“What I really, really want is to paint the world in rainbows of possibility” ~Tracy Verdugo

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Jill Berry's Stencil Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hi beautiful people!

Today is my turn in a wonderful two week blog hop to introduce Jill K. Berry’s new line of stencils, TEXTures, from Artistcellar. There are 4 gorgeous stencils in this set and I was excited to try them as stencils are not part of my usual repertoire.


 I decided to use the stencil inspired by rivers but for some reason my mind jumped straight to the image of a tree and a beautiful Ojibwa saying,

 

 No tree has branches so foolish as to fight amongst themselves. 

I painted on a 12x12 inch wood panel, beginning with some playful marks in turquoise, white, yellow and green gold.

I then stencilled over the background using the same stencil four times to fill the panel using the same range of colours but contrasting light against dark and vise versa.

Using a watercolour pencil to draw in the image of a tree I then proceeded to paint out the negative spaces around the tree using transparent red iron oxide. I was surprised at the gorgeous effect of the turquoise glimpsing through the underlayers. I then added a turquoise glaze over some areas of the tree.
 



I almost stopped there but decided to add a little gold shimmer around the tree and then couldn't resist throwing in some POPS of colour! So much fun!

This original work is for sale. First one to email me will be the lucky purchaser!

tracy_verdugo@hotmail.com


                             TracyVerdugo. 2012.We are all one. acrylic on ply. 12" x12 "$350

This post is a part of a two week blog hop.

Leave a comment below for a chance to win your own set of Textures!


You can leave a comment here, and make sure you check out all the innovative ways that the others blog hop artists (listed below) have used these stencils! Leave a comment on their posts too, for more chances to win!

I will draw a name from all of the comments on this post on December 14, 2012, the last day of the hop!


12/03 Sketchbook Challenge Guest post http://sketchbookchallenge.blogspot.com/
12/04 Seth Apter
12/05 Diana Trout
12/06 Traci Bunkers
12/07 Tracy Verdugo http://artoftracyverdugo.blogspot.com/
12/08 Anne Gaal http://www.gaalcreative.com/
12/09 Effy Wild http://effywild.com/
12/10 Dawn DeVries Sokol http://www.dblogala.com/
12/11 Aimee Myers Dolich http://artsyville.blogspot.com/
12/12 Sue Bleiweiss  http://suebleiweiss.com/home.html
12/13 Pam Carriker http://pamcarriker.com/blog/
12/14 Jane Davenport http://www.janedavenport.com/

Come back tomorrow for another surprise announcement!

love Tracy xo

112 comments:

Jill Berry said...

Okay, I love this and want to win it! And I am happy to send stencils to another person who posts here!

Louise said...

Wow Tracy your painting is stunning and I love the way you have used your stencils.The depth and colour is simply stunning.
I bet its lovely to be working in your home studio once again and having new toys to play with will make it extra special.
The stencils are gorgeous as well and I would love to won them.

Bev said...

Oh truly so original Tracey u sure made it your own ,thanks for the giveaway ....
Bev

Esther Cohen said...

I would LOVE to get some of your stencils in a giveaway. In my neck of the woods there aren't such nice stencils picking available. I also work with texture in a mixed media format and when teaching i also recommend products to buy.
you can see some of my work:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/queen-esthers-art-gallery/
Thank you for considering me to your stencil textured planet!!!!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE stencils! They are the coolest! I sure would love to win Jill K. Berry's new line of stencils, textures from ARTISTCELLAR!

; )
Elizabeth Aviles

Vanessa Johanning said...

This looks awesome!! I would love to use theses in my art!! wow!! Thanks for showing!! xxoo

Darlene K Campbell said...

YOur painting is fantastic. Love how you incorporated the use of the stencil. Thanks for the chance to win...also love you Blog..happy I found your work through this blog hop.

spaark said...

I was just popping by to say hi and here you are part of a bloghop and giving gifts. Tis the season! I have never used stencils before, but I am loving the look of these. Will pop by again tomorrow to see what other surprises are in store Julie xo

Jenny said...

