Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Turquoise and Citron ....


Summer of Colour is finally upon us
and it is a much needed shot of colour and brightness
as we descend into what has to be the greyest wettest winter on record
so instead of my winter days being full of the normal Turquoise and Citron Green
there are no beautiful clear skies and the garden still lush from the summer rains
instead I am stuck in grey mists rubbish
and the garden has become a slightly scary overgrown thing


Now I am going to come clean and say I had already half painted this bag up
I only finished it yesterday, but it was partially done last week
and I did try to add some citron green with some paint
but it would appear the grey days have seeped into my very soul
and the colours turned out muddy and it just looked bloody awful
so I used Picmonkey and added the touches of citron
which totally saved my sanity, not to mention I didn't have to start again
which would have resulted in me needing to eat about three blocks of chocolate
which my ass does not need
so yay Picmonkey and your ass saving paint splatters


As a form of redemption I will show a  couple of pieces that are the suitable colours
from the last few weeks sketching and drawing
I have to admit this is a colour combination that I love
and I am so excited to see what everyone has been up to
not to mention finding new blogs, and visiting old favourites
Happy Week 1 all ...xx

My last two posts links are here for you ...


64 comments:

peggy gatto said...

Loads of fun art!!!

Boo said...

I love your comment about the splatters saving your ass. I had to laugh. Your work is amazing. It amazes me to see people who can paint so realistically. That is not my strong point. Your cups are just lovely too.

Rita said...

Now that is a bright, snazzy bag! I love all the pics with those colors. Our spring has been dark, chilly, and rainy way too much, so I understand. Color warms the heart right up. ;)

Tracy said...

Love those splatters! And I can completely understand about the garden - one minute ours was brown, the next the grass was a foot high. Scary.

Kristin said...

I agree, I love the splatters and that bag! I SO would buy that, brilliant work as always, monkey or no monkey! xoxo

Krisha said...

Hi Tracey, LOVE the purse!!! Does it really matter where the splatters come from??

froebelsternchen Susi said...

that´s just FANTASTIC Tracey!

Catherine Constance said...

Great job as always. So glad Picmonkey saved your ass. It's a really handy monkey to have around. The weather is wet and grey here too...crapola spring and doesn't look like the summer is going to be any better... :(

Anne Manda said...

Love your purse painting, the splatters are great! Never heard of picmonkey... seems like a fun tool. :) The other turquoise paintings are wonderful, too, especially I like the avocados! <3

Carin Cullen said...

Love, love, love! Does that mean handbags is your theme for SOC? That would be such a fun idea! Love the bag...and the splatters!

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

So beautiful, I love this color transitions and your beautiful bag!
Wonderful idea!
hugs
erika

missy k said...

It looks great! Love the splatters however obtained. You must stay sane!

Grey mists here too but this is supposed to be our summer!

Karen x

Polly Birchall said...

Love these juicy colours together. Great pics

soulbrush said...

Oooh love dat handbag.

Shahrul Niza said...

Hi, Tracey!!:). You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful sketches & coloring!. Loved your tea cup series last year, and now more gorgeous other things :). LOVE the vivid colors!.

Sandra Busby said...

Ooh, I too LOVE this colour combo! So uplifting and cheery! What a fab painting! I'm sorry you are having a rubbish winter. We are also having an unpredictable summer. We had a few lovely hot days, but the last week has been nothing but wind and rain - and we live on in the South East which is the best weather in England! Humph!

Dawn said...

Oh I love this colour combo and such great drawing as always ;) Dxx

Valerie-Jael said...

I was totally shocked that you weren't showing a tea-cup, but then I saw there is one on the post....relief! I won a stencil from a shop here - tea-cups; I will make them into coffee cups! Valerie

Netty said...

I knew as soon as I saw this bag it was mean't for me....its fabulous. Loving all your wonderful teacups and mugs. Happy SOC. Annette xx

Kim said...

Oh I just love this and the color combo is so perfect with the sketches!

Mary Ann Potter said...

Oh, beautiful work! Love that bag!

Marit said...

YAAAYYYYY for life-and-ass-saving colors! The painting brings me in a good mood even - although we too have a grey day in Holland. A real bummer after just a few sunny days.. but ah well, I know the medicine now: blues and citron! Off to the studio then! Hug from Holland

Nordljus said...

What a cool bag! And what a great idea to use PicMonkey to add the splashes. I love the result! I also love the colour combination, but I've been racking my brain to come with something. You make it look so easy!

alarmcat said...

oh, love the splashes of color on the purse. all of these pieces are great.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice bag, love that electric kind of blue, just perfect for summer. xox

Laura Leeder said...

You caught my attention with this gorgeous blue handbag! Enjoy your week!

Zafaran said...

Love the bag!! LOVE it!!!

poppylocke said...

Very pretty bag! I think I would like a bag like that! These colours are just amazing, and you've mixed them beautifully in all your pictures :)

Karen said...

turquoise is my favorite favorite colour.. Nice!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As always, a true Tracey post, from the ass-kicking verbiage to the awesome splashes of color.

