Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Coffee Tins And Daffodils ...

I have had a week of epic snot and assorted flu disgustingness
which was actually very weather appropriate
as we had the sort of grey, wet and windy late winter weather
that just screams for being tucked up in bed drinking tea
and feeling magnificently sorry for yourself

I woke up this morning feeling like I am more human than snot bag
and was even happier to see that it would appear that Spring is turning up
there is that gorgeous clean air and the sun is shining
so I have been happily in the studio painting up this coffee tin
sadly not from life as coffee tins here seem to be particularly uninspiring
but Aimee from Artsyville kindly sent me a photo of her coffee tin for me to draw

Aimee lives one of those lives on instagram and her blog that is saturated with color
I get glimpses of her work, life and interesting chotskies
 all beautifully shot and recorded for my drooling pleasure
meanwhile I watch the shelves of the stores
in the hopes that something half as interesting to paint will turn up
Not that all packaging over here is bland, far from it
just the coffee it seems... it is bog standard boring
instead I happily did a vicarious painting of a more visually interesting life

Coffee tin duly complete, I plan on taking in the spring air, reveling in the sunshine
and painting like a madwoman while the weather lasts
so I have two projects on my desk
one is to finish off the larger watercolours of the Chanel bottles I started last week
I can't tell you how much I am loving these... amazing fun

and the other is to attempt to paint these daffodils
which feels seasonally appropriate
happy painting all...xx


Rita said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better. Fabulous coffee tin and the perfume pic looks wonderfully brilliant. Hope you get a lot of playtime in while the weather is warming up and gorgeous. :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'm sorry to hear you had the flu, but glad you're feeling better. I love your colorful can of coffee. Blessings, my friend!

kat said...

Great to see you are feeling better Tracey! I love this bright colourful coffee tin, it looks very summery and tropical! All is bright and happy your way, enjoy your early Spring days, they sound beautiful!

PaintingWrite said...

Glad to hear the snot has died up and you're feeling better. That winter day you described sounds like the same weather we've had for the last fortnight in What's still supposed to be sinker! I agree Aimee's at and house and life is super vibrant and colourful-I love seeing her Instagram photos. That's a great tin and I love the way your paintings have that water bloom thing going on-beautiful.

Neesie said...

Just finishing my breakie when ready about your snottyness Tracey which wasn't ideal especially when it's porridge! Enough said I think.
Fantastic vibrant coffee painting which makes me think maybe you could design one for your Australian brands and submit them to the relevant company. How could they refuse? You could revolutionize the whole Aussie industry!
Perfume bottle is stunning and I can't wait to see the daffs because I'll have a long wait to see any around here.
Have a great week and I'm so happy to hear that you're feeling better. Take care xoxo

Anonymous said...

Awesome work again, Trace! I love the richness of colour! Yummmm! Well done!
And I agree, there is only one good thing about colds, snuggled up in bed with a nice cup of tea!

Linda Kunsman said...

happy to hear you're feeling better and that the weather is improving. That is a marvelous illustration of the coffee tin, and I can see how you love doing the perfume bottles-I love them!

bellefrogworks said...

so glad you are feeling better and see some spring outside-your Chanel bottle is really a sparkling jewel. Just gorgeous!

alarmcat said...

snot bag...hehehehe

love your bright colors!! both are beautiful and cheery. glad you're feeling better.

Debbie Nolan said...

I am grateful you are feeling better. Think that tin of coffee is wonderful too. Going over to visit Aimee - thanks for the link. Have a great day and be sure and paint those lovely daffodils.

sheila 77 said...

Really glad that you are feeing better. Your paintings are wonderful, beautiful loose colours but with exact detail, a very clever trick. I like the daffodils and your yellow coffee cup too.

Anonymous said...

Well if you have to be sick, it's nice that the weather cooperated. Cute Trader Joe's coffee can, I was thinking they had opened in Australia. So nice to see you creating regularly. xox

Jo Murray said...

Glad you are feeling more human. Those daffys are SO cheerful...I look forward to your drawing.

Barbara Dane Lapins said...

You know, I really love your postings. You never fail to make me smile/laugh/and/or chuckle, etc. I'm so glad you are feeling better. Great coffee tin!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Luurve that tin!! Coffee tins are pretty bland around here too. Lets start a campaign 'Brighten up your dam tins!' Lol. Think that might work? Nah, me neither. Anyhoo, your channel bottle is lush and that teacup is looking pretty ripe for a spot of paint love too dontcha think? After the daffies first of course. No rush ;) Lol.
Eeek - don't kick my butt ;) So glad you're feeling a little less grunged up and I hope the upward trend continues ((hugs)) x

Bronson Hill Arts said...

So glad that you're feeling better, Tracey! Hopefully your spirit is as lively & colorful as that gorgeous coffee tin!


Lorraine said...

love the bright colours

Sandra Busby said...

You are feeling better which is brilliant news! I think I've just started to come down with something now... I think it's the change in weather. Autumn is making an appearance here already! I LOVE your coffee tin! And I can not get enough of that Channel no. 5 bottle!! Can't wait to see more! :0)

JKW said...

The Coffee Tin is so incredibly beautiful I had to pop over from PPF. Thanks for putting his post at the bottom. You are so brilliantly talented. Blessings, Janet PPF

Cindy D. said...

The jungle theme coffee tin is inspiring! Just love your style!