Wow Tracy... your painting is stunning... love the colors... and the shimmer... and the stencils are gorgeous... beautiful giveaway...

Jenny ♥

Pam said...

love this piece! the colors are gorgeous and really show off the stencils

Alice said...

Such a wonderful painting, love the colors! I want to win really!!

Anne Oliver said...

I have never used stencils as part of my paintings before! You both are an inspiration!! I already have an idea of how I would use them and would love to try it out! I promise to send pics when I am done. ;)

Thanks for sharing another journey Tracy!and thanks for the opportunity to be a part of a giveaway Jill!!

<3 & light

xo

Anne

Carol said...

These stencils are wonderful Tracy, and to see how you used them is nothing short of inspirational. Thanks to you and Jill for offering such a cool giveaway.

Jane Davenport | Artomologist said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I love how the stencils add to your artwork, but don't jump out/ take-over - they are a beautiful element!

Diana said...

This is stunning! I can't wait to win this particular set. Or lets say, I WANT to win THIS set. LOl. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Ali said...

I love these stencils! Thanks for the chance to win them and welcome back home!

liberal sprinkles said...

This is super. I love how the stencil design shows through the red iron oxide. Very cool!
grace

Leisa Zoeller said...

Wow that's an awesome piece of art. I'm loving learning all these different ways to use stencils! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Creatively yours Fi said...

Awesome!! I really do need to buy some of those stencils...your work is GORGEOUS...you have such a gift of throwing colours together Tracy xX

Shells said...

Stunning painting Tracy, a great way of using the stencils.

Lynda Maretich said...

One of my most favourite loves is learning how artists produce their work...watching the basics of line and colour become magical!!

Tahn said...

These stencils look amazing! I've got my finger's crossed :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome tree painting! I love using stencils. And I'd love to win a set of these, they look cool. Thank you for the giveaway!
--Mina

FLBrit27 said...

Love how you used the stencils and LOVE your finished piece. If I had $350, I would so love to purchase it! I could find a million uses for these stencils.

Prerna Poojara said...

Awesome awesome awesome. Simple yet stunning. Its beautiful and the stencils are equally beautiful. Drool.

NatashaMay said...

I just love these stencils! They're freaking awesome! :)

Walk in the Woods said...

Lovely image and the texture from the stenciling add great interest!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

These look wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win.

Cristi
2ifbysea1067@bellsouth.net

huntla1 said...

Beautiful painting. Love the use of stencil for texture in the background. Thanks for an opportunity to win this set of stencils.

Glenda Hoagland said...

Absolutely beautiful. You are such a talented artist.

Janet Ghio said...

The stencils are wonderful and your tree looks great on top of them! Thanks for the opportunity to win a set.

MarleneMAZ said...

Tracy, this is gorgeous! love that you used them in one of your style paintings.

Gill said...

Fabulous! I love your work!

Susan Goodell said...

It is so much fun seeing all the different ways everyone is using the new stencils. I really enjoy using stencils in my paintings. I like to say, the more pattern, texture and colors in one painting the better.

Kathy nesi said...

Love the texture these stencils create and your tree is fabulous!

Jan said...

the painting is amazing! I'd love the chance to win the stencils. Thank you.

april dawn said...

I just love seeing all the different artist expressions from the same stencils. This Makes my mind whirl with anticipation about winning these stencils.

Tweetybirds said...

I agree with Jill Berry. I don't know which I like more - the art or the stencils!

Gina Sismilich said...

Your tree painting is gorgeous!!! Would love to win the stencils

NM_Creatrix said...

Love the turquise!

Vicki said...

Such a beautiful picture,Tracy!
I'm hoping you'll return to North American soon, so I can take a class from you.
Better yet, maybe I'll visit your side of the world one day:)

michelle renée bernard said...

LOVE what you did with these stencils. Simply fabulous!

ceparie said...

I like using stencils but they can be difficult to make (especially ones as intricate as Jill's). I admire the artwork you created using her stencil as a background, the colors are really lovely. I do hope I win so I can try my hand at it too! surpriseartist@gmail.com

Joanne said...

