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Friday, 29 April 2011

WOO HOO, ITS PAINT PARTY FRIDAY AGAIN - THREE WORKS IN PROGRESS

Hi, its the Royal Wedding today.........woo hoo so can't stop long and its Paint Party Friday.  I have three projects which are all Works in Progress.
This one is done in Acrylics and am still finding my way with this medium, but at the same time am having the greatest adventure.  Still loads of work to be done, texturising the hair and to chill some of those flowers, think I overdid those........lol

These are Journal Pages which still need quite a bit of work doing to them; using Mixed Media and a little bit of drawing from me.  I just love that woman who is calculating the cost of the dress.............lol

This is done in Watercolours and has loads more to be done to it.  Have never drawn childrens faces before so again its a learning curve............they don't look very happy do they............Why my characters are never smiling heaven only knows, because I am by nature a happy person, but obviously the characters must reflect my insecurities in drawing and painting.     Ha..., typical have answered my own question.............lol

If you get the chance after watching the Royal Wedding today to visit Paint Party Friday and all its fabulous artists its well worth it.  Thank you so much for supporting and encouraging me on my Art Journey it means so much.  Take care and have a great Bank Holiday Weekend; will be back later to see all your wonderful creations , Hugs Annette x

68 comments:

Claire said...

wow Netty, what stunning work! Looks like you're having a really creative time with your painting adventure. They may be works in progress but they are fab-u-lous already
Claire xx

CardArTart said...

Hey Netty I love those flowers! You just can't go too far when it comes to flowers I tell ya! lol

NatashaMay said...

You are very busy! Love all three works in progress. I'll keep an eye on you to see them finished. :)

craftattack said...

Lovely work again Netty. Love the journal pages best! Hugs, Valerie

Sunshineshelle said...

Woooo! Having fun & looking great!!! This is so much more exciting than a royal wedding!!! Truthfully us convict Aussies don't get the point (outside of the sweetie Queen the others haven't been too successful LOL)!!! Have fun though I may end up getting a cup of English Breakfast tea & toast the couple, they do seem sweet too ;)

Yvonne said...

Wonderful progress so far. You have been busy. Going to 'plein air' paint today at an artist retreat so don't know if I will get to see the royal wedding today. Happy PPF.

La Abela said...

I love drawing kids, I think you look great. These working hard right?... Hugs

wearestampers said...

Great job so far, can't wait to see all your finishing touches!!
Pam

Hybrid J said...

Such wonderful talent for great creative outpost. Lovely artworks! ;)

Fuchsia said...

Beautiful work as usual Netty you are one talented lady x

Lori said...

They all look wonderful Netty...love the colors you are using.

- hey bro! - said...

Awesome work on all of these!
The way you masked the doily pattern in the second image looks beautiful!

Marlene said...

I really like all of these, the top one the flowers do pop but I like them with the girl, they work. The journal page gave me a chuckle and the portraits are very well done, hard to do portraits (for me)with watercolor.

toadinaboat.com said...

Watercolor, acrylic and journal pages...You've been busy! I love the calculating lady, too. I'll be watching to see how the paintings progress.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab Netty! You are really rockin' the mixed media!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Hi Netty...fabulous post..all your works are stunning..the first is powerfully soulful and sparks me wiht such colors.....i love the echanting pages as well..and the last...all such beautiful faces..soft and gentle..wonderful work!wow!
yay Royal Wedding day..we go wild in Canada here of course too..very close to our hearts. I remember being a little girl and having a big sleepover at my Nana's for Lady Di's wedding..so this one was wonderful to witness as well! Kate looked gorgeous!
Have a sparkling royal day!
Victoria~

art2cee2 said...

I fellin love with your background in the first one...love the colors! :-)

Jingle said...

These look great so far! They will be fabulous when they are done!

Dolly Daydreams said...

I always look forward to Fridays so I can come and visit and see your paint party pieces. ( try saying that after a few drinks ! ) Beautiful vibrant work on the journal pages and the children are so sweet.

Marie

Jan said...

Nettie..beautiful creations and the watercolor of the children is amazing :)

Kristin Dudish said...

I really enjoy reading your posts - they always make me smile (I love that you answered your own question right in the middle :) )

It is so fun to see the wonderful variety of work you have to share!

xo
Kristin

Tammie said...

there are all wonderful. I love the humor in your sketch book and I also find it hard to make a 'happy face'.

coops said...

these are stunning netty.i love your art :D

xx coops xx

Martina2801 said...

How awesome!! Love your paintings!! You are soooo talented my friend and your work
is truely inspirational!!
Have a nice weekend
Wishes
MARTINA oxo

Roban Studio said...

Hi Netty! Happy Royal Wedding Day. Loving all that texture in your paintings and the children will come out fab when done. Be sure and let us see them when you are finished. Happy PPF. Enjoy your holiday.

✌Rabbit said...

So many characters! Love it.

Daniele said...

gosh you ae a busy bee again Annette not one but three projects on the go, lots of different stles as well
ubber talented
hugs

WrightStuff said...

I especially love the kiddies. I keep meaning to try painting children but am nervous to try! Good for you!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Great projects, I love to see projects from start to finish. You're very brave and bold--stay loose and keep having fun.

SHERI C said...

Looking good so far. Will look foward to folowing your progress with each. HAPPY PPF!

Gloria said...

They all look great Netty. Look forward to the finished result but the way they look now, is just stunning. Thx for sharing.

Pam Tucker said...

Netty, I LOVE all of the different projects you've got going. Your acrylic paiting is fantastic! Oh, that lady is intriguing. LOVE the gorgeous hair!

