Sunday, 1 July 2012

Guess Who on a Grand Scale....


I am combining my Summer of Colour and Sunday Sketch this week
partly because it has been such a glorious sunny Sunday
that we spent it out and about rather than at home in the studio
which has made me a bit short on time and brain power
so this ink and watercolour piece will fill both roles this week...


It was just too nice to spend the day in the studio
because finally winter has moved from grey, wet and miserable 
to our normal glorious sun filled warm weather
which is just as well
 because we are just home from
a humongous family reunion type picnic
filled with people I have no recollection of 
all of which are somehow related to us
you couldn't move without falling over a cousin, aunt, uncle, 
or great aunts and uncles
there were even a few great greats...


It was the Guess Who game of the Fletcher clan
someone says 
Have you seen whats his name ?
No which one is that?
He is the second son of the one in the green shirt
Was he wearing a hat?
No but he had glasses?
after 20 minutes I gave up any attempt to keep everyone straight
 and just smiled and tried to not look too confused


but the weather was stunning and Hawaiian type shirts abounded
and while we are on the whole Hawaiian loud floral type shirt thing
it remains one of life's great mysteries to me as to why
the minute a bloke hits 50
they seem to think this is suddenly fashionable????
but on the plus side
the eye popping sea of colour inspired 
my Strawberry Lemonade Punch piece
and while I acknowledge there was no blue in the prompt
I am including the glorious Winter sky from today

which was perfect
because I kind of wanted another pattern to go along with the
fruit salad one I did earlier
because the print of it
worked so perfectly as a pendant
and I kind of wanted another one
so I am off to make a Strawberry Lemonade Punch pendant
happy weekend all...xx



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57 comments:

Serena Lewis said...

WOW...that would have been some family reunion! I would have been totally exhausted by the time I got home. Your art, as always, is gorgeous!!!

Neesie said...

You can go off people Trace...I'm sitting in the doom and gloom, soggy and webb footed here in Melbourne.
Could you possibly spare a little sun for us pleeeeeease!
I believe we're due 12 degrees every day until Thursday...oh joy! It's the winter that just keeps giving!
So to see the odd Hawaiian shirt might even be okay, if it meant that the sun was out....okay well maybe not :$
Sounds like you had one of our family reunions when we go home...it doesn't help that they all know who we are, but we haven't a scooby who they are....smile and wave boys...smile and wave! :D
Love the art work as usual. Just the splash of colour we needed today.

Sandra said...

Oh wow! What a great idea to make a painting in to a pendant! I would never think of that! It really does look like an expensive piece of jewellery! I know what you mean about the sudden change of fashion sense when a man reaches 50! Isn't that when the brown sandals and socks come in too? ;0)

Lindsay Drya Vanhove said...

Beautiful pendant. :) And those works are water color and ink? WOW! I almost can't believe it, the colors are so vibrant!

Tracy said...

Beautiful as always! My husband's family reunions were like that. I couldn't keep them all straight if I wanted to. My motto? Smile and wave boys, just smile and wave. :)

craftattack said...

Gorgeous Tracey, love the sunny, bright colours! Hugs, Valerie

Jenny said...

Beautiful artwork Tracey... love the color combo together... and the pendant is gorgeous...
Sounds like a BIG family reunion... fabulous that you liked it to the game 'Guess Who'... clever and true... and happy that you have warmer weather... still freeeeezing down here in Victoria... so if you can send some sunshine down... I would LOVE it...

Hugs
Jenny x

Gina Sismilich said...

I guess I missed your fruit painting - what a gorgeous pendant it makes. The flowers will work really well too. Love your work!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I am loving this and that glorious winter sky was the perfect finishing touch! Also, I love your fruit salad pendant and can't wait to see your Strawberry Lemonade as one too! xx
Stephanie

Dion Dior said...

Wow Tracey, just WOW!! Your work is astoundingly beautiful, whimsical, and perfectly colorful. Hugs xx

Jez said...

I thought the sun must have come out because the painting is so uplifting. And the pendant is beautiful. Enjoyed your post, as always.

Anstice Potts said...

What a beautiful pattern!

Rita said...

I felt exactly like that at our family reunions. I was just informed recently that Myrtle died...who? Oh the cousin or so and so (I didn't remember, either) and she was 97. I wouldn't know most of the extended family if I bumped into them on the street...or they me. ;)

Love the flowers!! Gorgeous pendant, too. Glad I am now caught up. I wonder why Blogger missed some of your posts? Happy Sunday!! :)

peggy gatto said...

Amazing jewelry design!!!
Your paintings " sing"!

Jo Murray said...

Your work is so bright and fresh. Makes great pendants.

Netty said...

Loving your gorgeous design which works beautifully with the pendant. x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely and colorful designs ~ very unique ~ Hope you got your tea pot lamp ^_^ ~ ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Such versatile creativity!

Roxanne said...

Hawaiian shirt? Ha! I can't get my hubby to give up plaid shirts. But then I guess plaid is less offensive to the eye than loud flowers. LOL Also I love the pendant.

