Friday, 27 June 2014

Studio Tour In Paint....


The epic studio clean up of earlier in the week
led to me rediscovering all sorts of parts of my studio that were interesting
and inspired me to get in and sketch some
I had grand plans of doing a really detailed sketch
but that got lost in a haze of tea, chocolate, gossip magazines and crap tv
which is great for the soul occasionally
there is something so therapeutic about seeing stars without makeup,
hurling snorts and scorn at reality tv
and complete wonder at the sheer magnificence of the Great British Bake Off
but it does take up sketching time


I felt totally justified in having that trashy lazy afternoon
because I had documented evidence that the studio had been cleaned and sorted
and it appears from lots of comments for a Tuesday post
that plenty of you like having a good old sticky beak at other people's studios
I know I stalk those studio boards on Pinterest like a mad woman
but it got me thinking what other things I would like to have a sneaky sticky beak at


Scarily I couldn't really think of anything exciting
Ok studios... any studio
that goes without saying
but my lack of curiosity pulled me up short


Of course I would love to set up a nanny cam and see what the mutt gets up to while we are out
especially as when we get home he either looks like he has been dragged through a swamp backwards or he is very sheepish and can't look us in the eye
and I would also love to take him in the car when we go through a car wash just once
it would completely do his head in I think
but those sort of things are a given


I have to be curious about more than mutt antics though
after all how can a brain that shares a scary resemblance to a hoarder's front room
not spit out more interesting things to sticky beak at
so I am going to contemplate it while I get into some more perfume bottle paintings
plus I am also attempting to write up a post for Tuesday about how I drew my pen container
in the photo below
which I am hoping will be more interesting than it sounds written here...


Happy painting all... xx

 linking with Paint Party Friday 

39 comments:

Fallingladies said...

It was wonderful to catch up on all the posts i missed since i haven't been by to many blogs for awhile, and to see where you create, to check out all your wonderful sketches, to drool jealously over the studio and the white box etc. but mostly to see you are feeling almost back to yourself!

Lime Tree said...

oh my gawd! The very first painting I recognized right away the green illustration as one of Aimee's work through your brushes. I just LOVE it! :D

alarmcat said...

well, you got a lot accomplished despite gossip magazines and trash tv!! i'm loving the perfume bottles...can't wait to see a close up!

Heather Foust said...

You are so talented!!! I mean it!!! Awesomeness!!

Trece said...

Your comments about your dog had me in stitches!!

Boo said...

Your sketches are great. I hope you get the nanny cam for the mutt. Would love to know what he's doing that gives him the sheepish look.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your bright studio and how your beautiful work looks in it too. As to your work, I'm always fascinate at how you can take ordinary items and make them look so phenomenal when you paint them. I'm glad you are taking it easy these days, so blessings to you, my friend!

Jennifer McLean said...

Ooh, I'm totally stealing the perfume bottle idea! They look so great and all that color, I see what attracts you Trace. Your space looks like so much fun to paint in. Now you inspire me to go find some silly wobbly eye to put on my shelves. Hehehe.

Marji said...

I can only guess how amazing it is to work in that newly kitted and spiffed studio! Love seeing your sketches of the new space and those perfume bottles are fabulous. M.x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful looks this all and I adore your bright studio!

Neesie said...

I love it all Trace...well all except that freaky eye! I don't think I'll be wanting one of those in my space. Have you thought that perhaps it's watching you like you want to watch the Mutt ^..^
Maybe he's set a camera up on you!
That's why he's sheepish...he's been watching your antics whilst supposedly painting!
Fantastic paintings as usual and oh how I wish I could be so loose with my drawings. I'm trying (many people would agree with that statement) but it doesn't seem to work.
Love the studio, paintings, insights into your world and you of course my friend.
Take care xoxo

Susan said...

LOVE your blog posts...

Nic McLean said...

What a great idea superbly executed as always-I love that you drew Aimee's illustration as part of your illustration!
As for mutt cam steve had a wildlife camera that click on when there is movement and we've at it up to spy on what the dogs do when we're out-sleep, bark at the birds out the window, sleep, mooch around, sleep. We wanted to know if they had separation anxiety and we're reassured to discover they did not! !

Karla B said...

I love your art!

Stacey Vadaj said...

as always hilarious...can't wait ti see what you have to say about the pen container...

Sandra Busby said...

Well, of course my FAVOURITE drawing of all HAS to be that magnificent Marmite tin full of pens!!!! I'd be too ashamed to show anyone around my studio - it's far to messy! How is it that yours always look so organised and so clean and so... white? Mine is multi-coloured, largely due to paint splatters from one end of the room to another!! :0)

Faye said...