Your painting is gorgeous! Love how the stencils are subtle...
Thanks for a chance to win these, just love stencils!

Tinkerbell said...

oh my ... this painting makes my heart sing...

donnaj said...

love what you did w/the stencils-beautiful painting!

Cheryl said...

I love the stencils and what you did with them!

Kate Burroughs said...

Great use of the stencils. Thanks for a chance to win!
Aloha, Kate

Els said...

Very, very cool!

Jacky said...

Great way to use the stencils...your tree looks fantastic. I love those extra 'pops' you gave it and the colours!!!!
Would love a chance to win the stencils.

Jacky xox

TinaW said...

Your tree is gorgeous! I'd love to win the stencils.

Janine Whitling said...

love your vision and expression from this stencil. Can't wait to do your class next year, hoping to open my eyes to this wonderful potential of creativity xo

Kathy said...

Want those stencils! Looking forward to 21 Secrets too

Barbara Moore said...

Oh those stencils are so wonderful! I would love to have the set. Your picture is quite awesome too! Just beautiful and the colors are great.

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful tree painting...so vibrant and full of life! Lovely use of the stencil! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Carina said...

Lovely use of color with these stencils,per usual. I really think the way you use color is a distinctive trait of your work.

mtnmermaid said...

Beautiful Painting Tracy! Absolutely love it, and so excited about the prospect of winning Jill's cool new stencils. Thanks for the opportunity!

Barbara I. said...

Thanks for sharing your art with us and for the great giveaway. I'd love to win a set of Jill's new stencils. I appreciate the opportunity. Should I win, please email me at bkisrael@gmail.com

Sue Young said...

Just gorgeous gorgeous tree and wonderful use of Jill's stencils. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Tracey,

I LOVE what you do and I would be thrilled to be the lucky winner.
Hugs, Rob K

Anonymous said...

I am new to your work, I love the tree you made.

Nancy Laliberte said...

Awesome painting! I love all of the layers and color! These stencils would be well-used and well-loved in my studio...Thank you!

eSeN said...

I really like what you did by painting around the tree! It looks so cool with the stencil poking through:)

Thank you for giving one of us the opportunity to win Jill's lovely stencil set!

n.serene[at]gmail[dot]com

TBrooks said...

Complex layering gives such depth... I feel as i I could crawl inside the work

Solo said...

Beautiful piece....
Good to hear you are home & enjoying being back on your own turf !

Would love the stencils....
TY TY TY

Karen said...

I love this piece and I am loving how differently everyone on this blog hop is using the stencils!!!!Got my fingers and toes crossed to win these chookie!!!
cairnlar@hotmailcom

Anonymous said...

Lovely work! Yay, a blog hop FEATURING STENCILS!! I love using stencils. And I'd love to win a set of these! Thank you for the giveaway! --Mina

Anonymous said...

Lovely work! Yay, a blog hop FEATURING STENCILS!! I love using stencils. And I'd love to win a set of these! Thank you for the giveaway! --Mina

Daisy Jane said...

I am sooooo hoping I win these awesome stencils..LoVe ThEm!Daisyjane23@yahoo.com

Melva said...

Woould absolutely love a chance to win a set of these stencils.......

Laurie O'Neill said...

I hope to rescue some not-so-pretty painted papers with these stencils and some of the ideas I've gleaned from this blog hop! slowturnstudio@gmail.com

Kim Taylor said...

I love the textures and layering techniques! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Annie H. said...

I love your painting. It's beautiful! I'd love to win a set of these stencils to use in my art too.

Anonymous said...

Never been on your blog before. Very impressed with your tree for this hop. Would love the stencils.

Jo Murray said...

Stencils are just perfect for creating textured backgrounds. I'd certainly use these ones. Thanks for the opportunity.

KelQuiltz said...

Yet another inspiring use of these yummy stencils!! I appreciate the opportunity to see your work and for the chance to win a set of stencils.

Unknown said...

This painting is beautiful! Fun stencils like this are not available here, so I'd love to win it.
Dottie P

Peg Pritchett said...

