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Friday, 6 May 2011

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY - Week 8

Hi, its time again for Paint Party Friday, one of my favourite times of the week.  Where I can show my Art (and I use this term loosely.....lol) efforts along with some fabulous Creative Artists.


Have made some adjustments to one of last weeks Work in Progress (Miss Hyacinth) and feel a bit happier with it, but still not sure how to improve it, so all suggestions are welcome.


I have created this Art Journal Page (Acrylics) from the words "Then Cherish Pity, lest you drive an Angel from your Door" by William Blake. There is a lot more work to be done on this but need some thinking time.................if you would love to see some fabulous Art just tap my sidebar Paint Party Friday and you can feast your eyes.

On a personal note, my husband came home with a big grin on his face and said look what I've bought you; you are going to love this.....................now bearing in mind we have been married umpty ump years and know each other inside and out, I got really excited................Until I saw it............trying so hard to keep a huge smile on my face as the present was revealed..........a new Hoover..............look he said at those great colours, just knew you would love this...........go on try it.............so I did, for all of 20 seconds........need I say more...................what is it with this man who says he loves me.......................lol

Thank you for supporting me on my journeys into Art it means a lot to me, and keeps me on course.  Have a great weekend whatever you are doing and take care, Hugs Annette x   (the drudge)

65 comments:

craftattack said...

Great pictures, but the hoover takes some beating! Paint a picture of it, PLEASE!!! Hugs, Valerie

Fliss said...

Really fabulous painting Nettie and the colours are stunning.
Glad to hear you liked your Hoover pressie too.
Have a great weekend.
Fliss xx

Healing Woman said...

He may not be a romantic but I'd say your husband is a keeper for bringing you that Hoover.

I e-mailed you about your (our) flower girls. Yours turned out super-duper!
Hugs,
Cheryl

wearestampers said...

Great paintings Annette! I have to laugh at your Hoover story. My husband bought me a robot sweeper one year, the kind that runs by itself. I was not happy at all, is now in the basement with the rest of the junk!! He thought it was the greatest thing.
Pam

Zoechaos said...

the workings of the male mind are a complete mystery you were very kind to keep the smile on your face.

Gorgeous art but then what other kind can you do? XOXO Zoe

mustavcoffee said...

Wonderful paintings Annette, I really like the new painting it's very ethereal, I wouldn't do too much to it at all I love it as it is:0)
Commiserations on the Hoover but it's a lovely thought, isn't it? Have fun:0) xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous pictures Annette, If I bought Heather a hoover as a prezzie i would be wearing it lol, im with Valerie, paint a picture of it, but then give it to your hubby as a gift lol.
Kevin xx

Lori said...

Spectacular work Netty, your painting is coming along nicely!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW a Paint Party, what a beautiful Idea, wish you allways fun and good painting!
Love your colorful ideas and vibrant works.
Have a nice weekend,
Anja

Sharon said...

Netty I just love looking at the stunning paintings you do - it is art! Just gorgeous!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love looking at your Paint Party art!

1CardCreator said...

I love both paintings Annette. Sweet gift from your DH, have you put any thought into painting it? Maybe some nice hot rod stripes... maybe then he would be tempted to take it for a spin, lol.

Meggymay said...

Your pictures are brilliant, but I have to say the 'Hoover' has to be the star of this post, you will have to treasure it. When do we see the old one in its 'altered state'. Yvonne xx

Kim B said...

Quite Stunning! Hugs, Kim

Beverly Gotthardt said...

You have to love them, especially when they think they've done something fabulous. Your painting and art journal, creative as always.

Andrea C said...

Haha I had a good giggle about the hoover so much my hubby had to ask me what I was chuckling about. Your paintings are superb. x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Men ! Sounds like my hubby for the birth of our first child mine visited me in the clinic eith a huge box under his arm . As he is a jewellery designer I was expecting as you do one of his beautiful creations. Everyone gathered round the bed whereby he revealed a pair of very unromantic cowboy boots which I never wore ! Beautiful art Annettte they don't look like they need anything to me ! and the blue tones wow I love them.

