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Friday, 22 April 2011

WOO HOO its PAINT PARTY FRIDAY













Morning, Friday is becoming one of my favourite days of the week as its Paint Party Friday and I get to see a gallery of beautiful artwork by some fab artists (see my sidebar). One of the questions Kristin and Eva (hosts) asked us this week was how long we have been painting.........gulp gulp.........and what inspired us to paint. Well am going to be totally honest here. Started classes last year learning to draw and watercolour paint. When I started, couldn't even draw a box.........and still can't..........lol My inspiration to start with was purely practical. Just couldn't afford to buy all the stamps I wanted so thought why not learn to draw........... Since then have found I love drawing faces and adore the use of colour. Last week was my first painting using acrylics and was really struggling, but this fabulous group of artists left me many useful tips and gave me loads of encouragement, thank you so much.


The acrylic painting this week is called 'Thinking' because am not sure what to add to it, so its work in progress. The second piece was inspired by 'Nelly's Junk Drawer' and was drawn in black pen and coloured with Whisper Pens.


As you can see I have a long way to go, but am thoroughly enjoying the journey. Have completed the watercolour from the other week 'Poppy Girl' so hopefully you can see the difference.


Sorry about the long post and hope I haven't bored you to death........ Martin is slowly recovering from all the extractions but not sure if he can eat all the Easter Eggs, so guess will have to help him out..............lol Wishing you all a Very Happy Easter and to thank you for all your brilliant support. Hugs Annette x

86 comments:

Andrea C said...

Acrylics are great you can water them right down to look like watercolour or thicken them up to resemble oil. Love your offerings for the paint party friday you are one seriously talented chick and we love you loads x

Cheryl said...

oh hun,you really are so talented,hun and so well done,for giving it a go,you really are a true artist,hun and just love visiting your blog seeing all your,stunning creations,just brilliant hugs cherylxxxxx

Susan Allan said...

You are a very talented Artist, Netty. Do you go to art classes near to where you live, or is it an on-line class? You would never know that you'd only been doing it for a year....so clever!! I take my hat off to you, Netty.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Sue xx

craftattack said...

Great work again Netty, love your faces! Valerie

Martina2801 said...

That looks really great, dear Nettie!
I wish you and your family a happy Easter.
Greetings MARTINA

Jules said...

Beautiful colors and lovely faces...and congrats...you are doing special work here!

Doreen said...

Wow love these faces Annette,you do have a great talent.Have a great Easter.xxx

Von said...

One would never of guessed you started only a year ago Annette :) your face to me look very accomplished
Hugs Von x

Andrea C said...

I would join in Netty but I am not sure exactly what the challenge is? Are you to paint anything or is there a theme? xx

Joann said...

Netty...I love the girls especially the second one. Happy Easter.

Zoechaos said...

Looks like you have been drawing and painting forever love these. Poppy is so wistful and your WIP lady in water going to be very pretty as for your bold lass she is just a striking work would make a great stamp! If you are not bowling us over in one direction its another WOW.

Happy Easter Netty and enjoy all the choccie eggs XOXO Zoe

Heather said...

These are great. You are very good for only drawing for a year!!!! wow. I can totally see the influence from Nelly, too! she has the most amazing faces, it's great to be inspried by other artists! have a great weekend!

stampdiva said...

Annette
It is so inspiring that you wanted to learn to draw and actually did something about it. Many people say they want to draw/paint but never take that step of attending classes. Admirable and what you haev created are really beautiful.
I studied Art & Design at school but it has been many years since I last painted anything, other interests have taken over.
Maybe I should be inspired to join in Paint Party (if I am brave enough, which I don't think I am)
Have a wonderful easter weekend.
Wishes
Lynne

Candy C said...

You inspire me to much, Nettie! So many of the products you use, I have never heard of! I think it's wonderful that you're taking the time to learn to paint and draw! That is a secret yearning of mine. Maybe someday I'll take a lesson from YOU and step out of my safety net and try it! Happy Easter! <3 Candy

wearestampers said...

They are all just wonderful Annette! I'd love to have one hanging in my room!! Have a wonderful Easter!

art2cee2 said...

You definitely have a great amount of natural talent! I love the faces! :-)

Yvonne said...

Fabulous paintings, Annette!

Happy Easter!!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

WOW, only a year? That's AMAZING! I love these paintings, they're all very nice, but the Poppy Girl really speaks to me- I love the colors you chose and the pose is wonderful!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie
P.S. I've been drawing all my life and STILL can't draw a straight line ;P

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! wonderful paintings!!! love these....

Happy Good Friday and Happy PPF!!!!

Meggymay said...

Wow, another set of beauties, Annette. love the one with the poppies in her hair.
Happy Easter. xx

Nelly said...

Oh how sweet that I inspired you, that made me so happy to read. I love that all three of your pieces are so different. They are all beautiful. I have only been painting for a few years also, so I am impressed with how far you have come in only a year! Awesome!