Mmmm, love the painting Tracy! Stencils are the best for giving surprise elements to the gorgeous layers :)

Bo Mackison said...

Remarkable art. I love the finished piece, I love those stencils too. How fun to explore with those in my studio!!!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wonderful painting! So....illumined! Is that a word?? Thank you for sharing the steps to creating it. Patsy from
HeARTworks

Ginny Markley said...

Love the use of stencils and all the gorgeous layers. Your painting is just Stunning!

Cindi Ashbeck said...

The painting was beautiful, as always.

Judy H in NC said...

I love the idea of painting on wood. Would love to try on canvas

DiamondLil said...

Very Klimt-ian, in a 21st century sort of way. Beautiful!

Sheri W said...

I absolutely LOVE your work. I would sign up for a class learning how to do your houses in a heartbeat. I love the whimsy and the color. This tree is no exception. Thank you for your work.

Dotti said...

Your work is beautiful. Love how you used the stencils!

Jamie Lynn said...

beautiful piece of work <3 I'm very excited to see the different ways in which y'all are using these great stencils.

i look forward to winning a set <3

CreativeFlutter said...

Tracy these are awesome!! Would love to win! Your painting is breathtaking! If I had the money I'd snatch it up! :) Thanks for being so generous with your art!

xoxo

Aimée

M said...

Love me some good stencils, they are so much fun!

Shelley said...

These stencils look great for doing interesting layers!

Jann Parkes said...

Your artwork looks amazing Tracy. Clever you! These would be great in anyone's studio! xx

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Your art is amazing...the stencils look wonderful!

julibet said...

Thanks so much for describing your process. This is such a happy piece of work!

pupton said...

Love your art! I am always a day (or more!) late. Thank you!

Mary Dean said...

Great stencils! I'd love to win!

Thanks for the chance.

Victoria Robison said...

Love your painting. Beautiful tree! Thanks for the chance to win the fantastic stencils.

denthe said...

Gorgeous work! Love your painting and the stencils!

Lura said...

well I was lucky enough to win one of your paintings and then lucky enough to meet you, hug you and get to know you alittle bit, maybe I will be lucky enough to win these stencils from you. but really all the other things were lucky enough. love and miss you. xoxoo

Creative Soul Juice - Hobby Parent said...

I LOVE what you do here, especially this one.Thanks for your inspiration, Tracy! You've given me wind beneath my artist wings to create something similar. Mwah! ~Hobby

Kimette Beere said...

Love what you have done with the tree stencil. I love tree's and often incorporate them in to my art. In fact, I am feeling inspired for a change. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful stencil!

Jan said...

The stencils are the most clever thing I've seen in ages! And look at all the wonderful art! Jill mentioned them on her blog and I'm smitten. PLEASE enter me into the drawing, too! Fingers crossed!
Jan
Colorado

cindyleeb said...

I think 100 is the lucky no.! : ) Well, is may be wishful thinking but I'd love to win the stencils.

elle said...

What a gorgeous tree!

mtnmermaid said...

So beautiful! And I love how you described your process. Thanks for sharing!

Casey said...

Beautiful stencils, beautiful work. I am so inspired to create.

Artifice said...

Incredible painting!!!!! Love how you incorporated Jill's stencils!

Linda
greiss@bellsouth.net

Kirst said...

I LOVE stencils, and these ones are no exception. To win them would be AMAZING!

Kirst

Textile Recycler said...

I LOVE your use of stencils and I love using stencils too...these are grrr-ate!

textilerecyler@yahoo.com

Christy said...

I love your tree and the quote. I'd also LOVE a chance to win these stencils! Christy at ccbrink@gmail.com

LouBird said...

I love these stencils so many creative ways they can be used!

ginigin said...

I love your painting, what inspiration! I hope I'm not too late to get into the giveaway, but you've certainly made me want to go play with stencils.

Tracy Verdugo said...

Thank you to all who commented on my painting and Jill's gorgeous new stencils. The winner is #10 PAM!! Congrats Pam...be sure to email me and let me know your details xo