At first glance, the blurred images look like they were taken by a camera. Moonstone Beach, for example, reminds me of this photograph shot by Portland photographer Anthony Georgis.
When I discovered that Tracy's works were not photographs but paintings, I became that much more intrigued with her creative process. In her statement she writes,
the use of instantaneous digital tools in my everyday life makes me want to find a slower, gradual, more contemplative painting process that reasserts the value of the human hand. I work every morning in natural light using traditional painting materials, walnut oils and mongoose brushes, to apply thin glazes of color that I blend and blur into soft transitions.Even the way Tracy paints sounds heavenly!
|Lili Pad II|