Monday, March 18, 2013

Paint Mojo Feb 16th & 17th with Tracy Verdugo

Gee, I feel like I am so behind this month, I am finally getting these pics up from Tracy Verdugo's Paint Mojo Workshop. This workshop was in Brisbane last month. I have hit the ground running since I have been home, I still have my Feb month in review post to finish too!
I don't know where the time disappears too but it seems to vanish pretty quick!
Getting nervous about my first weekend workshop this weekend! I need to remember to Breathe!!

This workshop was fabulous! I got to do it with my daughter Leonii which made it even more special.
I was pretty slack with the photo's, I was so involved in the moment and just enjoyed the process!
I would recommend Tracy's Paint Mojo workshop if you get the chance! It was such a liberating experience!

Here is Tracy working her magic!!

Here is Leonii getting geared up for day 2!!
It was a great venue, I loved the easels they had there too.

Here are a the few progress shots I managed to remember to take.

On our large canvas we ended up with several different layers, this canvas truly was a journey through the layers. The first layer we used a water colour pencil grid then painted gesso in a few of the squares, then we added symbols that meant something to us in those squares. We were encouraged to keep turning the canvas around and work on it from all angles.
After our symbols were done we added colour with golden fluid inks.

The next layer involved us painting by poetry, wow! This was truly a freeing moment. Just painting what you are feeling and not something you are aiming for to just see where the painting takes you really was a break through for me!

This was my final Canvas below, I missed getting photos of the couple of layers in between.
When I stepped back it looked like a heap of world globes hanging down.
Really happy with the final result.

This was Leonii's canvas half way through, was such a fun weekend with her.
I miss my girl so much! x

This print on ply board made with making our own stamp from food packaging foam containers.
Leonii's was amazing, she made an eye stamp. I thought I got a pic of it but I mustn't have. I need her to send me one. It was awesome!

Then on another piece of ply board we created an animal. This went through a few different layers too. The first layer was to paint meaningful words on it.

This was then covered up with some bright colours.
Next we added collage over the canvas, I missed getting a photo of that layer too.
Then we found an animal in the design and colour blocked around the outside of it.

After a few finishing touches here is my little birdy. This was so much fun!!
Loved it!

If you get the opportunity to do one of Tracy's Paint Mojo Workshop's jump at it! You won't be disappointed!


  1. OMG Michelle! It looks amazing!!! Love your bird!!! Wow!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kinds words Kristynaxxx

  3. You're such a creative soul Michelle and it seems your daughter has inherited this great quality from you. The workshop looks like a lot of fun.

  4. awesome! It's true haven't seen you put much painting up here in a while, but really sweet!
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    1. Thank you, I know I have had so many other projects on the go lately too!

  5. I love your little birdie! My daughter and I called in on the Sunday. I dare say I saw your work. love your work. Paula :)

    1. Thank you Paula, I think I remember you. I was in my own little bubble of bliss all weekend!

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