Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Lines and Colors and a rather nice surprise

I've just broken off from prep work for an exhibition to find an email containing some totally unexpected and very nice news. Charley Parker (Lines and Colors) has rather surprised me by writing a very complementary piece about me on his admirable blog - see Katherine Tyrrell.

I'm a huge fan of 'Lines and Colors' and am always really interested to read about the various artists that he writes about. We share a number of artistic interests and it's always great to find that he's posted about yet another new artist that appeals to me - especially when I know that every post will come with a bunch of helpful links to sources of images and information on the net. I'm sometimes able to suggest an extra site as a reference source or a 'must see' exhibition.

A lot of people comment that they don't know how I manage to find the time to do what I do. I have a confession. I'm always in awe of the way that Charley can produce a class article day after day - all of which are well researched, thoughtful, insightful and well written! It just so happens that today I'm the subject!

I particularly liked this comment - picture me with a big beaming smile at this point!
I like the range of colors she finds in surfaces that are ostensibly white, whether in the walls of buildings or simple still life subjects like eggs in a bowl or fruit on a white surface.
You can find the images he used in the Houses and Gardens gallery on my website.

Now I return to matting and framing for an exhibition...........

16 comments:

Jeanette said...

Its a wonderful post that he wrote about you and your work Katherine. And very well deserved too.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Thank you Jeanette.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Congratulations, Katherine, well deserved! (I love your range of whites as well...)

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I must confess I do love looking for colours in whites!

df said...

That top pastel is stunning! What movement!

Robyn said...

Great to see this excellent tribute when you are preparing for an exhibition, Katherine. Your generosity and inspiration spurs so many of us on. And yes, Charley is so right about your whites and your skills as an artist.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Thanks Dee and Robyn

The top pastel is of a pastel of the Palacio de Mondragon, Ronda - this link to my blog post explains the rather interesting story behind it - very much a matter of turning a failure into a success and one that I remind myself of every time I come back from a plein air outing with what appears at first glance to be a duff ouitcome!

laureline said...

I'm so happy for you, Katherine. You know how much I love your work and wish you could clone yourself so you'd be able to devote one of you to fulltime painting and drawing.

Cathy Gatland said...

That is an interesting and encouraging story about a fantastic painting - and shows clearly your hard working ethic. Congratulations on the Charley Parker post, it's great!

Felicity said...

Should we congratulate you on being featured on Charley's blog, or him on being featured on yours? ;) (Two equally excellent blogs!) It's good to see he has highlighted your beautiful artwork as well as how informative your site is.

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

There's wonderful movement creating a rhythm in these pieces with architectural subjects, lovely. Mutual admiration brings out the best in us! A well deserved tribute indeed.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Thank you all for your comments - I'm very much enjoying my brief moment in the spotlight!

Felicity - good point - I think Charley deserves a longer post which I need to do soon!

The Golden Frog said...

Hi Katherine, I've just been to you website after reading his article and I can only say, wow, your work is amazing! A real inspiration to us all! I love the way you stay true to the mediums you use and the way you see colour (in a impressionistic manner) amazing!

Toni said...

Katherine

I catch up on Charlie about once a week and have your posts come to my email. How wonderful to have an article about you and from someone like Charlie who is so well respected. Bravo and so well deserved.

Deborah Ross said...

Congratulations on the well deserved attention to all of the work you do to keep us up to date on happenings in the art world. I look forward to reading your blog every day because I always learn about something or somebody new. And your artwork is always an added treat. I love the softness of your colors.

Cin said...

indeed indeed congratulations and I echo too how well deserved!

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