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Friday, 15 April 2011

Woo Hoo its another PAINT PARTY FRIDAY



Hi, have woken up with a stinking cold, brill like I really needed this when its Paint Party Friday, where every one will be drinking wine and I will be downing the LemSips..........such a party pooper.........lol

I made another drawing of Dawn French and then watercoloured her.........oh dear poor Dawn, looks nothing like her now........Instead we have a very nice and kindly lady.............

I also attempted for the first time Acrylics ...........well what a catastrophe........its blooming awful, she looks as if she has grown an extra arm.......lol so am going to have to go on UTube for some demos and not attempt to wing it again.

If you would love to see some really great Art and not this rubbish pop over to Paint Party Friday (see my sidebar)

Am off now to have another Lemsip, will catch up with you all later. Thank you for popping by and take care 'atishoo' 'atishoo' , Hugs Annette x

61 comments:

Hybrid J said...

Not bad with your Dawn French portrait. Not bad at all.

Oh, acrylic ... you're not the only one. I 'm having a hard time working with it.

Keep trying and I'm sure you'll get there. ;)

Anesha said...

Really like your water colour of Dawn, great colours. The other painting has some lovely vibrant colours. Have a great weekend!

Cheryl said...

oh hun dawn is okay not a bad likeness at all hun,and great colurs on the painting hun hope you feel,better soon hun also bless you for the atc which arrived yesterday sweetie,hugs cherylxxxxx

Joann said...

Nettie,
I like your watercolor portrait and acrylic...don't be so hard on yourself. Acrylics can be difficult especially if you have been working with watercolors. Hang in there. As far as the 3rd arm, I had an art teacher once tell me that nothing can't be fixed (or hidden)! :)

craftattack said...

Love your work again, don't be so nasty to yourself! Enjoy your lemsips, I'm sticking to grapefruit juice today!

wearestampers said...

Your paintings look great to me! Your acrylic lady is REALLY good! Fantastic work!
Pam

Pointy Pix said...

I still think it really looks like Dawn!! I haven't tried acrylics but if they're anything like oils i can totally relate to your frustration!

Hope you feel better soon.

minnie_mac said...

Don't do yourself down. I think both of your paintings are fab.

Marilyn

Lisa Somerville said...

I think you're doing a fab job with these pieces Netty! Hope you feel better soon!

Sherry Edwards said...

I've caught it too Netty - just had a blackcurrant lemsip but my head still hurts!

I think both paintings are fab. Love Dawn's eyes in particular. As for the second one, apart from the third arm (lol), I think it's beautiful! I love the vibrant colours and flowers and the flesh tones (not that I'm an expert, but I do know what I like!)

Have a good (atishoo) weekend x

Junibears said...

I think they're great Annette! Don't put yourself down so!
Hope your cold soom clears up. Hugs xx

Heather said...

Don't be so hard on yourself!!! They both look great, and if you had fun making them, that's what counts! Hope you feel better soon - xo

Dawn said...

I could tell it was Dawn French so it can't be that bad. I really like it as to why your painting Dawn French is another matter lol

Love Dawn xx

art2cee2 said...

I like the portrait. Don't be so hard on yourself! :-)

NatashaMay said...

They are both gorgeous! The last one does look like she has grown an arm but you could totaly go with that. :)

Jolanda said...

I really love your Dawn French - she looks great! I agree acrylic paints are difficult - I only use them for stamping and backgrounds, but I did try a technique by Sheena Douglas (paint fusion) its a kind of folk art look and that worked out quite well. I am sitting here with lots of tissues and know just how you are feeling at the moment!!! I hope we get better soon!! :) have a lovely weekend x

Roban Studio said...

Hi Netty, I am so sorry you are under the weather, but your paintings are lovely. Your acrylic painting is fine, I don't see another arm. Happy PPF. :-)

Deanna said...

I think your portrait bears a strong resemblance. You have done a lovely job.

