Friday, 8 February 2019

Vincent's/Tracey's Chair...

Hello Creative Friends,
I hope you are all keeping well ?

I've been somewhat quiet in blogland.

This week was reserved for a dear friend we sadly lost in January, 
time to pay respect, spend time with friends and say our goodbyes.

This poignant piece I share with you today.

Some of you already know I have a love for *Vincent*
This stencil is designed by the amazing Donna Downey, 
one of many in her signature series and in my collection.

This is indeed Van Gogh's Chair... my way!

Blending ink through the stencil lay down those important outlines.
A watercolour wash acts as a foundation for my colour palette.

Unlike Vincent's original there is no pipe and tobacco placed on this chair.

I'm not sure if this was Donna's intention? 

I chose to sketch in a pencil, for making marks which can easily 
be erased and a pair of glasses, worn to see the finer detail or 
removed to blur out the surrounding world.

Finished with acrylics you'll see no onions in the wooden box behind; 
I chose to leave it empty... It does say Vincent on it after all.

Painted in the style of Vincent with my own signatures.
My yellow chair is complete...

Thank you for stopping by today, i'm looking forward to playing catch up 
with you all this weekend and seeing what you've all been up too.

Take care everyone & look after each other..

Creative wishes
Tracey xx

I'm sharing today's creativity with:
Art Journal Journey ~ Rikes *The colour Yellow*
and Kristin & EVA ~ PPF WK 49 Y8


  1. Vincent was a wonderful artist, and you have don him credit with this beautiful version of his chair. We did a project about Vincent's chair way back when I was teaching. Sorry about your sad loss. Keep well, hugs and happy PPF, Valerie

  2. Oh my gosh. I am in love with your Tracey styled Vincent's chair! You are such a wonderful drawer and painter. And I love all the details you added. Wonderful! Your use of stencils is unique and so very clever! I am happy to see this wonderful painting linked to Art Journal Journey ! Thank you dear Tracey for being with us! I am sorry about your loss. So sad! Friends are the family we choose by ourselves.
    Have a good weekend!
    Big hugs, Susi

  3. On my Tracey this is such a beautiful painting and a lovely post with your written thoughts that go with it. I loved reading through the process steps to see how you achieved this wonderful composition and incredibly detailed chair and surroundings. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, such a sad time for you.
    I hope you have a more uplifting weekend. Huge hugs xxx

  4. Amazing Vincent project.
    Happy PPF and enjoyable weekend xx

  5. Losing a friend is traumatic. I feel this is a celebration and a tribute to your friend.

    I was dumbfounded when I read that Vincent's chair had a pipe and tobacco on it. My mouse pad is Vincent's bedroom with the yellow chair and bed. I never noticed these before, so had to stop and see what you were talking about. I was truly impressed with how true to form your yellow chair was. It is fabulous. I'm equally pleased you shared it with us at Art Journal Journey. I love how you made this chair your own, too!!

  6. WOW - just stunning! To use a stencil in such a creative way is fantastic! And very creative to add your own things on this chair! The word Vincent is very identical!
    I am thrilled you linked such a great artwork to my theme "Yellow" at AJJ! By the way Van Gogh was a lover of yellow color.
    Wish you a happy coming weekend, after sad times because of loosing a friend! Rike x

  7. Lovely piece, and I really like the background. :)

  8. This is a lovely piece. You have a very light touch.

  9. Such a beautiful version of Vincents painting Tracey. I am in awe (and inspired) of how you created this using the stencil.
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Take care..
    Gill xxx

  10. How lovely to reserve the week and spend time remembering your dear friend, sending you comfort and hugs! Your painting is amazing and is such a poignant artwork - beautiful 😀. Take care and wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊 x

  11. This is stunning in it's beauty. You have created a masterpiece, too.
    I am sorry to hear about your friend.

    Hugs and Happy PPF 🎨

  12. This is a work of art Tracey! I love it.

  13. A beautiful project and piece of art. I think this will hold many memories for you in the future and of the time you spent this week remembering your friend.
    Remember the good times you had and I hope you have a happier weekend.
    Yvonne xx

