Category: Intuitive Painting

Altered Book Art Journal Challenge

Thank you for your interest in the Altered Book Art Journal Challenge.

I am currently repackaging the challenge into an online course and will make it available again as soon as possible.  It will no longer be a completely free course, but I will be selling it at a very reasonable price.

If you would like to be advised when the course is available to buy, please sign up to my email list.

The Do-Over Project

“I think I’m painting a picture of two women but it may turn out to be a landscape.” -William de Kooning Painting intuitively means that I never really know how it is going to turn out. Often during the process of painting, I turn the canvas over, or take a completely different direction half-way through…

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Giving away a piece of original art

Don't sweet it under the carpet Original acrylic mixed media painting by Tracy Algar
Don’t sweep it under the carpet
Original acrylic mixed media painting by Tracy Algar

I’ve made an artwork especially to give away to one of my email subscribers on the 1st of November.

It’s called “don’t sweep it under the carpet” and it’s one of my new more abstract pieces that I’ve felt drawn to painting lately.

This piece is about keeping it real.  Saying what you mean. Doing what you say. Not pretending. Being authentic.

There’s been a change in the way I’ve been painting over the past couple of months.  It’s taken me a little while to start feeling comfortable with the change, and to understand what is happening.

I don’t feel the need to analyse the work too much. I don’t need to understand the symbols and have a story reveal itself to me. I am working more from a moment in time, a fleeting feeling or emotion.

My intuitive process begins in the same way, but I’m not trying to focus it in any one direction as the painting progresses. It’s looser. More joyful. Less serious.

To be in with a chance to win this original artwork, you will need to subscribe to my email list. Click here to subscribe. If you are already a subscriber, you will automatically be entered in the lucky draw.