Friday, 1 May 2015

Boat Needed...


I am hoping someone will send a boat if it is needed
because the rain is bucketing down in a mildly concerning way
it is lashing the window in the studio in great sheets on water
and the bamboo is so heavy with water it is drooping over into the pool
so it is quite the thing to watch it all unfold
as the pool overflows... again
crap for painting as the paper is so soggy it may as well be sitting out in the downpour
and every time one of the palm fronds or bamboo hit the window I jump like crazy
which is not conducive to any careful painting
 but things can't always be perfect


As a self confessed weather geek it is oddly satisfying to be in the middle of a rain event
I watch the weather channel like Sinus watches sport
it is my happy place and I love that you can scoff and heckle their predictions with impunity
of course sometimes they are right on the money 
and the predicted deluge is certainly living up to their drama queen headlines and titles
Phants is not sharing my glee as she has to head out to uni for lectures
but she is young and a bit of wild weather adventure is good for the soul
 plus a bit of light wading across the Great Court will add some excitement


I am going to get back to attempting some more painting
the warm up painting of my sugar free cranberry juice
which always looks inspiring against my favourite table cloth
was fun despite the weather induced challenges
 so I am glad I finally got around to painting it up
of course I could have gotten in and actually ironed the table cloth
but who has time for that!!!
happy painting all... xx

Here is the link to Tuesday's post if you missed it




27 comments:

Giggles said...

Love that table cloth too...I'm so into that combination of color. Wonderful painting! Cupcake also loves that kind of monsoon type downpour! Enjoy... I have seen some scary video of your rain. I have been driving in rain like that with a slight flash flood and it freaked the heck out of me!! Stay dry!

Hugs Giggles

cjsrq said...

Wonderful perspective on your mug of cranberry juice and absolutely fantastic colors! Perhaps painting an arc is in your future?

Rita said...

Oh wow! Sounds like you guys are almost floating away! Stay safe and keep painting. :)

minnemie said...

I'm with Giggles... that table cloth is fantastic. Quite amazing of you to paint it too! I would love a sip of that cranberry juice... yum for tart, cold sips!

Clare Lloyd said...

Loving the juice and straw!

Alexandra said...

Another fabulous piece of work, Tracey. I love your style. Terribly sorry to hear how much it's raining there. It's starting here and is scheduled in the forecast to rain every day for the next two weeks. Oy! Thinking of you and sending love. xx

Jennifer McLean said...

now I'm thinking that I should buy you a hair dryer so you can use it on your paintings! The drink looks relish, pass the glass please, I could use some vitamins anyway.

Gloria J Zucaro said...

So nice to visit with you! I am picturing the bamboo which I have never been able to grow in any climate I have lived in! I love the idea of any plant that runs rampant. Your cranberry juice painting is very enticing indeed, let me go get a drink of lowly water!

Özge Başağaç said...

This looks like a piece of spring squeezed into a glass jar. I think it is full of energy, somehow i felt like the juice had just been stirred and the ice cubes are still dancing...Lovely colors. And i must say the perspective is hard to depict but you've done it again. I imagined myself trying to sketch the glass from this angle, nope, not possible.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Love this yummie drink painting ♥♥♥

Nic McLean said...

I love the angle you've painted this from and I love those mason jar glasses - they're my favourite! Even your rain sounds a lot more exciting than ours - I'm guessing it's still hot and sticky while it's raining which is why your paper is soggy? I'm also looking out at the rain - in fact this morning I woke up to a light dusting of hail stones on the ground - on 1st May for goodness sake!!

TwinkleToes2day said...

If you need a lifeboat or a big fireman to come lift you away from the flood water just let me know, hehe.
Your drink painting is a gorgeous colour and the ice cubes are fabulous.
Hope Phants doesn't get tooo wet.
Wishing you all a drier weekend ::Hugs}} xo

Sandra Busby said...

Ooh... you should video it so we can see it! I love wild weather too - There is something so exciting about being out in freak weather! I always said in my younger years that I'd like to have been a storm chaser... maybe it's because UK weather has always been a little dull and predictable! Mind you, over the last ten years we have had some freak weather which I like as long as it doesn't hurt anyone or flood out their homes, which unfortunately it often does... Anyway, I love your cranberry juice painting! But it sounds like you should be driunking something warm - Or is it still warm despite the rain? Lucky you! Its still cold here at the moment. Can't wait for summer to get here! :0)

Mary Walker said...

Thank you for sharing your story about being out of your comfort zone this week. It helped me knowing I was not alone with how I was feeling. It inspired me to start selling my crochet patterns on Ravelry. I worked hard on them but always gave them away for free because I was too uncomfortable to put a price on them. Two sold in the first day! Thank you!!

alarmcat said...

your painting looks absolutely delicious!! hope you stay dry :)

My name is Erika. said...

Your painting makes the sugar free cranberry juice look like one of those drinks from the 80's maybe it was called a Sea Breeze. Its been so long. Hope your rain subsides a bit, (unless your area needs it of course) and love the piece this week. Have a great weekend.

Faye said...

Love the painting/illustration of the cranberry juice. How can you drink something that acidic without sugar??? I do love a gentle rain, but I'm not sure how I'd react to palm fronds hitting the window. Hope your weather tames soon and you can have a bit of sun.

Kate Robertson said...

Your painting is so good that I want a sip of that drink. We could use some of your rain, you can send it over to me. Happy PPF.

Kate

Ayala Art said...

fantastic illustration, always sparkling and vibrant!
Send me some water please... we in California are terribly dried. Crazy weather!

Paper rainbow said...

I wish I could find a store that sells those jam jar glasses I love them. I've only seen them in restaurants and cafes. Lovely illustrations as always, hope it stops raining soon.

Jo Murray said...

I'm planning on donning my scuba gear to navigate the backyard. Keep those drawings coming.

Linda Kunsman said...

Fab color combo-and another fab illustration!! I love stormy days as they are perfect for a day in the studio-and keeping an eye on the weather channel:)

GlorV1 said...

Love your paintings and the colors. Wow, send some of that way over here. We in California could sure use the rain. It is in the 90's right now. It just didn't rain enough over here. Take care.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Another great watercolor and while I love cranberry juice color with a lime or two, I can no longer enjoy that bitter bite. After my surgery a few years back I got so sick of the stuff, it puts me right off...I'll enjoy your painting instead. xox

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's a really interesting perspective you chose for your painting of the drink. I hope your staying dry, and especially safe, with all the rain you've been getting. Happy PPF! #63

NatashaMay said...

looks delicious! :)

Michellem said...

I'm not usually a big fan of cranberry juice but you've made it look so tasty that I'd love a big slurp if you don't mind. . .