This week I’m honoured to present Drew Harrison, an award winning professional artist I met while he was hosting an art group at the WEA (an adult education centre). Drew’s skill with a paintbrush is simply amazing. His realistic works are stunning with a level of detail rivalling that of a photograph, yet possessing an emotional presence, powerful and unique to his painting. His surreal and abstract pieces are thought provoking and clever. And dare I mention the frog? I’m still in love with the frog! Thank you so much, Drew, for this interview. It is fantastic to have you here.
For quite some time now I have been admiring pen and watercolourists like Tracey Fletcher King and Blue Chair Diary Illustrations and their techniques of mixing these two wonderful media. I have never attempted watercolour and pen together before and since my watercolour experience is minimal, I tend to find that part of the equation quite scary.
There has been more progress with my paper and jewels mosaic and some discoveries on other art fronts, while battling the mid winter scourge.
The sun is desperately trying to make its presecence felt here. Winter is starting to take its leave, the acacias are flowering, the almond blossoms are out, and there is this subtle feeling in the weather of the coming change. So there are short periods of sun between the dank and grey and I’ve been trying to take full advantage of them.
Bit by little bit my jewel and paper mosaic is coming together. I have no plan and am really just putting pieces down where I feel like it and apart from one wonky swirl, I think it is going really well. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying doing this in my lounge in front of the TV.
I had some time while sitting in the car waiting for Hubby
This week, with some determination to actually post for Paint Party Friday, I have two works in progress.
This week I am pleased to host an interview with Tracy Woodsford, an artist who has not only inspired me in my art, but introduced art to my sister, something I could not have done. This in turn has helped bring my sister, myself and my children closer – we have art parties! Tracy has an insatiable curiosity in her art, exploring technique after technique. She is an avid art journaller and I continue to eye her work and learn. Thank you so much, Tracy for giving us this window into your inspiration.
I am confident I can accomplish this…I hope…I think so…well, hell, I’m gonna try 😀
How on Earth am I going to do that hair?????
This week we have the wonderfully engaging Tracey Fletcher King. Renowned for her energetic interpretations of everyday objects and, of course, her beloved tea in all its forms, Tracey adds life to everything she creates with her unique quick-witted style.