Blogging again…

Posted in Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 by Tracy Lewis

There has been so much going on this year, time to blog about it! I’ve decided not to close this blog, but keep both this for ramblings and for a website. I also have a new blog for a new group studio in Sacramento

I’m excited to be part of a group show at 20th St. Art Gallery ths month!  This Saturday night from 6 to 9pm I will be there for the 2nd Sat. reception, so come by and see me! I have 9 watercolors in the show. Here’s one ~

So much coming up to make new painting for ~ Our Grand Opening at Brick Alley Art Studios in September, along with the CAST Studio Tour, the El Dorado County Studio Tour, Art and Wine Festival, 2nd and 3rd Sat Art Walks…eeek…I’d better get painting!

I have new classes and workshops coming up soon too…I’ll keep you posted. Right now my weekly Placerville class is working on a portrait of my dog Aiko. She makes a fun project (not just because she’s so cute) because of all the color we can find in the black & white. For September we’ll paint a human portrait.

Speaking of Aiko…She just came to live with us a  month or so ago thanks to my friend Emily. Aiko is just the sweetest and most wonderful dog! I can’t imagine being without her now. We took her with us to Dillon Beach recently and my friend Diane took this beautiful photo of her ~

She loved the beach!

New Site

Posted in 1 on December 18, 2009 by Tracy Lewis

I’m in the process of building a new site to better suit my needs, please visit for the latest info. Thanks!


Posted in 1 on November 28, 2009 by Tracy Lewis

Working on a new typepad blog. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

Portrait Workshop

Posted in 1 on November 17, 2009 by Tracy Lewis

My November workshop has been postponed to December ~  
Watercolor Portraits Workshop 
Fri/Sat,  Dec. 4 & 5, 10 to 4pm
Learn how to create beautiful glowing skin tones, expressive eyes and natural looking hair. Class will include demonstrations, individual instruction and critique. Work from your photo or mine.  $95

20-20 Show

Posted in Events on November 7, 2009 by Tracy Lewis

The 20-20 Show at 20th Street Art Gallery is right around the corner! There will be 65 artists, each displaying 20 8″x8″ themed paintings. My theme is the contemporary goddesses I’ve been working on. I’ve really enjoyed researching all of the mythological characters and playing with their symbolism. I’ve been extremely fotunate to find so many willing victims to model for me, or let me use their photos! The show runs November 11 thru December 24. Second Saturday Art Walk receptions 6 to 9pm on Nov.14  & Dec. 12. For more info visit

Circe - web


From my Contemporary Goddess series ~ the model is my beautiful niece Ayse. She is a bellydancer, you can visit her website at,  the photo is courtesy of Pixie Vision Productions. Pixie is an amazing photographer that works with all kinds of wonderful dancers/performers to get the most beautiful photos! Check out her site ~ so inspiring! She was kind enough to give me permission to use her photo for this painting. Here is Pixie’s beautiful photo I worked from ~

Someday I would love to paint the entire image.


Posted in 1 on September 28, 2009 by Tracy Lewis

Athena - web


Posted in 1 on September 25, 2009 by Tracy Lewis

Blodeuedd - webAphrodite - webPsyche - web

More from my goddess series……….only 22 left to go………yikes! I do have lots of drawings though, and that’s half the work.  Here are Blodeuedd, Aphrodite and Psyche. They all have sparkley watercolors on them, but they don’t really show up here. Oh, well.

Studio Tour

Posted in 1 on September 18, 2009 by Tracy Lewis

34I’ve been busy getting ready for this weekend ~ September 18, 19, 20 El Dorado County Artists Studio Tour 2009 10am to 5pm ~ 91 artists in 30 locations. Dan Bray is going to be at my studio with me showing his beautiful pottery. We’ll also be open for 3rd Saturday Art Walk on the 19th from 6 to 9pm. Everyone is welcome all weekend, you don’t have to have a tour book to come by, we’d love to see you! 429 Main St. Placerville.

If you’re out in El Dorado Hills check out the show at Hang It Up Gallery in the Town Center, I won a first place for my watercolor painting “ratskullcandy”!  🙂

Oh! and coming up in November is the 20th Street Art Gallery’s 20/20 show, I’ll have twenty 8″x8″ (plus 5 in reserve) paintings of contemporary goddesses. The show runs through December. Needless to say, I’m painting like crazy these days! I’m really excited, I love that gallery ~ check them out ~


Posted in 1 on September 4, 2009 by Tracy Lewis

lollipop - Copy

Playing around with acrylic……..not sure how I feel about it yet.


Posted in Artwork on September 2, 2009 by Tracy Lewis


First in my Contemporary Goddess series, “Io”.