Manon Visser said...

I already commented on facebook this morning but just had to stop by and say AAAAAAAWWWWW. I may send you a handbag next :)
ManonXx

Halle said...

Oh..I'd love a real version of that bag please!!

Colleayn said...

I love this purse and the colors! I didn't know you could add touch ups of a single color on Picmonkey. I need to do more exploring. Very nice!

TwinkleToes2day said...

I think I would comit murder to own that bag! It is truly scrumptious!
And allhail pic monkeys luscious splats, making this powerful combo, just 'to die for'! No chocolate necessary :0) xx

sharon said...

Love your bag, screams of summer at the beach. Like you we have grey dark wet, with the garden turning into a trifyd forest! So this SOC is a blessing big time.

Nic McLean said...

Love this bag and I've never heard of picmonkey but I'm very intrigued to find out more!

Melita said...

I love that bag! Great page!

BJ said...

Amazing paintings thanks for visiting me BJ SOC#2

Jez said...

A gorgeous bag .... I want it, I WANT it.
Lovely splotches from Picmonkey. I've tried to trace that, but haven't been able to find it, so I'l try again, simply because I also want lovely messy splodges like that. They do make the painting zing.

stefanie stark said...

Your recommendation for picmonkey sounds irresistibly! And this blue bag you have painted, it looks great, so very noble and precious!

bellefrogworks said...

I would love to have the painting as well as the actual bag (ok - I'm a bit of a handbag nut!)

aimee said...

one of my favorite color combinations! so beautiful! I think we're getting your greyest wettest winter on record too, even though it is supposed to be summer in a week!

Terri Corona said...

No matter how it started, it turned out great! I hope the colors keep being bright happy ones to keep you out of your winter doldrums!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love this bag and like I said on facebook, I have to have one in this color now!!!! Thanks for sharing your stunning work with us!

joy said...

I would definitely use a bag like this - what a great way to showcase the colors for week one! Your post made me giggle; I like your sense of humor!

Christine said...

Yay for picmonkey! Nice SOC entries! I love handbags.

Diana Taylor said...

I LOVE that bag! You've done a great job and I love the green splashes - isn't Picmonkey great - I love it!
Fantastic sketches too - I love the avocados - they look extremely tasty!

NatashaMay said...

Love them all! :) Love how you find all these different objects to draw. Never dull here. :)

dawn said...

What a gorgeous bag you made, love the blue and pops of green with it. The other sketches are so clever also, great job using this color on everyday things.

Oh, I'm going to love seeing your teacups, tea is my favorite and only beverage I drink.

Thanks for stopping by my blog also. Have fun with week 2.

Mandy said...

Oh...I've missed your work....its a joy to see it again...wonderful as always...x

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

love the Bag Tracey and the ass saving splats are a spark of brilliance!

WrightStuff said...

I have been a bit remiss in my blog hopping this week but I've been keeping an eye on things via Facebook - some delightful work. Imagine those cups on cups - that would look so cool!!

And as for that bag.... ME WANT!!!

Natasha said...

HAHAHAHA. Thank goodness for photo editing. :) Love the bag. Winter has settled in around here today and is very gray and cold.

Prairie Jill said...

Um, why is eating 3 blocks of chocolate a bad thing? Well, except for the weight-gain thing, but I mean, really, it's chocolate!!

Anyway .. I love your citron and turquoise pieces. (And what a great idea to use Picmonkey! I'll have to remember that!)

I started doing this challenge, too, after reading about it on your blog. Haven't got around to posting yet. Perhaps I need some chocolate to encourage me?!

JansArtyJunk said...

Wow...you did an amazing job with the colour combo Tracey...the bag is stunning (you are so talented!) and the paint splats are a fab added touch! x

Kristin said...

Thank you for your comment! The handbag is adorable, I absolutely love it and I love your style of sketching and painting.

Carmen said...

I never would've known - they look so real! Here's to picmonkey and ass saving splats :D

Fallingladies said...

Loving your purse and beautiful soooo bright colors!!!

Ritu Dua said...

Can I have that turquoise bag pleeeeease .... :)
The colors is just amazing and the paint splats add to the charm !!

Joanna said...

haha, I enjoyed reading your post! Thank goodness for Picmonkey, eh?!

Superb bag, and I love the extras you did too.

sugar Creek said...

Yep want the bag lol!

Maryanne said...

I just love your work! And, the green splatters are perfect!!! I'm so happy to have join in the Summer of Color because I have found fabulous artists like you. I'll be following along with your blog to see all your beautiful paintings. Thanks for the compliments to me and for following along on my blog! It appreciate it.

Carolyn Phillips said...

I do love your sketches and am so pleased you are doing summer of colour - even more lovely things here to see.

Becs said...

These are absolutely beautiful. I'm a huge fan of this colour combination too. :) Love your blog, looking forward to seeing more of your work. :)