Friday, 1 June 2012

A Case of the Wonks...


The base is wonky
I thought it was all good and was my favourite part of the painting
until I realised the bloody base was all skew if
didn't even notice until I cropped and blew it up
but there it is 
just staring me in the face
don't you just hate that
especially as oranges are my nemesis fruit to paint
they always end up looking oddly like basketballs when I paint them
and these are actually suitably orangey 
and not a three pointer in sight
but 
all I can do is look at that base


even worse is that this front base 
has caught the same wonk
how on earth did that happen
is the wonk catching now???
and should the base at the back be worried??


at the moment he seems to be standing firm 
in all his fluted loveliness
and the tea cup saucer also seems to be wonk free
but I am thinking I may need to quarantine this in the finished work draw
I sooo don't want a spate of crookedness in my future
I am off to try to find a wonk vaccine
thinking chocolate may be involved in solving this problem
will let you know if a remedy is found ...


I am linking this up with Paint Party Friday
head over and check out what this wonderful supportive community 
has been up to this week...

and if you have time
check out my last few blog posts
they are mostly wonk free
I think...


46 comments:

Rita said...

I had to chuckle. I didn't notice it until you brought it up--LOL! A little wonkiness happens in life, right? I like it just as it is. :) And your oranges look great! :)

Neesie said...

Oh no...I think I've caught the wonkiness because I'm definitely off centre today!
Did you mention chocolate might help? ;)
Now here's a thought Trace...maybe its not the bases or your painting...maybe its the table!!!
I wouldn't have noticed really as I was just amazed and appreciating your skills, so maybe you shouldn't have fessed up ~ just a thought.
Have a wonderful weekend :D

laurie said...

we wouldn't likely have noticed if you hadn't told us, ha ha,
You do beautiful work, some one told me once that if you want perfection take a photo, they told me this when I was complaining that my sight was making my painting off balance, I got their point, our paintings are ours, our way, I love your work

Fallingladies said...

Wonkiness is all relative, totally depends on who is looking and their mood while they look! I see even levelness today, tomorow it could look different of course!

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Maybe they're not wonky, they're just jaunty! ??? They're beautiful either way!

minnemie said...

You are absolutely hilarious! They are doing the fruit-dance: The Wonky-Tonk! Still pretty art amazing if you ask me!

my cup of tea said...

Hey, I had a wonky week myself!
Nothing in life is perfect and to be honest my favorite cake stand has a little wonk to it too! lol
~Donna~

Carolyn Dube said...

When you find the cure I may need a dose of it since I keep looking at it looking for the wonk- and I don't see it. Not surprising since I do my best to never line anything up or make it level (I've been banned from hanging pictures on the wall by my OCD friend who has urges to straighten my framed photos on the wall).

Kat Griffin said...

I like this painting of the oranges the color is what my eyes concentrated on actually they drank the lusciousness of them in !

I love wonky-ness
WWWWWonky -lovers of the world ... UNITE!

-KAT-

JKW said...

I like the painting. I find that once I import the image all the imperfections show up big time. But this is creativity at it's finest. Blessings, Janet PPF

Lynn said...

You know don't you that if you had not pointed out any wonkiness at all I would NOT have noticed it.
And even after you have I still have to squint to see it how you are seeing it. I am totally against disparaging ones own art...so the oranges are oranges to me...and I am being real, not condesending in the least! Besides all that I often find that I draw on a slant and guess it's just because I am a little wonky myself, but I see it as a GOOD THING! HPPF!!!

Tammie Lee said...

your wonk adds charm, for me. lovely oranges too. perhaps you are having a picnic on the earth and that is what the wonk is about. an elegant picnic.

Netty said...

I love the wonks and your painting. Life isn't perfect its full of wonks one way or another. Happy PPF, Annette x

Elisa Choi said...

Lovely painting tracey! And no I did not notice the wonk. I like the way it goes! You did a great job and so is narrating your piece. :)

craftattack said...

Wonky or not, I like it! Valerie

Anne said...

It's great, lovely oranges! And I wouldn't have noticed anything... and it doesn't matter anyway! :)

Ginny said...

Since almost everything I see and paint is full of wonks, I did not notice them until you pointed them out. I love your painting, wonks and all.

WrightStuff said...

It's not you, it's the china. It's wonky. Have you never seen wonky cake stands before? I have... And wonky tables!

I keep drawing wonky eyes - perhaps it is catching...

No matter the wonk, it's still a great painting! Those oranges look very juicy.

La Abela said...

Hummmmm! they just want to eat these oranges. A good job as always it`s in your blog.

Susan said...

