Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Work In Progress

I have started a new body of work and am attempting to document my process along the way.  If I am brave enough I may even make a little video, as well.
This painting began as a small sketch after a surprise encounter Tilly and I had with a low flying wedge tailed eagle. 

I painted the background onto heavy watercolour paper that I had prepared with layers of gesso.  I then drew the main elements in chalk pastel.  I like to work this way, when making my personal work, as it allows me to keep the drawing fresh and I can easily erase it with a damp cloth.

 Once I was satisfied with the layout I blocked in the shapes, making any changes that were necessary.

Then I added all of the details...

until it was finished.


  1. That's a really nice way of working... great outcome too. Thank you for posting this!

    1. Thank you M. I just found your blog as well; I didn't know you had one!
      x t.

  2. Hi Tracie! I just found your blog via someone else's blog. Your illustrations are so soft and beautiful! Just started following you on blogger and fb!

    1. Hi Melissa and thank you! I just found your blog as well; very cute :)