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Sunday, 3 April 2011

WORKS IN PROGRESS !!!!



Hi, Happy Mothers Day everyone and even if you are not a Mother have a Special Lady Day..... I have the wine, chocolates and Prisoner Cell Block H dvds......yep I totally adored that series with its bendy walls, scripts in the filing cabinet and woo hoo music and of course the fabulous characters......

I am being very brave or very foolish, but am showing you all the work I have in progress at the moment. As you know I started Art Classes a while ago and am loving it. When I started I couldn't even draw a box.........still not much good at those..........lol

They are both works in progress. The first one is taken from the Poppy Girl, but have made her slightly older, still loads yet to do on this as you can see. These are both Watercolours.

The second one is an experiment........I saw a picture in a magazine that was advertising eye make-up and thought to myself......mmmm will try this, except mine hasn't any hair......but when this was quarter way through I realised these models don't have wrinkles or creases like normal people they look more like the Mannequins that you see in shop windows, so hopefully have portrayed this.

Am showing these at the Paint Party Friday blog (see my side bar) where loads of fabulous artists display their work........I know what you are thinking.........so am I...........how very dare you......lol But hopefully one of them at least can give me some useful pointers. The blog asks, why you draw/paint and there are some very deep and meaningful reasons been given by various artists...........for me.........I just adore it and oh so want to improve, so its practice, practice, practice.

Hope I haven't bored you to death..........because I do go on a lot I know. Thank you for coming over and help yourself to a glass of wine and chocolates. Have a great day whatever you are doing. Take care, hugs Annette x

65 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Morning Netty, Happy Mothering Sunday to you are you being spoiled a little today?

Love your poppy lady beautifully painted. LOL with your manikin yep those girls are airbrushed to 'perfection' your representation is brilliant XOXO Zoe

CardArTart said...

I think you are doing a wonderful job. If I attempted that, well, you just wouldn't want me to! Keep up the practice, apparently it makes perfect:)

Carol Q said...

I'm impressed Netty. I couldn't even begin to do anything like that. The main thing is that you get enjoyment out of it. It certainly looks like you're learning too.

Brenda Brown said...

Happy Mother's Day Annette. Hope you have a great day.
Your ladies are amazing, what talent you have for portraits. Now don't forget magazine models will have been airbrushed for publishing. They are just like us in real life - or maybe they have been under the knife - ugh horrible thought.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jan said...

Clever, clever lady.... you are SO talented at EVERYTHING! I love the Poppy Girl.
Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. You are so kind (72 this year!)
Happy Mothers Day xx

coops said...

these are both beautiful netty.i love the 2nd one, so unique :D

xx coops xx

Kat W said...

Happy Mother's Day and a warm welcome to PPF!

You have nothing to worry about - these paintings are wonderful, really pretty and expressive. I seem incapable of successfully drawing faces, so I'm in awe of someone like you who can do such a fab job!

Good to 'meet' you via Paint Party Friday!

Kat :-)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Annette one thing your not is boring. Beautiful pieces of art and so delicate I envy you.
Have a wonderful mothers day.

Marie

Dawn said...

oh Netty these are wonderful drawings/paintings and I totally agree about the mannequin and great use of a magazine lol

Love Dawn xx

Yvonne said...

Happy Mother's Day, Annette! Love your painted lady!

Doreen said...

Both stunning works of art Annette.I hope you are having a fab day.xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful work Annette, love the poppies,
Have a great mothers day, enjoy prisoner cell block H
Kevin xx

art2cee2 said...

Beautiful work! :-)

craftattack said...

Great work Netty, love the pictures, especially the poppy girl. You asked me if I used watercolour crayons - sometimes, yes, but this time, no, just used my paint box and a fine brush.

Pam Tucker said...

Netty, your paintings are beautiful! You have such soft, lovely color in them! Excellent work! :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Happy mothersday to you too Netty!
This is stunning!!!
Have a beautiful Sunday!

Shirl said...

Netty these are fabulous what a clever girl you are, me can't draw to save my life.

Thanks for the heads up on the blog hopefully the problem has been fixed and you can see the images better.
Hugs Shirley x x

Kristel said...

Wowww this is impressive!!! So gorgeous!
Hugs Kristel

donna said...

Happy Mothers Day to you! Both of your art pieces are gorgeous. You are very talented! I am glad you love doing it because that is really what matters..hugs..Donna

toadinaboat.com said...

I love your poppy girl. She definitely belongs at the Paint Party. Your work in progress is looking very good, too. Those models do have lines and blemishes, but they all get airbrushed away for the ads! I saw a really cool video on it once. They airbrushed everything smooth and even made the necks longer, digitally!

Msartist said...

Hello, Thanks for visiting me. Happy Mothers Day to you. You celebrate it on another day than here in America. I love your beautiful ladies,paintings and looked at other posts and enjoy everything you are creating. Have a wonderful day!
Theresa

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Netty,
I hope you are having a lovely, special day!!! These are amazing--oh my gosh, you are so talented!! WOW!
XO

Jules said...

Hi Annette

You are one very talented lady.

Loving your work in progress and also your explanations as to the thinking behind them.

Sounds like you are having a good day with your DVDs, chocolate and wine. LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Roban Studio said...

I'm confused...Mother's Day? Isn't that in May? Anyway, Netty, I think your art is wonderful, especially since you just started. It will be fun watching you blossom. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog for PPF. :-)

Heather said...

oooh, I love the Poppy girl! Have a great Mother's Day! xo - heather

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Such gorgeous art..both women are beautiful and have such lovely souls and spirits to them!Wow.. the first one really captivates me..and her energy is magnetic! The flowers as well..i love them..very dreamy and ethereal essence! beautiful work! And it is so lovely to meet a fellow creative!
Happy Creating
Victoria~

Martina2801 said...