Christine said...

The girls are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your work this week.

toadinaboat.com said...

3 lovely pieces. I still love the poppy girl and like the other 2 very much, as well. It's hard to believe you haven't been doing this a long time. It's a good thing stamps are so expensive, or you may never have discovered your talent!

Faye said...

Netty, your painting and drawing of faces is so good that I can hardly believe you've only been at it a relatively short time. I love the Poppy Girl. So beautiful.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Annette, these are all fabulous, you are so talented my friend, keep doing what your doing.
Kevin xx

Linda R. said...

Such great work.. I love that third one.. It looks so cool to me.. I don't think I could ever attempt making faces.. I am have trouble with bodies.. Hee Hee..

Hope you have a wonderful weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Tammie said...

how wonderful that you are enjoying the process so much. all your pieces are wonderful. the first one really draws me in. I did mine with acrylics as well this week and found it very challenging. so much to learn!

Pam Tucker said...

Oh, Netty! Woo Hoo is right! Your paintings are ALL awesome! I'm especially drawn to your first one. She's beautiful. Those colors surrounding her draw you in. I LOVE this painting!

You paint beautiful faces. Your Poppy girl is exquisite. All are wonderful works, my friend! :)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Wow, what a great story! You're work looks great for only have been doing it for a year, you have a natural talent for sure :) I love the poppy girl... so mysterious looking. Happy PPF!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Netty, you are so talented!! Simply gorgeous!!!
Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter filled with JOY!
XO
Cindy

Roban Studio said...

Netty, all of your paintings are great. You've been a busy artist! Have a Happy Easter!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great pieces of art, wish I could produce something like this. Think I will stick to my simple crafts LOL. Have a wonderful Easter weekend. Tracy x

Daniele said...

stunning work Annette
hugs for the weekend

Kristin Dudish said...

Oh Netty, I am definitely enjoying watching your journey! I can't believe you've only been drawing for a year... amazing! I love seeing all of the beautiful exploring you're doing!

Have a wonderful weekend!
xo
Kristin

Doreen said...

Hello Annette back again,Tom was so made up at the thought of entering a piece of art work,so thank you he is going to enter a piece.xxx

Sacred Yoli said...

Wow, You sure a a quick learner! Your paintings are beautiful and I love the color selection!

Salute!
Yoli

CuddlyBunny said...

Your works are truly wonderful! I love the colors you've chosen to use and you *are* so skilled at creating beautiful faces!

MarleneMAZ said...

Your paintings are fabulous! I love seeing what you are doing.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fantastic paintings, love your creations.
Wish you Happy Easter,
hugs Anja

Kat Sloma said...

I love the poppies! It turned out lovely. I personally love the bold colors of acrylics - although I'm still learning how to use them too! What are the best tips you've been given?

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Loved the story of the stamps leading you to drawing. I started classes last month to learn painting techniques.
How cool to be able to draw such different styles with your faces.

lenoracle said...

Oooh I love the first one looks like you're coming along with the acrylics! The colors look great.

I started off only working with watercolor for a long time and when I moved to acrylics I had a really hard time at first. I kept trying to use them like watercolors, mixing the paint with water and using the canvas as white. I realized my folly quickly enough, the best thing with acrylics is to use alot of paint and blent and use lots of white! Looks like you have the hang of it though.

Happy PPF!

Kim B said...

You are doing wonderful. I love your reason for learning to draw. Sounds like a great plan. I hope you have a Happy Easeter and hopefully your hubbie will be doing well soon. Hugs, Kim

coops said...

these are stunning paintings netty.i really love the 1st one, she is very captivating and dreamlike :D

xx coops xx

Rosietoes said...

I can't paint or draw Annette so I am in awe of anyone who can. You are so talented and I love your use of colour - it justs shines out!

Have a great weekend.

Edna x

Anne said...

I think you're doing wonderfully! I just started painting with acrylics this year and with watercolors last November and I know exactly how challenging it is. Your paintings are beautiful!

Jules said...

Hi Annette

Don't worry about not having time to visit .. .. I know the feeling only too well.

When I visit your blog you always have such creative and beautiful things to show. I can tell you are enjoying your painting.

You are one talented lady.

Enjoy your Easter break.

Love Jules xx

Julie Shoemaker said...

Love your paintings Annette...especially the woman with poppies (my interpretation). I think that you're a very brave and talented lady. Keep on! You inspire many of us.

Kharlie Bug said...

I don't buy for a second you only started taking classes last year. Get out! Your stuff if amazing!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Have only done watercolors and haven't tried acrylics.

You are so creative and talented. It seems like anything you try, you succeed at!

Happy Easter,
Barb

Marlene said...

They are all very pretty, you are doing very well indeed. I love the girl with the poppies.

Nicola said...

