Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Beauty and Brains


I've been a fan of Tracey Clarke ever since I first discovered her blog soon after I started blogging. 

Tracey does the kind of work I wish I could.  Mixing realism with fantasy; mysticism with beautiful images.  Not only does Tracey have all this talent, she has a delightful sense of humor, a loving and doting husband and a great gaggle of animals.  

Tracey is a striking beauty and I've always wanted to paint her.  Her fantastic bone structure would be the envy of any model but also the way she allows herself to be photographed is facinating.  Please check out her blog and website and see what this young lady can do with brushes and paint!





8x10 oil on RayMar

15 comments:

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

A nice portrait of her.
You are so brave Sheila.

Manon Doyle said...

Beautiful portrait Sheila!
I checked out Tracey's website! Wow! She's an amazing talent!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful portrait of Tracey and her work is amazing!

Your work is amazing too...how about painting a self-portrait? :)

L.Holm said...

Great painting, Sheila, and I'm glad you're showcasing Tracey and her work. She's an amazing artist! (and so right about those high cheekbones!)

Mrs. C said...

I tagged you in a little meme things on my blog. Join in if you like!

r garriott said...

Would have recognized her even without prompting. I wish I had a portrait of me that's half so groovy (okay, vanity moment over...!)

Edward Burton said...

Great portrait of her, Sheila!

rahina qh said...

Love your strong clear brush strokes, r.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Nice portrait. She has a slight resemblance to David Bowie.

Tracey Clarke said...

...I don't even know what to say. I am so honored Sheila and I love it!!
And I agree w/Michelle. How about a self-portrait?!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Wow Sheila, you've done a great job on one of my favorite artists too! Excellent!

Hey, I think so much of you and your work that I've nominated you for a Lemonade Award...details on my blog.

All the best!

Mary Paquet said...

What a great portrait. I love your work, Sheila!

I checked out Tracy's website. She is an awesome artist.

Sorry I haven't had time to visit the last few weeks. I love to see your latest work and keep up with your wonderful, enthusiastic life.

sam said...

lovely, i recognised Tracey straight away! Looks like she is just having a brainwave!

Douglas Hoover said...

Whoa, Sheila, I knew who this was even before reading your blog. Your voice in painting style is really coming out!

Your painting, you, Tracey...
brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

Dean Grey said...

What a nice little tribute to Tracey, Sheila!

I found Tracey's blog not that long ago myself.

I agree, her work is stunning. Moody, realistic, touch of fantasy all combined into one.

A fantastic talent indeed!

-Dean