I recently gave acrylics another try and it was a disaster. It's strange because I've used acrylics before to paint wood objects and those turn out fine, but give me more expensive acrylics and canvas and I'm just making a mess. lol.

Maggie said...

lol with you Netty you are far to hard on yourself, now I can't draw for anything(including chocolate!)but I see Dawn in your picture and I love the vibrant colours and your ladies face is beautiful in the second one.
Hope you feel better soon.

Tammie said...

ah, sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. fun to see your art. YouTube is a great place for lessons!

Gloria said...

Hope yo feel better. Your paintings are great! I like acrylics. You'll learn to love them very soon. Great work. Happy PPF to you.

Pam Tucker said...

Netty! You are being way too harsh on yourself. Your portrait is beautiful! The skin tone is gorgeous and I love it. I think watercolor is very difficult and YOURS is lovely!

Acrylics are not that hard! The nice thing is you can always paint over them. No biggie! Your painting has great things going on! Beautiful colors, a lovely lady! If you don't like anything, you can just paint over the parts you don't like. Voila! Layers! ;)

kayc said...

I think both paintings are fab. I hope you are feeling better soon. Have a good weekend. Kathleen x

Gerri Herbst said...

I do like the colors in your acrylics! Unlike watercolors, acrylics can always be worked over...But I still think the lady is darling and the flowers beautiful!gerri

coops said...

gorgeous art netty.your dawn french is fab and i love your acrylic painting.the colours are so vibrant.
i hope you are feeling better soon :D

xx coops xx

Jenny Blair said...

I think you are being very hard on yourself and I reckon Dawn French would be quite chuffed to see her portrait :) Hope you feel better soon!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I think your paintings are fabulous, wish I could produce the same standard. Tracy x

1CardCreator said...

These are beautiful. You really have a talent, I could not even draw the shape of a face! Feel better, and God bless you, I can't spell kaz oont tike, lol.

kay said...

think you are doing well,x

Dolly Daydreams said...

I love your "rubbish" I mean art lol. Don't see what your complaining about both are fantastic will put it down to overdosing on the old lemsips ! .

Marie

Christine said...

nice work this week Netty, really.

Anne said...

I think you did a great job with both paintings. Your acrylic painting looks wonderful, really!! There's a lot of fun stuff going on there. And a great thing about acrylics is that you can paint over the parts you don't like!

Hope you feel lots better soon.

Daniele said...

oh you poor thng you do seem to be suffering at the moment, I think the likeness is lovely
hugs

McCrafty's Cards said...

WOW Annette, these are both absolutely fabulous
Kevin xx

Marlene said...

These are both really good, don't be down on yourself. Acrylics are great in the fact that you can paint over your boo-boos unlike watercolor.

Meggymay said...

Gosh they are both great, stop being negative, your art is Fab.
Hope the cold improves and you have a good weekend. xx

mustavcoffee said...

Hope you feel better soon, I hate colds they're such a pain!
Love your paintings. I knew immediately that it was Dawn French and the other painting is vibrant and beautiful. Hope you enjoy your weekend and the cold goes quickly, hugs (from a distance!):0) xxx

Kim B said...

I think you are doing good and very brave to post online. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and get rid of your cold. Kim xx

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Netty..i love your work..Dawn looks fab! and the other piece reeeally draws me in..and captivates me..i feel it is very dreamy and symbolic...i love it..fabulous work!She is a beautiful spirit and the colors ignite me too!
Have a beautiful weekend my shining friend!
Hugs
Victoria`
PS; and thankyou for your lovely visit..you are awesome!

Faye said...

I love your art, Netty. I think your drawing and your painting of it are fabulous. As for your cold, I don't know what LemSips are but I do know that Zicam shortens and lessens the effects of a cold. I had one 2 weeks ago and it was mild and only a few days long.

Kristin Dudish said...

Oh Netty, I think you're being way too hard on yourself! I really like your vibrant colors :)

Keep going - Pam is right, if there is something you don't like just paint over it!

Feel better soon...

xo
Kristin

ger chouinard said...