Don't tell me it is wonky, and I won't notice! I love the composition and the color and as usual, your simple ( and complicated) subject. Great post! Happy PPF

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

You are being over critical!!! I would not have picked up on the wonk without you telling me. I love the flow of the whole piece!!
cheers, dana

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

It it IS wonky (and I personally don't think it is;)) then let me just say how beautifully you accomplished it! I really love the overall effect- gorgeous!!!
I'll say it again- GORGEOUS!
xx
Stephanie

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Wonky or not, this is a beauty. Your oranges are citrusy delectable and those bases are fab. Happy PPF

Pointy Pix said...

oh I do love my dose of life according to Tracey Fletcher King on a Friday!! I also wouldn't have noticed the wonk if you hadn't told us about it but I agree that chocolate probably should be deployed to assist in the finding of a vaccine (possibly from Wily WONKa's chocolate factory - do you see what I did there!)
I especially love that magnifying age illustration - is that Twiggy from the 60s? it certainly looks like her.

carlarey said...

Maybe it's not the Wonks...maybe the two at the front are practicing a dance routine.

Helen Campbell said...

I probably wouldn't have noticed the wonkiness, actually. But I tend to be a bit wonky, so maybe that's why. :)It's lovely regardless. Happy Friday!

Debbie said...

Wonk vaccine, lol! You are too funny! I wouldn't have noticed this if you hadn't pointed it out, but I do the same thing with my own work. I think your paintings are all looking great!

Gloria said...

Hi Tracey. Those oranges look good enough to eat. Your work is always great. I always feel like having a cup of tea when I come here. Nice job. Happy PPF!

Ayala Art said...

Well, I love it. I did not noticed till you said it lol and then again, it just makes it more charming. Love the oranges too.
For me, peaches are the hardest! They always look like piggy butts hahhaha

Catherine... said...

Stand on one leg and squint...the wobble will fix the wonk... :D

Mary C. Nasser said...

Chocolate is always a great antecdote!
But I really love this painting as it is...I love the whimsy of it and the fabulous contrast of the orange against the blue!!
Very charming.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

kristin maynes said...

I love the cake stands! I've been a fan of them for years. I have a few myself but I love seeing them painted. Awesome! Happy PPF!

Sadee Schilling said...

You've got me laughing again, Tracy! I admire your work and your sense of humor so much--wonks and all--and I always feel uplifted after reading your blog. The comments you leave on mine are always especially encouraging to me, so thank you! :)

Jo Murray said...

Who cares about a little wonk... adds character if you ask me.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I love your sense of humor. Those Oranges look like you could grab one and peel it. Moral of story is.. Don't enlarge anything and for goodness sakes don't admit you goofed.. let them think you did it on purpose. :)) If it weren't for wonkiness we wouldn't have some great works by Matisse. :)

Christine said...

Tracey, this one's just beautiful!

EVA said...

I love the wonkiness. It gives the painting movement and makes it look like the pedestal trays are about to start dancing! (Like in Beauty and the Beast...) Very lovely and fun and your oranges are perfect.

Kristin said...

But, but . . . I LOVE it! Wonkiness and all! And the oranges are brilliant, xoxo

Belinda Carson said...

Beautiful! Always love coming by to see your latest work! Happy PPF!!

Hybrid J said...

Honestly, if you haven't pointed that out, I might not pick up the wonky base. But apart from that, everything looks great from this end. There you go! :)

VonnyK said...

Trace, if you bend your head it is perfectly straight. I think it is beautiful, if prefer my things a little kinky :)
I love the whole picture, but that fluting on the back stand has me going. How did you keep that so perfect, I would have gone cross eyed trying to make that flow around the edge.
Von

Sandra said...

So you have wonkitus? I had that several times before! But I love the symptoms of wonkitus! It's like having a crooked tooth - nobody wants one, but actually it's those things that give us our character, right? Just as your own spell of wonkitus has given your drawing it's character! And I love it - in fact I would go as far as to say that maybe I wouldn't like it quite as much without the wonk!

Linda said...

We all need a little wonky because wonkiness makes the world go round.
Too perfect is dull.

Besides your painting makes me want to have tea and oranges.

Giggles said...

We all have wonky days!! Looks like it's on solid ground now though!! As for the oranges they are perfect!!
You could crop some for next time!!lol It's always a joy to come here!!

Have wonky free week, filled with Chocolate, tea and creativity!!

Hugs Giggles

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Lol. You will have to let me know if the "wonky vaccine" of chocolate worked...I am always saying hello to wonky. :) I always think your work is so pretty - wonky and all! :)

Terrie Purkey said...

I only do wonky, so I totally empathize! Those oranges are perfection so who cares that they're sitting on a handmade plate. Right? Handmade things are rarely perfect.... :)