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Friday, 8 April 2011

WOO HOO ITS PAINT PARTY FRIDAY.....




Hi, I promised you Dawn French would be here, sort of, and I may have stretched the truth just a little bit.......lol

My Art homework this week was to do a sketch in pencil of Dawn and also a watercolour of her, have nearly finished this sketch and still have to work on the watercolour part. (so much better than that blooming toad I had to do a couple of weeks ago.....yuck) If you have never heard of Dawn who is a brilliant comedienne you can google her and see for yourselves whether I have captured her likeness, but don't look too hard, remember I am learning............aaaaahhhh

Also would like to show you Me and My Shadow which is done in distress inks and Psychedelic Man which is done in alcohol inks only.

Am showing these at PaintParty Friday which is a brilliant Art Blog where they have the most fabulous Artists and some wonderful people, ooh am so loving seeing their art. If you would like to see their wonderful works just tap PaintParty Friday on my sidebar and you will be transported.

I hope you are not too disappointed with my impression of Dawn. Still have so much to learn and loads of practising yet to do. I think Da Vinci's job is safe don't you................lol

Thank you for visiting me and hope you all have a wonderful weekend, Hugs Annette x

81 comments:

Helen said...

I think you have certainly captured her likeness, and I love your Umbrella man pieces. Have a great weekend.

Anesha said...

I think your drawing is fab!!! Love your other projects as well, the colours are wonderful. Have a great weekend. Hugs.

Zoechaos said...

Its a good likeness no doubt about who you have drawn well done. XOXO Zoe

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab pieces Netty! Love your umbrella men!

craftattack said...

Lovely work Netty. I love paint party Friday, too, but mine will have to wait till tomorrow! Paint Saturdays are also nice! Hugs, Valerie

Yvonne said...

Love the man with the umbrella, the psychadelic man especially.

Hybrid J said...

You're doing very well with your Dawn French sketch. Love the psychedelic man. You're doing really well. Nice work! ;)

SHERI C said...

I love your paper pieced art! Dimension and depth! Happy PPF!!

La Abela said...

I love the psychedelic umbrella man, the colors and feel great, the picture seems to go on track I hope we muestrs as is. Greetings

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Annette, I recognised your visitor immediately well done:0) I love the image of the man and umbrella, great paint jobs, we never ever stop learning, isn't it great! Love your art. I hope you too have a wonderful weekend:0) xxx

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Your drawing is great- her eyes are expressive! And I must say your umbrella men really SING for me, especially the Psychadelic dude- he's, well, Psychadelic! Lol
PPF Hugs,
Stephanie

Gloria said...

I love all your pieces. The Umbrella Man is just wonderful. Great pieces Netty.

Pam Tucker said...

Your drawing is excellent! It's a very good likeness and wonderful work. You should feel proud!
The two other pieces are so cool! I especially love the piece with the alcohol inks. Beautiful works, Netty!

art2cee2 said...

You did a wonderful portrait! I also really like the me and my shadow! :-)

Carolyn said...

You didn't disappoint us, Annette. I especially like the rainbow man shadow piece. The colorful one using alcohol inks is terrific too. I don't know Dawn so I'd say you did a marvelous drawing based on perspective. All in all you get an A+

donna said...

I think you have captured her in the nicest way. You are getting so good at sketching faces, Your me and my shadow is the best catch on umbrella man I have ever seen and psychedelic man is cool too! You have a great weekend too!..Donna

Beverly Gotthardt said...

I'm very familiar with Dawn,she is very funny, and this is a very flattering likeness of her. You are so good with eyes. Love your psychedelic man.

Doreen said...

I think this is amazingly like Dawn French.xxx

Daniele said...

gosh you have been busy, its a very good likeness of Dawn French, but my faves are the umberella man in his rainbow of colours
have a lovely weekend
hugs

Kharlie Bug said...

I think your drawing is amazing and I love your umbrella man!

Electra said...

Nope. Not disappointed at all. Very nice!

toadinaboat.com said...

I'm not familiar with Dawn but your portrait looks like an attractive, believable human and I always think that's half the battle with portraits, LOL. I like that umbrella man, too.

Christine said...

interesting pieces this week, they make you think.

WrightStuff said...

Yes! It's Dawn :)

Meggymay said...

Yes, it is a great likeness of Dawn, super drawing. Love the rainbow man. Have a good weekend xx

EVA said...

These are great! I love the silhouetted umbrella men! And while I don't know Dawn, I bet you captured her well!

Great to see you again at the party!

Dolly Daydreams said...

OOh you little minx I was so looking forward to seeing Dawn French in the flesh but have to say this is the next best thing. I think the likeness is very realistic. As for you man both versions are amazing especially like the physco one. Thanks for your comments on my blog very very much appreciated even when I get a lecture lol . Have a great weekend.

Marie

Carol Q said...

yep a definite likeness there Netty. I'm very impressed because I find drawing so difficult but i just LOVE your psychedelic man. fabulous work.

Heidi said...

Beautiful work!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Kristin Dudish said...

I love the colors and textures of psychedelic man and I looked up Dawn and you did a wonderful job capturing her... the slight smirk is fantastic!

xo
Kristin

coops said...

these are brilliant netty.your drawing of dawn is great and i love your umbrella man creations too :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

these are brilliant netty.your drawing of dawn is great and i love your umbrella man creations too :D

xx coops xx

Sue said...

These are three wonderful pieces Annette. To me you've really captured Dawn's mouth, and the two umberella men are brilliant x

Deanna said...

You have definitely captured her likeness! Wonderful job with the sketching. Can't wait to see the finished watercolor.

I love your me and my shadow paintings. Kind of reminds me of Charlie Chaplain. :)

ileana said...