Pointy Pix said...

I love the idea of your family reunion consisting of folk smiling politely at each other and wondering who was who! Again with the blue skies in winter-still waiting for those here in summer! your illustrations are beautiful even if they were inspired by Hawaiian shirts (no, I don't getthem either!) the pendant looks fab!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

This winter colors(so you say) inspired on the HawaIn shirt is marvelous. Beautiful work Tracey. Very nice your family reunion and I know your wondering of who is who.

NatashaMay said...

Wow! That pendant looks magnificent! :) I know what you mean about the relatives. I'm always asking my mom who the people are and they always end up related to me. :)

JansArtyJunk said...

Beautiful design and pendant Tracey... love what you did with this colour combo ... Sounds like a lovely family reunion... LOL at the linking it to the'Guess Who'game :) Jan x

helena said...

fabulous - the blue is wonderful with the yellows and pinks and the pendant adorable

Ritu Dua said...

Gorgeous work once again Tracey and I am in love with your pendant ...would love to make one for myself but don't know how :)

dawn said...

How beautiful your paintings are, love them both!! The pendant you made is so pretty and amazing!! I love the idea of turning our art into something to wear, makes it more special. Glad you made a little time to have creative fun.

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, I love your drawings - what beautiful vibrant colours - and the pendant is gorgeous. Fantastic work!

Diane said...

Love, love, and love!--sounds like a great and VERY fun reunion.

Christine said...

such a pretty painting Tracey, and I love the pendant!

Mandy said...

Love your work always...wow...your reunion sounds interesting...and yes...that pendant is a beauty...xxx

Diana Evans said...

oh what fun !!!! I love your latest art Tracey and I love the pendant....gorgeous!!!

linda said...

Wonderful patterns! they really do look like bright Hawaiian shirts.
And that pendant is gorgeous!

Elisabeth R said...

That pendant is beautiful! And I love your drawiings! :)

sandee said...

LOL, I try to smile and not look confused every day of the week! LOL Fun game though, it's admitting right up front that noone knows who the relatives are!! Great piece you did for Summer of Color, as usual, your work is fantastic! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Carolyn Dube said...

That pendant is STUNNING!! Sorry, didn't mean to scream but I just got so excited seeing it!

missy k said...

Gorgeous work.....

I played so many games of 'Guess Who' with my three!

Karenx

Caz said...

I love guess who! I also love your water colours!

Ella said...

Beautiful! I love the vibrancy of your work~ :D

Terri Neggers said...

So beautiful - I absolutely love the combination of colors, and the drawing itself is just so lovely...

scarlett clay said...

We've never had a family reunion, it sounds fun and exhausting! :) I love that pendant, that is so awesome! Beautiful work!

sugar Creek said...

Love your artwork, and I love family get togethers. I will have a couple to go to this week as well!

kimmie said...

I love your fruitilicious colors - makes me want a frothy icy special drink with an umbrella :)

love the pendant - just beautiful!

Giggles said...

Scrumptious painting....love it and that pendant is so awesome. Please show the new one when it's done!!

Hugs Giggles

Frances Traina said...

Haha, you are so damn funny! i know that game exactly...i think we were on a three-year kick a few years back...or at least if felt like it. They've broaden their product line and there's another game involving rooms/house called Guess Where, I have to stop now because I am getting the shakes just thinking about it..
Anyhow, that piece is just lovely. Have you considered getting your work on Spoonflower? (Forgive me for not noticing if you already do)

Great art, lots of laughs. I can always count on these when I visit your blog:)) FranT xo

Alexandra said...

This is simply beautiful. I love the lavendar and yellow mix here. Your style is so incredibly moving. :)

Nora MacPhail said...

That broach is gorgeous!

Lesley said...

Your work is so beautiful and I love that pendant. So rewarding to see it in a smaller version too.
Lesley

Joanne Osband said...

It did make for a fabulous pendant! Your colors are sooo rich and vibrant. I can feel the sunshine :)

Terrie Purkey said...

Beautiful, summery, festive, colorful, excellent drawing! Love your special touch.....

Kristin said...

xo!

Joanna said...

BEAUTIFUL painting and the pendant is gorgeous!

Shahrul Niza said...

I'm in LOVE with your gorgeous pendant, Tracey!!!. Wow, beautiful sketches really make great jewelry!. LOVE it.

Fishcake_random said...

I love the movement you've captured in this weeks entry. Your so talented.
x x x

Catherine... said...

Hi Trace, yes I've often wondered why older men wear Hawaiian shirts, I think they think it hides there beer bellies... Printing on tissue paper is great...let me know how you get on. Love the pendant. :)

Sabina said...

Those summer flowers are great--especially with the lil' berries.

I also love that fruit one. Looks nice and yummy.

Joni Nickrent said...

LOVE the bright, bold and beautiful colors! They just pop off the page!

Sandi said...

ooohhh...love those prints! And the pendant - yum!!

denthe said...

I love this! The vibrancy, the colors! And that pendant is awesome!