and the airline had mentioned paint in their banned items I didn't want to take the chance of having my gorgeous Dina Wakley paint tubes what could I do, I couldn't possibly go on holiday and not take any art supplies !!!!!!

I chose to take watercolours.......

I picked out a selection of watersoluble colours that I had and decided to step out of my comfort zone.....I did pack a cheap white and black as well as a flourescent red acrylics paint as well and luckily was allowed to keep them !!!!

So here I am sipping sangria in the sun and experimenting WAY out of my comfort zone........

I struggle with the watercolours but am determined to get to grips with them before I get back to normality.......

It's definately a learning curve for me...I would never normally reach for the watercolours but am happy to give myself the challenge whilst I have plenty of free time to practice !!

Just a few of my practice pieces experimenting with this new medium for me and although I am not comfortable with it I have found that I can create pieces that I am reasonably satisfied with, always room for improvement but that's the point of practice right ???

So next time you go on a trip why not think about packing supplies that are out of your comfort'll be a challenge but you just might surprise yourself !!!!

Bright and painty hugs 


  1. These pieces are wonderful and all have your signature vibrant color and playful style. Thank you for posting this as a reminder that it doesn't matter what type of supplies you have on hand, as long as the colors sing to you. Tracy, you could make beautiful art with berries and twigs if you had to!

    1. Thank you Deborah. You really are too kind xxxx

  2. I don't think you could mess up even if you tried. Your pages are always so beautiful. :)

  3. Your choices of colors are always so beautiful. I saw your sipping sangria in the sun post and felt a little jealous. It hit about 50 here but we still have some snow on the ground. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I think you are doing a great job. I LOVE all of your work! X

  5. I love how you are pushing yourself. It's wonderful watching you grow as an artist and you are a definite inspiration. Enjoy the journey.