Marie

Daniele said...

Rofl.....a new hoover, bless him and heres you thinking something arty, oh well there always next time
hugs

Doreen said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Annette.xxx

Christine said...

nice work this week, funny about the vacuum though, lol.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I think your husband needs to get to a fancy chocolate shop QUICKLY! Beautiful work ...love the colors and depth.

NatashaMay said...

So pretty! Love the face!

Kat W said...

Your Hoover story has me grinning :-))

Miss Hyacinth continues to look very pretty and your angel piece holds real power already!

Kat X

art2cee2 said...

The painting is jut beautifiul. The hoover, well, that is a man for you. They love tools so they naturally assume women love them too! You gotta hand it to the guy though, he really wants you to love it and he did point out the colors too! :-)

Kharlie Bug said...

I don't think Miss Hyacinth needs anything at all. She is perfect the way she is, sitting amidst all those loves flowers! Oh the way a man's mind works, I'm sure he was over the moon to give it to you too.

florenceandfreddie said...

Fab painting Annette. It is only a truly thoughtful caring man that buys you a hoover for a prezzie. Bless!
Regards Florence.

EVA said...

He bought you a colourful vacuum cleaner? LOL

Still love Miss Hyacinth and very powerful journal page!

CuddlyBunny said...

I think your hubby needs an improptu gift ... perhaps a brightly-colored bucket and a squeegee? :)

Your creations are definitely ART! Hyacinth actually reminds me of the lovely ceramic "masks" that were popular in the U.S. in the 1950s and 60s ... they were based on starlets of the 1920s and 30s ... very chic!

And your journal page is just amazing! I love the ethereal quality1

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I am loving the direction your art is going in, but the Hoover story made me LAUGH OUT LOUD! Too funny, and too typical for a man!
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Annabelle said...

Okay Netty, Here is what I think you should do...just a suggestion mind you....
Paint dear hubby wearing the most magical apron and vacuuming around your easel while you paint..that would bring many smiles to all I'm sure and a great souvenir for him.
Gotta luv these thoughtful hubbies; I have one who's the same....lol! They are truly very adoring and loveable, wouldn't trade them for the world!
Oh, sorry but loving your art...just got carried away with the Hoover....lol!
Happy Mother's Day ....Annabelle xx >^..^<

Rosietoes said...

Yet more stunning work Annette. Imagine not appreciating a hoover, what's wrong with you woman? LOL

Have a super weekend.

Edna x

ger chouinard said...

Hi Annette: beautiful work, LOVE visiting your blog and pretty jealous of that new Hoover ...You've got a good man there ... reminds me .. I better get to my own vacuuming too! Happy PPF, glad I found you!

Pointy Pix said...

Miss Hyacinth is just lovely - and don't use the word art loosely at all - you ARE an artist!! I laughed at your husband's present - how could you not love a new hoover!!

Catherine Denton said...

Love her!! Something enticing about her eyes and I love the flowers all around her.

Thanks for your kind comments on My Blog.

Denni said...

Sounds like an "I love Lucy" episode! Gotta love those clueless men...even when you want to bop em one!
Anyway, onto the creative woman he loves...I love your art, I think the colors and the flowers on hyacynth are beautiful. She has lovely eyes too.
The angel journal page is right up my ally with it's vibrant cobalt blue background. Keep on creating Miss Arteest!
Enjoy your weekend!

Msartist said...

Happy PPF! Some Mr.'s are so practical, they forget we like to be romanced. But Hoovers are great, hopefully it will make the housework easier. I love your painting Miss Hyacinth and journal page. Happy weekend~ Theresa

Gerri Herbst said...

