Battling through disaster after disaster.

I haven’t been able to add much in the way of paintings because I have been having such a nightmare! I have really struggled with the backgrounds of my paintings, there have been too many disasters to list them all here but let’s just say I am currently on redo paintings set number 5!!

I think the biggest factor for all my mistakes is the pressure I put on myself to make these paintings the best I have ever done. With this and time pressures, my artistic ability has been severely affected and I am now struggling to get my paintings ready in time for the exhibition on the 19th! I may have to sacrifice my quality standards in order to get them finished.

Here are some work in progress photos, I haven’t taken as many this time as I have been so focused on getting the paintings done!

The greens look really different but are very similar. I think the colours of the lingerie are confusing my camera and I haven’t learned enough about it yet to alter that! I have continued to build up the layers as I have with previous bras, even if things have not been working out as I had planned! There have been colour changes and layers upon layers but I am persevering and I am determined I will get SOME paintings finished! I may not get all four done but it won’t be for lack of trying!!

I’m concentrating on the bodyshaper and the basque for now. Better to have two finished paintings than four unfinished. With the hope of finishing the other two if there is time.

I also have my detailed close-ups of the lace patterns of these and other items of lingerie which will be displayed in this beautiful archive box. I am so pleased with how they have turned out. You only get to see one for now. Hope you like what you have seen so far. I will post all finished paintings and photographs after the exhibition! I have never been so nervous in all my life! I’ll be back after it’s all over!


Published by Tracy J Hughes

English artist living and working in Wales. A BA and MA Fine Art graduate from Aberystwyth University. Working in acrylic paint and coloured pencil creating still lifes and beach scenes.

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