Thanks for the tour, Tracey. I can see that you are much neater than I am. I can straighten up if I am expecting visitors, though. I love how you are able to sketch the simple everyday stuff and make it look exciting. Have a wonderful weekend.

Julie said...

I love all of these! I have been pinning sooo many studio organization ideas lately. My studio is A MESS right now. Ever since we had my daughter it's turned into a storage space.

Victoria A. said...

Your studio looks amazing! I have always wanted to ask what media are you painting with? It looks like watercolor, but much more vibrant than the ones I use, and the colors are more interesting too.

Rita said...

So wonderful! (Except for the Vegemite...haha...)

Laila said...

It is extraordinary to see how you turn everyday things into real art, and yes I mean REAL art. It's so inspiring too.
Your studio looks really bright and tidy, and it was fun to see. Thanks for sharing both your art and the studio.

Linda K said...

I so LOVE your sketching style-these are awesome-esp. the shelf with the Golden products and tapes!

WrightStuff said...

But where is the picture of Eric?

Jo Murray said...

Despite your trepidations it is ALL interesting. Love to see some drawings of the dog at the carwash.

TwinkleToes2day said...

I think I must be your couch buddy in the 'brain that shares a scary resemblance to a hoarder's front room', (LOL! <- awesomest expression of the year so far!) 'cause I am a HUGE sticky beak. I want to see all and know all!
(BUT I am NOT a gossip.)

I love your studio tour in paint with all it's colour and lines and gorgeous shadows and shadings. And I look forward to hearing about that fandabulous pen box picture. :o) xox
ps - Great British Bake-off is excellent isn't it?! All that cake to feast on , and zero calories ;) x
pps - wee man also has one of those walking eyes - came across it the other day in a party bag :) x

Jo said...

Gosh! You work is so awesome. So fun. Love your style. Love the model eye ball. Do I see little feet on it? I ask because I work in the field of ophthalmology so I have model eyes all around me.

Tammie Dickerson said...

Wow! Look at how busy you have been! So many beautiful paintings here!! I just love to see into another artist's studio! Happy PPF!

NatashaMay said...

Yes, it's always exciting to see where people create. :) Love your space and your illustrations!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Very cleaver. Your talent is amazing.
Nicole/Beadwright

Serena Lewis said...

Yet another awesome and fun post featuring your awesome art, Tracey!

I often wonder what the dogs get up to when they're home alone. Cody is usually on constant watch at the lounge room window but, on the odd occasion, we have managed to sneak back in and find him and Jack curled up and in a deep sleep on the lounge chairs. I guess, sometimes, Cody must tire of pining for me in my absence. lol

Katherine Jeanne Wood said...

"dragged through a swamp backwards" BAhahahahahahaaaa That's exactly how my dog always looks, too. What are they up to while we're away??!!

Loved taking a studio tour, and seeing where all the magic happens. I've often wondered how to store paper paintings properly. I LOVE the drawer space you have, said the envious artist who only has ONE. One tiny drawer to store artwork in..just unthinkable, isn't it?

Christine said...

enjoyed your painted studio tour Tracey! Happy PPF.

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Clare Willcocks said...

I love your painted studio tour! Such a great idea and much better than just photos!

Irene Rafael said...

one cannot go in a straight line, must veer off when enticed by whatever. buy you see to have done plenty of sketching while veering. i did begin to cringe thinking of my own studio that has recently become a dumping ground so that now i must do my art in the kitchen. tomorrow i will get to it. lovely sketches, tracey.

bellefrogworks said...

We all need our own version of a trashy afternoon once in a while - and a major accomplishment like cleaning your studio definitely entitles you to one or more trashy afternoons. Love your sketches and I am on the edge of my seat waiting to hear about your pen container!!!

Giggles said...

Phew I almost missed this bit of awesomeness....I thought it was the studio one from Tuesday...Very fun words that I have never heard before " sneaky sticky beak" Fun artwork great colors!! Oh and I once caught my male Bichon on my high counter...nothing there for him to step from...I am to this day totally perplexed at how my short legged little dog got up there...the moment he saw my shock he jumped down. He must have taken a run at it and propelled himself naughty monkey!!
To this day I have no idea how he did it... so yes a nanny cam would be perfect!!

Hugs Giggles

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Most marvelous watercolors....love the eye with feet. xox

Rita said...

OMGosh! Your pieces are so lovely I never know what to say. So glad you have organized, spent trashy afternoons, and are busy in the studio. :) I don't know what I would stick my beak into, either. ?? I would have to give that some thought.

JKW said...

You are and always have been excellent and sketching what you see. I love the comparison of reality and your sketches of it. Blessings, Janet PPF