Cecelia Morris, or Granny Gravy as i knew her, my great grandmother was an amazing artist. The only thing i really remember about her is that she was always happy. I remember getting all dressed up and going to church with her, pushing my toy pram all the way up Broughton St to her house, freddo frogs, making mud pies in her front yard and eating a chilli off her tree.
I also remember sitting next to her finger painting as she did some beautiful oil paintings.
I inherited her oil paints and equipment also one of her sketch books when she past in 1995, i was 5years old. Since then they have sat in storage and bought out occasionally to look at but i never had the guts to use them from fear of ruining them.
My Nan on the other side of the family, Joan Ainsworthy, was always teaching me different craft techniques as i grew up. Mum showed me the basics of sewing and Nana Morris taught me how to crochet.
Generations of females in my family have influenced and still inspire my creativity.
Recently I decided to try something marginally different.. Water colours and ink..
Using some of Granny Gravy's Equipment and after some experimenting, reading and practice,
I've painted the below..
Let me know what you think..
Constructive criticism is appreciated.