Both are very great and professional! I am always impressed by your fantastic works of art, dear Netty!
Have a wonderful week my friend.

Carola Bartz said...

Both of your watercolors are very impressive. I don't think that I could do anything close to that... I actually love the hairless mannequin - and yes, they do like mannequins, don't they, not like normal people. I guess the human features like wrinkles etc. have been put away with using some computer technique. Quite awful when you come to think of it.

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Netty, you are doing a fabulous job with your painting, its such a wonderful pastime too ... your painting is great and i cant believe how new you are to it .... amazing !!
Hugs June xxxxx

Andrea C said...

Why can't you accept that you are a great artist. These are brilliant and your work is always absolutely stunning. x

kayc said...

I love the poppy girl. She is beautiful. Happy Mother's Day. Take care. Kathleen x

Lisa Somerville said...

They may be your works in progress, but they sure are Fab Netty, your doing wonderful with these classes!

Terri Kahrs said...

Happy, Happy Mother's Day to you, Nettie!!! Wow! You are doing an amazing job of drawing!!! Portraits are always so difficult, but it looks as though you're mastering your techniques! Can't wait to see "more"!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Janet said...

Happy mothers Day Netty......what wonderful work.....you are so talented x

thekathrynwheel said...

Happy mothers day to you too! Love your drawings - the model's face is perfect!

Susan Allan said...

Thanks for the wine and chocs.

You are such a talent. Watercolour is not an easy medium.

Wow Netty, you are so, so clever.
I really love both of them....perfect skin tones.

Will you hang them on your wall???

Sue xxx

Susan Allan said...

I would have said 'perfect complexions' but I needed to check the spelling first.
Your girls have perfcet complexions.
Sue xx

Lynn said...

Wow, you are painting now, this is wonderful, you are doing really, really well for a beginner Netty.
Happy Mother's Day to you too, in Canada it's not until May.
Thanks for the lovely visits, sorry I have been so behind, Happy painting :)

Gez said...

Fabulous drawings. What talent! Hope you had a great day. Hugs, Gez.xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, work in progress you say, they are both beautiful.xx

EVA said...

Hi Netty,

These are starting out beautifully! Looking forward to seeing more!

Welcome to PPF!

Cheryl said...

oh hun,happy mothers day,wow hun how super talented are you,those paintings are amazing hun brilliant work hugs cheryl xxxxx

Gloria said...

Hi Netty. Your work looks great. Nice to meet you and Happy PPF. Have a great week.

Kim B said...

Those are great :) Just wonderful you are learning to paint in watercolors, I would love to take a class too.....Happy Day! Hugs, Kim

wearestampers said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Annette! Your doing a lovely job on your paintings. I wouldn't even attempt to do these!!
Pam

Faye said...

You could never bore us with your beautiful painting, Netty. I am amazed at fast you have become so proficient with the watercolor brush. I've never done a portrait in WC so I am VERY impressed.

Candy C said...

Happy Mother's Day, Nettie! I am so impressed with your art!! You're doing a wonderful job! From what I understand, faces are terribly hard to draw, paint, etc. You should be very proud of yourself! <3 Candy

Hybrid J said...

Always a delight to see other people's WIP. So inspiring. You're doing just fine. No try, no gain. Love to see the finished artwork. Well Done! ;)

Chris A. said...

Wonderful artwork Annette! don't be doing any Picasso weirdo things on us (physically)

NatashaMay said...

Fabulous! I love them both.

My name is Toni said...

Oh Netty you are doing wonderful.. How brave of you to share your "works in progress". I would love to take an art class, never had any professional direction, just have always enjoyed arts and crafts. I am going to hop over to the blog you referred to for more inspiration. Thank you for sharing :)

Katherine said...

Wow, is there anything you can't do? Love the poppy lady especially!

Julie Shoemaker said...

Your drawings are lovely Netty. How else do we learn if we don't play? Happy Mother's Day to you too.

1CardCreator said...

These are both beautiful, especially the mannequin.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful paiting looks really fabulous.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Annette, I missed this on Sunday, WOW I love your paintings, thank you so much for sharing with us. Great lady paintings and yes I see what you're saying about the lack of lines, just like us then? LOL :0) xxx
p.s Thank you for your frequent visits to my blog and all your supporting comments I really appreciate it:0) xxx

Anne said...

I think these are looking great!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Thanks for sharing Netty, these are both great and I know you had a great Sunday.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Looks like your practice, practice, practice is paying off! These are both quite wonderful! You are so blessed with artistic talent and it's terrific to watch it develop!

Have a great week!

Hugs,
Linda

Yvonne said...

Wonderful work. I love faces. I am just now getting around to PPF, so hope you visit me . I'm #17 yvonne .

JeanFB said...

Wow, Netty, you have an amazing talent! It's good to see you are exploring and creating, and sharing with us, too! So very inspirational - you do beautiful work.

Christine said...

lovely art today, thanks for sharing!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful Netty, your watercolors are coming along beautifully.
Wouldn't it be nice to just paint our wrinkles away. LOL.
Hope you had a wonderful Mothers day.
Hugs from across the pond.
Lynn

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Netty, gorgeous painting, you are so talented WOW!

WrightStuff said...

How very dare you indeed! Ha Netty I had to laugh when I read that! Of course you dare!!! Your paintings are coming on fantastically. I'm amazed that you've only just started. More please!