Hi Netty, wow well I guess you must be a natural as I can't believe you've only been painting etc for a year!!! How fantastic that you have discovered this talent. I can't wait to see how you evolve. Love your paintings for this week you have been busy! Poppy girl is gorgeous and I love your use of colour!! :0)

Annabelle said...

Netty, they are all beautiful and the first one reminds me of a nymph. I can't believe you just started not too long ago and do have yourself a bit of chocolate...dark kind is good for you ....so is the other...haha! All the best to all....Happy Easter : )

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Hi Netty,I so enjoy visiting your magical realm..i love all three..all totally unique!
The lady with the luminous hair almost seems ghostly and yet i sense such healing energy too..the other lady wiht the flowers in hair and hand..wow..I am really drawn to her..love her expression..she is super striking..and i feel such a soulful spirit to her..wonderful! I love them all..you are awesome Netty!
HUgs..happy creating..what a fabulous post!
Victoria~

Carola Bartz said...

You might not draw a box, but your faces are gorgeous! It's amazing how far you have come - and incredibly encouraging. I like your paintings very much and your choice of colors inspires me.

Mary Hysong said...
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Mary Hysong said...

Wow! You only started painting last year??? You are doing great! You might also like to explore the forums over at www.wetcanvas.com Great community of artists of all sorts over there. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Happy PPF!

Terry said...

Netty, the first one could almost be me with that hair! These are fabulous my painting friend! Happy Easter!

Michele said...

Netty, this is absolutely beautiful! you are very talented. i wish you a blessed and happy easter. xo

Heidi said...

Great work again!
You are very talented:)
Happy Easter.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Pointy Pix said...

I love the different styles you used for these paintings. The poppy girl is a beauty! There was obviously an artist inside all these years just bursting to get creative!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Did you really paint these yourself? They are wonderful! Well done,

Lucy x

Sharon said...

Netty - wow I love your paintings - they are great!!!!

Jan said...

Nettie~
These paintings are GORGEOUS!

joanna said...

Wow Annette! You've painting only one year?! you are a natural! love the pretty faces and colours.
xoxo Happy Easter to you and your family.

Lisa Somerville said...

These are all fab Netty - love the Poppy Girl!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Who cares about drawing a box. Your true artist has emerged. Keep blooming from one of your biggest fans.

Anesha said...

Your paintings are great and enjoy your journey. Have a wonderful Easter!!

Jenny Blair said...

How fantastic that you found went to those classes as it obviously helped you find that inner artist that had been needing out :)
I absolutely LOVE your girl emerging, such a dreamy quality and lovely effect of water...really beautifully done. Love your other girls too....the Nelly inspired one is fab and I can definitely her inspiration in there :)x

Lynn Stevens said...

Netty I can't believe the progress you have made in such a short time.
Wonderful girl!
have a Lovely Easter
Hugs Lynn

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Netty dear! Your paintings are absolutely beautiful! I can tell how much you are enjoying it! Love your poppy girl!! Have a wonderful Easter weekend! *hugs* :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous paintings, love your use of colors.

peggy gatto said...

you have a wonderful free style!

Heather said...

Wow Netty! You are doing great for just starting. Keep going!!! It takes 10,000 hours to be a master!! So you are on your way.
And it is soooo sweet that Nelly (She is my lovely daughter)inspired you on that one portrait. You did a great job!

Chris said...

WOW, your paintings are wonderful Netty, there's so much life in them and I adore the vibrancy of the colours, so beautiful! Happy Easter, hugs, Chris x

Denni said...

Amazing, you are very talented! Keep up the good work!

Dawn said...

I am really enjoying coming to see these little work of art with you Netty. Looking forward to many more PPFs

Love Dawn xx

Magia da Inês said...

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priti.lisa said...

You have been blessed with talent and it is fun to watch you learn to use it...I love your work!
xo

donna said...

Wow that poppy girl is amazing. They are all wonderful but she just makes me jump for joy. You have accomplished so much in just a year. Enjoy the chocolate! hugs..Donna

Gez said...

WOW! Very beautiful paintings. Netty you are so talented. Thank You for sharing your beautiful artwork with us :)

ger chouinard said...

Annette: beautiful work this week! Wishing you and Martin a Blessed Easter! xoxo

EVA said...

Great post and story about your painting journey. All of these girls are lovely! Beautiful work with the acrylics. I do wonder what she is thinking!

Dolly Daydreams said...

I just love witnessing your paint journey you are so talented ! Each week it's a delight to see your new accomplishments. These are all gorgeous.

Marie

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Annette, I'm sorry I missed your post here, been a bit upside down:{ I love your paintings all of them! They all have a vibrancy of their own and are wonderful, your real talent shines through. I'm just pleased to be able to follow your journey, hugs:0) xxx

Elizabeth said...

These are so nice....
Greetings Elizabeth from the Netherlands