  14. Hi there Tracey~
    I was so very sorry to hear that you had to say 'goodbye' to a friend :/ Wishing you peace and blessings while you work your way thru this loss.
    Your chair is tooo cool Tracey! What a beautiful creation; Your Way! I like the attention to detail and how you thought of the pencil and glasses. Great color-work too! - Thank you for sharing this piece of art with us~ Hugs, karen o

  15. I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to your friend. I know what that is like--having lost more than my share of family and friends over the past ten years. Those first days, weeks and months are poignant. My heart and prayers are with you, dear lady. Your artwork is beautiful...I was touched by your description of the details in your lovely painting. Blessings and comfort to you, dear one.

  16. Your Vincent art is just beautiful- a lovely tribute Tracey! So sorry for the passing of your friend. It is heartbreaking, yet we must try to hold onto all the wonderful years and memories the friendship holds.

  17. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    I love the tutorial. I am not much of an artist!

    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  18. Wonderful Tracey, and I hope a bit of therapy for you this week. It takes a long time to come to terms with a goodbye, and I think my mind processes better when my hands are occupied.

  19. I'm sorry you're going through this. I hope painting the chair has helped you in the grieving process. It's a wonderful piece.

  20. Lots of healing energy hugs to you for the loss of your friend ~ hard to lose people ~

    Beautiful yellow chair creation!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  21. Hugs on the loss but a gorgeous memorable piece of wonderful art.xx

  22. Tracey, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, such a sad and reflective time.

    Your Vincent chair is magnificent, the warm colours, the rustic look, the glasses, the gorgeous floor are all breathtakingly beautiful. You really are a wonderfully talented artist. Hugs, Anne xxx

  23. Mi querida Tracey, tienes mucho arte embeleso mirando cada detalle, en este caso, las gafas me han encantado.
    Besos y feliz fin de semana!!!

  24. Lovely rustic chair in Vincent's style! Sorry to hear about your friend.

  25. Interesting to see what you created. I don´t recognice it but loved it. Could have been my grandmothers chair :)

  26. I love the style of your painting!!!

  27. I'm so sorry about your friend Tracey, such a sad time. Your painting is wonderful, so beautifully done. Take care, Sue xx

  28. Tracey you have totally captured Vincent's style, did you study him in art school or something? Because I can remember you did a take on his starry night work....and that was stunning too. It is like a vincent/Tracey infused work of art. A wonderful tribute to your late friend tracey. Healing hugs (( )). Xxxxxxxx

  29. Tracey this is a wonderful painting. I love your unique touches too.
    I'm sorry too about losing your friend.
    I haven't joined in PPF this past week but popped in to see your art, so glad I did xx

  30. Oh my goodness Tracey, your talent knows no bound, what a totally amazing piece, your aditions are so clever, - the whole composition is just perfect, love it!!!

    I am sorry for your loss, - it's good to take time out and grieve! xxxx

  31. Hey Tracy that looks gorgeous what you did with that stencil motif. A wonderful watercolor image was born. A great homage to Vincent. I love what you did,wow!
    Dear Greetings

  32. What a wonderful piece. Your use of the stencil and how you added all the wonderful details is just delightful! Thanks for sharing the steps.

  33. Interesting process and the result is a piece of art, great!

  34. An absolutely beautiful interpretation of Vincent's chair painting Tracey and it looks amazing!
    Sorry to read of your troubles losing a friend and your hubby's heart attack. Hoping that your other half is now well on the road to recovery.
    Sorry for my lack of visiting as I too have had family issues losing my dear mother in law last September, my father in law having a hip replacement after a bad fall then suffering pneumonia followed by a mild stroke in December! A lot of my time has been spent doing things to help so no me time for an age.
    Hopefully things are now improving.
    Fliss xx

  35. I am so sorry for your loss, Tracey. My deepest condolences. I have a love for Vincent too. Your painting looks fabulous! I like that you added a pencil and the glasses. I hope you found some solace while painting the chair.


  36. Sorry about the loss of your friend. I love this 'Vincent' chair and your additions! Chrisxx

  37. I enjoyed your interesting story about the chair and what you have accomplished. So sorry about the loss. Blessings, Janet


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