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Friday, 20 May 2011

Woo Hoo its Paint Party Time Again

Hi, its that time of the week which I love, yes its Paint Party Friday, not only do I get to contribute and get to see some wonderful art I also get wonderful support and advice.  So thank you everyone as its definitely a learning curve with loads of mistakes along the way, as you probably have noticed........lol

This piece in done on canvas, have never worked on a proper canvas sheet before and the acrylic paints behave very differently (well they do for me.........)  so again its another great adventure.  Am so loving Blue and Yellow at the moment, these colours fill me with joy.

This is a canvas block, not sure what the correct name for it is..........and as its  Work in Progress, am just showing a tiny piece of it.

The following are just two little sketches done in my practice journal, yes I have loads of different journals..... these were done between advertisements on the TV whilst looking at the Radio Times and thought I would try and have a go at doing men...............am not going to tell you who they are as they are rubbish drawings.....lol

Am off now to join the Party and to visit all my other blogging friends.  Have a wonderful weekend and hope the weather is lovely and sunny for you.  Take care, Hugs Annette x

PS:  I showed Martin my journal page of him doing the hoovering and he just fell about laughing.  That man has no soul...........................

92 comments:

Junibears said...

You are a sneaky thing, making out you can't draw and paint!
You are turning out some gorgeous work Nettie. I particularly like the blue and yellow. And that's Monsieur Poirot, not sure about the other one.
Have a great weekend.Hugs xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Love the paintings you are getting better and better well done you, I like the sketches I can see you have been having great fun.
Kevin xx

lynne said...

HI
Hold onto your seat because I am visiting from Paint Party Friday!!! Yes, my first time being part of this and boy was it frightening posting on my blog.
You have been so busy with your sketches and paintings. You can just tell you are having the most fun with this creative road you are on.
Is it a stretched canvas?
Wishes
Lynne

lynne said...

HI
Hold onto your seat because I am visiting from Paint Party Friday!!! Yes, my first time being part of this and boy was it frightening posting on my blog.
You have been so busy with your sketches and paintings. You can just tell you are having the most fun with this creative road you are on.
Is it a stretched canvas?
Wishes
Lynne

Heather said...

oh i love the blue and yellow too!!!! so happy and cheerful! What a grogeous painting. Happy ppf!

Brenda Brown said...

I agree with June Annette, fabulous painting and the blue and yellow is very summery. Definitely Poirot but can't recognise the other one.
Have a great weekend yourself.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Healing Woman said...

I think that once you get used to working on canvas, Netty, you will love it. Men are tricky to do-you may remember the composer series I'm working on. Love the color theme you used on your painting.

craftattack said...

Lovely work again Netty, love the tender colours, too. So, you are now into doing men - really! But on the other hand, I think we have reached an age where we can do what we like! Hugs, Valerie

johanna said...

the first one is my fave and it reminds me a bit of gustav klimt (the way the hair flows and the swirls on the upper right). the colors somehow look like it would be a sort of "photo-negative", but i really love this choice of colors!! and the stars are the icing on the cake!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

More fab pieces for Paint Party Friday!

minnie_mac said...

Love your painting. The yellow and blue are so vibrant and cheerful.

Marilyn

Anesha said...

Great paintings and drawings. Love the first painting, the colours are beautiful!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Blue and yellow are my favs too. Very nice. I have a stack of wood pieces that I have been wanting to paint on. You have inspired me to try.

NatashaMay said...

These all look great! Your first drawing of a men reminds me of Poirot. :)

art2cee2 said...

Love the blue and yellow piece...bright and cheerful :-)

Rosietoes said...

Your work is going from strength to strength Annette. Love the blue and yellow combo and you're right it is joyful.

Recognise Monsieur Poirot but not the second laddy.

Keep astounding us with your creativity.

Edna x

EVA said...

Great pieces! I see Hercule Poirot in the first man, hard to tell with the frown on the second. Well done man sketches!

Gloria said...

I think your work is great. The blues and yellows are great colors for this time of season. Happy PPF!

Heidi said...

Great work Netty!
The blue and yellow is amazing:)
You're so talented.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Roban Studio said...

Why Netty, your men's sketches are not rubbish!! The blue and yellow is very refreshing. As always I love stopping by to see what you have been up to! Happy PPF! Hugs xo

1CardCreator said...