Great painting, I always enjoy your faces they are so expressive. A new Hoover...LOL. Have a great weekend, take care, gerri

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hello Magical Nettie!! Wow..both are beautiful and brilliant. The first one pulls at me..she is wonderfully alive and i feel like she is asking me a question..like a guide asking you to follow this way! Love her! Great color-rush..

and the second..feels very powerful..very deep..soul stirring and meditative..i feel as though i could gaze at it..and it would take me on an inner journey! It is so Beautiful and..again very very powerful!! Love it!!
Hugs
Victoria

Enjoy your dazzling Hoover!!

Faye said...

Miss H is looking better and better, I think. Frankly, I would love to get a new vacuum cleaner. My romantic brings me girly stuff, and I'd really like practical stuff.

Netty said...

Just a note to let you know, my OH has had a wonderful time trying out the new Hoover.....don't think this enthusiasm will last long do you..........lol Annette x

Heather said...

I love that story~!!! Men!
Your painting is beautiful!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

your paintings are coming along so nicely! I like the addition to the blue haired lady.

hmmm... a Hoover huh? Now had it been a Dyson that may have warranted you jumping his bones. ;)

Gloria said...

Great painting with wonderful colors. Well now that you got a Hoover, gotta clean that house. Tee Hee. :)) Husbands are silly sometimes, but he meant well. Happy PPF!

Catherine... said...

Hi Netty, love the pictures... the ideas for finishing them will probably come while your hoovering with your brand spanking new colourful pressy....

Kristel said...

That looks absolutly stunning Nettie! Great work!!
Hugs Kristel

coops said...

gorgeous paintings netty.i love your vibrant colours and lol to the hoover.i am sure you will come to love it ;D

xx coops xx

Heidi said...

Great work Netty!
Beautiful colours:)
Have a great weekend, hugs:)

Brenda Brown said...

Have the hoover as an ornament and to give more colour in the cupboard hehe.
Love your colourful works Annette, great journal page.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Heather said...

oooh, Miss Hyacinth is beautiful. I love that background that surrounds her.
hee hee! your Hoover story is soooo funny...ha ha , men!
have a great weekend, Netty! xo

Marlene said...

Love the way the top one turned out and I don't know that you need to do more to it at all. The new one is going to be wonderful.

toadinaboat.com said...

Love your lady's face. I would add her shoulders to the painting. I was once told by an art teacher that it is ok to scalp but not to behead. In other words, you can cut the top of the head off but do not cut the head off at the neck. I think adding her shoulders would bring her out from the background more, too. This lovely deserves to have the spotlight and not fade into the busy background. JMHO.

toadinaboat.com said...

Oops, also meant to say that I really like that journal page!

Kat Sloma said...

Oh no, a vacuum cleaner! He must not have gotten the memo that household items are not a woman's dream. :) Cute story and lovely paintings! Happy PPF (a little late).

La Abela said...

Great your art ....Saludos

Carola Bartz said...

Annette, I am in love with your colors in both paintings. They are amazing. I ALWAYS love to come here and see your wonderful work.

ileana said...

Very pretty chica in the painting! I love the big surprise from your very romantic guy! You made me smile with this post. :)

Lynette said...

Thanks you for the William Blake quote; it reminds me of all of those stories where the ill-favored daughter or son is kind to an old lady or man and receives riches, and the favored one is not kind and gets rewarded with nasties. Wonderful to link those up with Blake!

Sunshineshelle said...

Ha Ha the Hoover, what creative person wouldn't want one LOL!!! Your art & your posts are inspired :)

peggy gatto said...

I love your flower lady!!!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Wonderful take on the words by Blake. The Hoover story will be remembered for a long time. :)

Hybrid J said...

Lovely work with details. Fantastic! :)

Roban Studio said...

Lovely painting Netty. Love the little story about your husband. At least he was thinking of you! Happy PPF. :-)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful painting, love the colors.

Mary Hysong said...

LoL! some men just don't know how to be romantic! Love your ladie, reminds me of the roaring twenties girls! Happy PPF!

Yvonne said...

Love what you did here.