Annette - no 'rubbish' here! I love your first attempt at acrylics - very nice. Hope you feel better - take care of you! xoxo

CuddlyBunny said...

I'm sorry about the cold, yuck, but it's also apparently effecting your vision ... I think these pieces are wonderful!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I think your creations are fabulous! Must be your LemSips talking :)

sorry about your darn cold.

Lynn Stevens said...

So sorry to hear your feeling poorly!
Netty acrylics are a hard medium to master. try working with washes of acrylics and build them up. blending is the hardest since it dries so fast, keep it up! practice makes perfect and enjoy the journey!
hugs Lynn

Magpie said...

Oh, you have been much too hard on yourself! These are both lovely. Sometimes feeling poorly will cause us to see things negatively. That must be it!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Nettie I hope you are feeling better! Colds are the worst! I love your beautiful painting! :)

Jan said...

Beautiful watercolor! Nettie, you're so talented!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I have to chime in with all the above comments- you're being WAY too hard on yourself!
I like both these pieces, but my favorite is the acrylic painting. It does look like she has an extra arm, but the best part of acrylics is you can always go over anything you're not happy with! I'd add some more of your wonderfully vibrant flowers and the arm is gone and your painting is DONE! I'm just sayin....
Happy PPF (a day late ;))
Stephanie

Theresa said...

Hope you are feeling better Nettie! Like everyone, I think you're being too critical of your work. Portraits are not an easy accomplishment. I happen to love all the pops of color springing from your acrylic piece and would just gesso out that "arm" and keep going!

ileana said...

First of all, I LOVE your sense of humor...and I'd be happy to down some LemSips (whatever that is) with you while the others drink wine. I'm not feeling all that hot myself. :/

Now, your portraits and attempt at acrylics are amazing. Seriously, couldn't find that extra arm growing, but I do notice you have a gift for expression and creating a mood with your paintings. Very nice job! I look forward to seeing more of your work.

PS - Let me know if you find any good demos on acrylics on YouTube. I'm working with Kids Paint but have some acrylics I plan to use as well. Thx and Happy Saturday!! Hope you're feeling better.

Terry said...

Your painting is rubbish free! You are too funny! I personally love your paintings or I would not be stopping by! Now look at all your visitors and they all agree!! You are very creative and do lovely art! Happy Weekend!

Carola Bartz said...

Your inner critic's voice is way too loud! If you hadn't mantioned the "extra arm" I wouldn't have noticed! Both paintings are actually very beautiful, I admire your portrait. So please don't listen to inner critic and send him away instead!

EVA said...

LOL! I hope you are feeling better Netty! I was a party pooper too yesterday but couldn't even keep water done let alone a LemSip - whatever they are.

I think if you changed the colour if that "3rd arm", it would look great and not like an arm LOL. Acrylics are easy to paint over.

Feel better!!

trisha too said...

Fun, Netty!

Feel better soon, 'kay?

:)

Nicola said...

I really like your acrylic!!!! :0) Once you get the hang of them acrylic paints are great to use! You can always paint over something with acrylics that's why I like them so much! Your watercolour of Dawn is great. I really like the expression you have captured on her face.
Hope you are feeling better today take care xoxo

Jennifer said...

Hi Netty. Oh dear...hope you are feeling a bit better now. Seems to be so many nasties about at the moment.

Wow!...you certainly are multi-talented!! These are fab! xx Jenny xx

Dawn B. said...

Seriously...this is amazing. I wish I could paint like this. Your work is awesome Nettie. Your talents are amazing.

Annabelle said...

I think they are lovely.
First get over your cold and in time I'm sure you'll get more of what you are searching for. Being ill doesn't help one's concentration sometimes.
Take care and feel better soon.

Annabelle : )

JeanFB said...

Dawn, you have a beautiful and distinctive style! Your paintings are marvelous - I don't know what the ladies look like in real life, I just know they look wonderful in your artwork. Keep it up and keep sharing!

priti.lisa said...

I don't know what's not to like...I think the painting is vibrant and pretty!
xo