These are all beautiful Annette, especially the first one, I love the blue and yellow and the flowers in her hair. Your sketches of men were very good too, the eyes of the men look as if they are looking right through me! ~Diane

Carola Bartz said...

When I saw the second guy I immediately thought "Harrison Ford".
I love the first painting a lot, the blue and yellow one - this is so beautiful and somehow happy. Great work. I do see that you love these two colors.

peggy gatto said...

I love your sketches!!!
My favorite is the first lady in yellow, wow!!!

Pam Tucker said...

Your paintings ROCK, Netty! I'm also a big fan of the blue and yellow combo. I love the textures, too. And your sketches are fantastic! I can NOT draw men at all. Applause for your awesome skill in that! :)

Sacred Yoli said...

Wow, you have been very busy! I also like the contrast of the yellow and blue! Happy PPF!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow Netty!! These are all fabulous! My favorite is the blue haired woman..she is super-gorgeous..spiritual and has such a presence to her! I would love to hang out with her!
The second lady..i love the look in her eyes..there is something to her gaze!! Something to reveal and you sketches are beautiful..lovely!
Shine on..you are such a creative soul and talented spirit!
hugs
Victoria

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Love the blue and yellow! And your sketches are fabulous. Glad to see you having so much fun!

Catherine... said...

Hi Netty, love the canvases the blue and yellow is fantastic...very summery... Monsieur Poirot me thinks for the fist sketch and Gordon Ramsey for the second....great work

laurie said...

I love to work with acyrilics,, your work is so alive,, I apreciate your comments on my blog and I look forward to your next project, you certainly do beautiful work for never having done much,, wonderful

Pops x said...

These are fabulous sweetie, the drawings are amazing, such talent, this is what i love about visiting your blog always something fabulous to see, hugs pops x x x

Daniele said...

gosh you ahve been busy, love the vibrancy of the blue and yellow
hugs

Terrie said...

Lovely work - I continue to be amazed at everyone's talent!
To me the second drawing looks like Gordon Ramsey from Hell's Kitchen! :) though I kinda see the Harrison Ford angle too.
Thanks for sharing your sketches!

Kristel said...

Woww these are really beautiful creations dear!!
Hope you will have a great weekend!
Hugs Kristel

Netty said...

Oh wow never thought anyone would guess it was Gordon Ramsey....lol, brilliant. Its all those frown lines, too much time spent being horrible to people......serve him right..... am so thrilled you recognised him.......thank you so much. Annette x

Pointy Pix said...

you have been busy Netty! i love the lady with the flowers in her hair and am intrigued to see the rest of the wotk in progress! i also recognised poirot and think the 2nd looks like gordon ramsey!

Yvonne said...

Love your paintings and sketches are fabulous too, Annette!

Kim B said...

Netty, Those are all fabulous. I do think you are so talented! Have a fantastic Day! PS I think those men may be my favorite :o)

Julie said...

Happy PPF! I love the graphic feel of your paintings..nice!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love all your paintings!
Have a nice weekend,
Anja

Tammie said...

each piece is wonderful, Lovely ladies.

Kristin Dudish said...

I love the complementary color palettes you're using and the blue hair is fabulous! You always have such a wonderful variety to look at :)

xo
Kristin

Christine Krauss said...

Oh Netty, these paintings are delicious and I love your drawings as well! I hope you have a fab time at the paint party and thanks for sharing your exciting new works! Lovely! :0) x

Paula said...

I like yellow and blue too - looks good.

Carolyn said...

That's not fair Annette. You were on of the first in line for talent. You can draw as well as paint and create all kinds of projects. You've heard the saying "I stamp because I can't draw." I think that statement was written for me.

Love your canvas pieces.

Kat Sloma said...

I love the blue and yellow too! Yes, I've found the paper to be different vs. canvas. I like canvas, you can get it wet! Happy PPF.

Debs said...

Wow your drawing and painting is really coming on.
Loving your stamping stuff and colours too xxxx

Linda R. said...

These look fabulous.. I think you are way to hard on yourself.. And your sketches are amazing.. I don't think I could even draw a stick man.. Hee Hee..
I just had to smile when you said Martin Laughed at your work.. My hubby does that all the time.. I think my hubby just doesn't get it..

Hugs, Linda

Jenny Blair said...