And your journal pages. Ooh, that explosion of color..the two characters are FAB! LOVE THEM to pieces. I can't decide which is my favorite. They are adorable. ;)

The children in the watercolor are precious. The softness... I can't wait to see all in their finished stages. :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Amazing Annette! I'm so impressed that you can draw anything at all. I'm more of a "let's color this inside the lines" type of gal. Your work is really coming together - you might not think they are finished, but they are certainly fun and inspirational!

Faye said...

Netty, I always enjoy your paint party friday posts. You have such variety in your art. Your acrylics paintings are bright and happy. Your watercolors are soulful. At least this one is. Beautiful work. Have a great weekend. (And wasn't that a gorgeous wedding gown? Just the type I like. And all those hats. Very exciting times.)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Anette, loving your colourful paintings:0) Brilliant wedding I agree, lots of celebrations and fun:0) xxx

CuddlyBunny said...

There's always something wonderful and inspiring to see here at Netty's Craftings!

I'm so impressed by your skill and creativity!

Meggymay said...

Annette, they are all gorgeous, you sure have talent girl.
Have a good weekend. xx

Linda R. said...

I have to say it again.. You are so creative... Nice work my friend..

Hugs, Linda

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous works of Art Annette, i look forward to seeing them when they are finshed.
Kevin xx

Yvonne said...

These are fabulous, Annette!

Sue said...

All of your painting look fabulous to me Netty. I enjoyed watching the wedding too - I think they will make a very happy couple x

Denni said...

Beautiful...I especially like the journal pages. I'm a journal junkie.
Did you see the wedding? I can't help it I just love all the Royal's.
Denise

CAROL said...

I'm loving all your works in progress Netty, I love looking at your blog, it's so inspirational x

Leovi said...

Full of naturally beautiful portraits. A greeting.

Brenda Brown said...

Amazing pieces in the making showing the versatility of your work. Fabulous Annette.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Nicks said...

Some lovely WIP's but careful girl you will soon be over taking me in the WIP department!

(gawd that sounds rude LOL)

donna said...

The children look very well behaved- just like children should look. lol I love the calculating woman too! You are doing so fantastic with your Art Journey. Have a great holiday..Oh guess who didn't read the rules for the 10x10 Challenge-You have to live in the USA(egg on my face) Hugs..Donna

Gerri Herbst said...

Hi Nettie,
I just love your people paintings and drawings. They are so expressive. Someday I might try people, but right now I will stick with inanimate objects. LOL. take care, gerri

Lynette said...

Really fun work! Cheers!

Chris A. said...

Next the Royals will be commissioning you to paint their portraits. Lovely artwork Netty.

Kharlie Bug said...

Looks like you've been using acrylic all your life. I love to see WIPS and then to see how they turn out when they are all finished. I really need to get back to my art journaling. It's just not where my mind is as of late. Great job!

Carola Bartz said...

I think it's amazing how you work on several projects at the same time. I have the feeling I should do that as well, then I don't have to wait during those drying times and would definitely get a whole lot more done.
I love your paintings, they are beautiful. I always like your choice of colors.

Mary Hysong said...

Love all three! I have trouble with most faces too; tho it helps if I am copying from a photo, just focus on the shapes and shading, forget it's a face and in the end it's the best. Happy PPF!

Christine said...

Netty you have been so busy this week! All wonderful and different pieces.

Andrea C said...

Hi Netty am not really a royal wedding watching kinda gal but each to their own the kids got a day off so woohoo. Love no strike that adore your journal pages they are so freakin cool I wish they were mine! Love your paintings too you are so getting better girl! ps there is blog candy at Haunted Design House and you are already a follower so eligible. x

minnie_mac said...

Loved seeing your adventures in painting. Coming along beautifully.

Marilyn

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Great pieces - all 3 - I have several in stages... art is always on going! I can't believe you haven't done kids faces, they are beautiful!
cheers, dana

Gez said...

Amazing paintings Netty. You are so talented. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog :)

Annabelle said...

My you are one busy artist....all very lovely works.
Look forward to their completion.
Happy Spring!

Heather said...

Netty you are quite busy. You have completed all these paintings in one week! Very good indeed. They are beautiful!!! I love all the wonderful colors. You inspire me!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great pieces, all of them.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

You're quite the juggler these day with three WIP's! I love how adventurous you are! Children's faces are HARD, so don't give up, you're on the right track:) And I LOVE your journal page- the calculating lady made me smile ;) and Your face in the flowers is coming along beautifully! I do agree that you might want to tone down the flowers just a little- I LOVE flowers but I also want to see that beautiful FACE you've worked so hard on:D
Sorry I'm so late to the party, it was my birthday this weekend and things were so crazy busy, I'm just now making the rounds!

Pointy Pix said...

Three great works - you've been busy! I do like the idea that the women is mentally going through the justification process of why she should buy that dress in her head - something we all do!!

Anne said...

Your three in-progress works are wonderful and each so different.

I like what you said about your characters reflecting your insecurities. What an interesting idea!

Oh, and you can never overdo flowers. :)

EVA said...

what a wonderful combination of three different WIPs. They are all lovely and charming in their own way.

Really love the girl amongst the flowers.

Well done!!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

So many different techniques and such different wips!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi Netty, I recorded the wedding and then lost it!

I love the expressions on your faces! They don't always have to be happy! Great job!

Candy C said...

Hey Nettie! I am so impressed with ALL the things you are doing~ Where do you find the time? And all of it is so good, too!!! I think it's wonderful how you are working on the painting techniques. You're a brave girl!!! I'm not that "evolved" yet to step that far out of my comfort zone! :) <3 Candy