Nice job on Dawn French...great expression on her...you've captured her essence.

Your umbrella men are fantastic. Magrittish and very nice.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Nettie! I love Dawn and think she is beautiful..wonderful piece..her energy, spirit and strong presence is shining through. fabulous job! and I so LOVE your psychedelic man..how I'd love to travel the dimesnions with him...he is so magical..love him!
Shine on...have a wonderful wkd! Happy Creating..thanks for sharing your magic!
Victoria~

Anne said...

You did a wonderful job capturing Dawn. Love the shadow!

peggy gatto said...

Me and my shadow, brilliant!!!

Kim B said...

Love your little umbrella man, its fantastic. Your art is always wonderful!!

Shar said...

Great sketch of Dawn! Delightful! Your other pieces are fab too!

Faye said...

Amazing, Netty. I love the two versions of the umbrella man. Gorgeous colors. Your drawing is beautiful.

Lynn Stevens said...

Hey Netty, you never dissapoint. Love seeing your art, The bright colors are FAB! and your drawing is great
Hugs Lynn

Yvonne said...

These are fabulous, Annette! The eyes on your sketch are captivating :)

1CardCreator said...

Your drawing is beautiful and I just love those umbrella men, you really brought them to life!

ger chouinard said...

Netty: I LOVE your man with the umbrella in both pieces! Very, Very nice. Enjoy YOUR weekend!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Netty, I love your work!!! You are so talented!!!
XO

Linda R. said...

Well I Think Dawn looks wonderful.. Much better than I could ever think of doing.. And Psychedelic Man is amazing. I love everything about it..

Hope you have a happy weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Marlene said...

Love the sketch and your umbrella man is wonderful. The shadow is amazing.

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

All are lovely! I like the psychedelic man, the texture and the colors...very nice!

Cheryl said...

oh hun you have certainly captured her likeness hun,her eyes are just amazing,hun you are so talented,learning fast too,love all your other creations too hun,brilliant work my friend really admire your work,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Pointy Pix said...

Ha - before I read your text I looked at the picture and thought 'that looks like Dawn French!' so there you go - you certainly did capture the likeness! I love the psychedelic man and me and my shadow as well - you have been busy!

wearestampers said...

Your drawing looks very good, especially the eyes! Love the colors on your psych. piece!!
Pam

Jennifer said...

Hi Netty! Wow you are very talented! All brilliant! Have a good w/end.xx Jenny xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

firstly, the drawing is absolutely fabulous, you clever girl, I love the others as well glad you enjoyed your paint party
kevin xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love all your works, specially the psychedelic man, he ist absolutly gorgeous!
I wish you a nice weekend,
hugs Anja

Annabelle said...

Love all the pieces and that umbrella man is just my favourite....gorgeous colors and very psychedelic in feel.

Annabelle ~^..^~

Tammie said...

ah, each one is wonderful.

ॐ Rabbit said...

Don't know if it's intentional, but that first image reminds me of Ann Wilson (of Heart). Love the expression on her face.

And thanks for the comment on my blog!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! these are amazing pieces....wonderful work!!!!

Susan Allan said...

Hi Netty. You art is amazing.
I love Dawn French. (Funny ,but in the 1990's I used to look like her...similar features and comical grin. I used to get remarks about it all the time. I was much, much thinner though. Just the same face!)

The shadow and psychedelic man are great too. You are such a good girl to do all your homework and all the 'yucky' things...I love toads so to me they are not 'yucky' at all
Sue xx

Nicola said...

Hi there great sketch of Dawn! I'm a big fan of Dawn French she is sooo funny! :0) Love your shadow man he looks great!!! Great pieces :0)

Gerri Herbst said...

Great paintings. Maybe Ill join this Friday party...Ive been taking watercolor classes...we'll just have to see.
take care, gerri

Jan said...

Nettie,
You are a beautiful ARTIST!

Lori said...

Love these, Netty! I think I like Psychedelic Man the best, he's pretty cool!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Another winner! Still producing amazing work!
Barb

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Her eyes look great and I have found eyes to be very hard to do. Love the psychedelic umbrella man.
cathy

Sherry Edwards said...

I think you've captured her likeness very well Netty and I love your alcohol inked man - really psychadelic man!!

Hope you have a lovely week x

Femmy said...

Love your psychedelic umbrellaman, great colours!!

thekathrynwheel said...

Hey, I knew that was Dawn French as soon as as I saw it, before I scrolled down and read the blog post. Amazing, well done!

Carole said...

hey cool ! does look like her.... love your pychadelic man :) love the colours xxx

Wanda H said...

I LOVE psychodelic man!!!!!!!! Your shadow is cool!!! Very nice drawing... great job with the eyes and the expression!!!!

Esther said...

Well I think you have captured Dawn..definately her smile is spot on in my humble opinion! I love Umberella man in alcohol inks..fabulous...hope you had a good weekend...Esther xx

shedreamsofthesea said...

These are great! Love your umbrella man.

Carola Bartz said...

Your work is lovely! I love the umbrella men!!! Very cool.

Mary Hysong said...

I really like your psyco man. Don't know about Dawn; I don't watch TV or anything.

2amscrapper said...

Lovin' your umbrella man creations! And I can't sketch so I'm in awe of your work!

maxine said...

wow it's fantastic Annette looks just like her hugs maxine x

Kikka said...

The psychedelic person is beautiful!

massofhair said...

Definitely captured Dawn's likeness very well. Umbrella man in psychedelic is awesome and my favourite:-)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Love the backgrounds and I can see the likeness for Dawn! :)

Andrea C said...

Well you have managed to make Dawn look much younger and much prettier. Can you do a portrait of me tehe. Love your me and my shadow that is fab x