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Tracey Fletcher King

Art and Illustrations

Thursday, 8 November 2012

My Kind of Sunset ....

Now I know this isn't my normal cleanish line drawing of tea or food
and you might think it is a bit of a stretch as a piece of work
based on the Sunsets prompt from Artist's Play Room this week
but it is actually my favourite Sunset

One of my all time favourite bands is a Brisbane band called Powderfinger
sadly now they have sailed off into the sunset called artistic differences and solo careers
but they put out this CD years ago and one of my favourite tracks is called
you guessed it... Sunsets
which is a lucky thing because I am not much of a sunset person in general... 



When I saw the prompt I had that slight sinking sensation 
that I may have to go and look at the sunset and maybe try to paint the bloody thing
which would have been a pain because by the time the sun is setting
my brain is usually in no sort of shape to paint anything

Sunset means the house is in that end of day uproar
as I am trying to put together a meal while refereeing some bizarre argument
between Sinus/ Phantom and or the dog
so the chances of nipping outside to record a glorious blaze of colour and light
is about as likely as waking up tomorrow with a body like a super model...


So while scrolling through the iPod picking the day's studio tunes
I remembered the whole Sunset thing
thank you Powderfinger for getting me off the hook
so I have painted this up while belting out the song at an unseemly volume
but as I have a tendency to sing along and am completely and utterly tone deaf
and equate enthusiasm and volume with singing ability
it is therefore best to play it at volume to drown out my dubious accompaniment


So here is my Sunset
Powderfinger style
as I warble off into the sunset of day 8 of AEDM
and link this up to APR ... xx

You might like the links to the last few posts...


34 comments:

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Love your Tracey twist to the challenge. A great piece! Will have to go check out that song...

Jennifer McLean said...

And she's a winner!!! I love it when the artists of APR think outside the box and really take the theme and run. It's great if someone wants to paint a sunset or use the colors of the sunset, but it truly brings joy to my heart when I see something unexpected, unusual or right out of left field. So, you win my impromptu prize my friend. I love the cover art and it's spectacular repainted by YOU. :o)

Hugs,
Jenn

Laurie said...

well I like your style!!!!
switch it up is a good thing!!

Rita said...

Very cool! It was fun to hear how you ended up here...sadly I couldn't play the music on your link.

bethania said...

Again in love with this two facets of work shown here: the writer and the visual artist. Very inspiring and a coherent style in both categories.

Bev said...

love this u should loosen up and lash out more often gurl...
hugz bev

Mitzi Wolfe Zohar said...

That is a really gorgeous page. It epitomizes what art journaling is all about.

Rachél - Creativity Tribe said...

I love the energy in this piece. It is fun to see you play around with styles. Artists never seem to amaze me. :)

Neesie said...

Brilliant twist to the theme Trace...but I've got a b***** sunset underway (which is amazing considering) so guess I'll get the wooden spoon prize! :$
Never heard of the band but will have to give it a whirl. Just think if they get so many hits you could be resonsible for them reforming? ;D

Fantastic cover art. :D

Catherine Constance said...

Great idea...made me laugh... :D

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Nice take on the challenge prompt!!

Jez said...

Always enjoy your delicate style, but this is great, really like it.

Linda Brightwingsofsummer said...

funny! Nessie and I will have to share the wooden spoon as I also had a sunset sitting in the corner... I love the end of the day... its cooler and the best time for a walk! Fab page and twist :-)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great piece!

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

What a great moment of inspiration! I love it when that happens:) It's made for a completely different stance on the theme. Original and very cool. Great post

Currie Silver said...

you are simply brilliant!! I am quite keen to find a combo that works so stylistically and cleverly!!

cool.

Lori said...

Love that you twisted the challenge the way you wanted to - brilliant. xoxo

Viola said...

What a fantastic face you have painted, and this facial angle I did yesterday night (although mine is much smaller) and I wondered a bit about the shadings, and thanks you I now see it :)

Anoeska said...

I love your sunset!

Fallingladies said...

This is something different looking for you! Actually, my sketch today looks more like yours than yours, ( well i hope you take that as a compliment and aren't insulted as you know i love all your sketches, tea cups and otherwise)..... I should have it posted on my blog in a few minutes......i will have to check your band out after work....

Molly said...

So odd not to see brightly colored tea cups and florals from you. I quite like this darker departure. Will definitely check out the band!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Powerful image. I usually listen topodcasts. I´ll try music this time. Let´s see where it takes me. Thanks for the idea. :)

Nigel Roberts said...

I like it. I wonder if I can find it on-line and see what it sounds like.

I'm also am 'enthusiasticly talented' singer, but as I live on my own this isn't a problem.

Tracy said...

Brilliant interpretation! Could it have been possible we were singing at the same time? I was quietly singing in The Lair "Hallelujah" with K.D. Lang and was busted by The Hubs. I jumped. I have been told since I could sing that I am tone deaf and ruined any chance of my brother being able to sing. All I know is hyenas and the cats like to join in. ;)

TwinkleToes2day said...

Fab fab fab!! I love seeing 'outside the box' work because it helps me stretch my own imagination for another time.
Thank you for being an inspiration.......and for being bloody funny!! :0))) Mo x

Terrie Purkey said...

I had to double check and make sure I was in the right place when I saw the art - wrong colors, wrong style, wrong subject - wassup with???? But then of course as I continued to read I was reassured that I was in the right place - who else would draw a song? :) And I see your sure hand in the drawing....it's fun to see a totally different side to your drawing. I on the other hand didn't stray from inside the box at all. Ah well....

~*~Patty S said...

great take on the challenge Tracey...precisely what makes challenges fun I think

I hardly see any sunrises, but sunsets tempt me often just outside our front door especially this time of year

Happy November
oxo

WrightStuff said...

Nice little song there - I found it on YouTube. Quite the toe tapper.

Speaking of songs, today I had to write a Christmas song - for work! Cheesy and catchy was the brief. Well, my son couldn't stop singing the chorus so that might (or indeed might not) be a good sign!

Love the shift in artistic direction here (to coin your phrase!).

Gloria said...

Love your reference to your singing voice! Made me laugh again. Okay what's all that stuff scribble along two edges, I want to know what naughtiness you've been up to! Besides getting out of using orange! I love your original take on things, and your wonderful artwork, too.

Ritu Dua said...

This is a lovely change and the art piece looks stunning indeed !your post made me smile :)

VonnyK said...

Trust you to come up with something this clever, you show off :)
We share singing (or terribleness of singing), maybe we should start a group. The off key geysers.
Great pic, looks better than the real thing.
I will get to all your posts asap, promise.
Von

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Love your fun, unique take on the sunset prompt! Great work!

pauline said...

Tracey, it was so nice to read all your lovely posts... you crack me up. Brain farts... giggle... So much goodness here. Your style is wonderful and i so enjoy your stories. Love your painting is POWDERFINGER (Sunsets)... unlike your style but still - you did a fabulous job. i love the "messy-ness". Thanks for making me smile. xox

Rita said...

Powderfinger got you off the hook. I wanted so much to hear the song, but not allowed in my country, it said. You Aussies are a tight group with your music, I guess. ;)

I loved seeing a departure from your usual paintings. Wow! Dramatic and wild! I can picture you belting out a song. I can sing away here, too. Karma just puts her ears back and turns her head. ;)