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Painting Sessions @ Egret and the Owl Book Café

Painting Sessions @ Egret and the Owl Book Café

I'm pleased to announce that a series of six painting sessions will be starting next week Monday. The sessions will cover the painting fundamentals of value, colour and composition, and will include painting exercises in a sketchbook (or work on loose sheets if you...

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The 100 Day Project (the first 10 days)

The 100 Day Project (the first 10 days)

I kept it simple for the first 10 days. A sketchbook and a 4B pencil. Some days I sat on a bench and one day I sat in my car. My subject for the duration of the 100 days is the Klein River, that runs past the village I live in.  [dss_masonry_gallery...

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Acrylic Landscape Painting: Forest #1

Acrylic Landscape Painting: Forest #1

© Tracy Algar, Forest 1. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 30 x 30cm.I have a new weekly ritual with a friend. We go for a walk in a forest, then we spend a couple of hours painting, or in her case, drawing in her sketchbook. It's fantastic to be in a forest during the...

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My 100 Day Project Plan (the warm-up)

My 100 Day Project Plan (the warm-up)

It's my second time around with The 100 Day Project and there is no doubt that I need a better plan than last year. I like to think I learned a thing or two last year, when I made it to around day 30 before skidding to a dead halt. Here are the lessons I took away...

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New Painting: Kleinrivier #1

New Painting: Kleinrivier #1

© Tracy Algar, Kleinrivier #1. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm.My favourite view of the KleinrivierI live closer to the river now than I did before. The quickest, easiest place to get to to sketch and paint river views is at the bottom of King Street. What I love about this...

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Art Sessions at Egret & the Owl in Stanford

Art Sessions at Egret & the Owl in Stanford

I'm very excited to be offering various Art Sessions at Egret & the Owl Book Cafe in Stanford from February 2022. The first four sessions will be botanically inspired drawing and markmaking (with a little bit of painting too).Botanically Inspired Drawing and Mark...

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Up The Lane, a Stanford village view

Up The Lane, a Stanford village view

Up The Lane, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cmExploring a Stanford village viewThis Stanford village view is a bit different, not featuring the mountains, but a delightful view all the same.There's a cut through from one road to another, between Mariana's house and the space...

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Wandelpad #2

Wandelpad #2

© Tracy Algar, Wandelpad 2. Oil on canvas, 30 x 20 cm.Wandelpad #2 is a plein air painting that I painted on the Stanford Wandelpad in spring last year I'd been anticipating this painting outing for a while. I'd scouted the location, checked the weather forecast...

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Goodbye 2021 + a giveaway

2021... what on earth was that? It's been a beast of a year! But that's not what I'm going to reflect on here. There have been silver linings, and I have much to be grateful for. I'm happy to report that art sales were up this year compared to last year. Fingers...

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