Gordon Ramsay and Hercules Poirot of course....its so easy to tell because you have captured them well (especially gordo's wrinkles hehe!)
Ooooh and I LOVE your first panting with the blue and yellow.....really lovely retro feel going on. my fave! The girl looks so fresh and vibrant too. Looking forward to seeing how your work in progress end up.
Happy PPF! x

shedreamsofthesea said...

Beautiful creations, I really love the vivid colors.

Dezinaworld said...

Wow Netty, you have been busy, i love the blue and yellow painting and the next one looks to be coming along beautifully too. I guessed right with the drawings too but wasnt sure if it was gordon ramsay or Patrick Swayzee in the second one,now i know though :) excellent drawings
hugs June xxxx

Candy C said...

Very cool painted canvases, Nettie. I love the blue and yellow together, too. I also love the pink and blue canvas. Looks like you've got some texture going on in the background of that one. Very neat. Your sketches are good. I applaud your efforts in becoming more and more "artistic" with your painting and sketching! <3 Candy

Linda said...

I would definitely classify you as an artist! Keep having fun!

florenceandfreddie said...

Great paintings and drawings Annette. Its Mr. Poirot.
Have a great weekend.
Regards Florence.

coops said...

these are fantastic netty.must say your first painting really catches the eye.the colours are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun you are so clever really admire your talent you are producing some amazing work here hun,oh thanks for asking about my foot,have an app on the 31st of this month to discuss the results with the orthopedic,team just hope they sort it as its really getting me down,thanks again hun hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Christine said...

the blue and yellow is very happy. Nice portraits, all.

La Abela said...

The first girl with flowers in her hair, I love. Greetings

Mary Hysong said...

Love the blue and yellow peice, was a minute before I realized even her lips are blue, but they don't look odd. haven't a clue who the guys are but I think we are in different countries so doesn't make any difference any way. They are well done, just need a big more practice, that's all. Happy PPF

CuddlyBunny said...

You're a fantastic artist Netty! I love all of these -- and think your male sketches are very good!

Gerri Herbst said...

Just adore your paintings! Each week another beauty. I especially love your female figures, the faces are always so serene. have a nice weekend. gerri

wearestampers said...

Great work with your paintings and drawings! You're right the blue and yellow are cheerful! It's suppose to be warm here this weekend, and not all rain yay!!
pam

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Just love the blue and yellow! Reminds me of Klimt!
Barb

Diana Evans said...

oh Annette!!!! these are beautiful pieces....wonderful work and I love the colours in the paintings!!!

Happy PPF!!!

toadinaboat.com said...

These are not rubbish portraits. I recognized Poirot right away and I see the other man is someone I don't even know, or I'm sure I would have recognized him, too. I don't watch much TV, that's why. :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Cool experimenting on different surfaces. It´s true that mediums work differently,that´s why I take notes every week.

Hybrid J said...

All are amazing works. Love the texture on your canvas painting!

Anne said...

Beautiful paintings! Great job. I think your drawings look good, too! Definitely could tell who they are and it seems others can too!

Doreen said...

Stunning work as usual Annette,I love the colours on your first painting and your sketches are superb,I knew Poirot straight away.xxx

Sharon said...

Wow Netty these are amazing! They are fantastic paintings!

Leovi said...

Excellent compositions. I love the texture and beautiful tones. Very nice.

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous work Netty and I love the blue and yellow too as it's so bright and sunny unlike our weather today!
Your sketches are fabulous too especially Poirot who is instantly recognisable.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh such beautiful work for this week! I LOVE the blue and yellow woman- those colors make me happy too and your WIP has such promise, I can't wait to see more.....I also really enjoyed the sketches especially the mustachioed man- he's awesome!
Still laughing about your hoovering hubby....who cares if he has no soul, he still sounds like a keeper :D

Terri said...

Both your painted pieces are fab! I can't believe you haven't worked on canvas before. Your colors are wonderful and the faces too!
Hugs,
Terri

Her Speak said...

The blue and gold piece is really lovely--the strong pattern makes it very striking. :) Such beautiful work!

Happy Paint Party!

Jan said...

YOU ARE AMAZING!

Heather said...

All your pieces are wonderful!!! Isn't great when you try something new and it comes out so nicely!

Andrea C said...

I know the poirot one and I recognise the other face. Fantastic work as always you really have been a busy girl x

Faye said...

Love how you can do faces, Netty. Believe me, that is not easy for all of us, me especially. You have a lot of natural talent. I'm so glad you are doing more and more painting. I recognized the top one too as Poirot.

duendes said...

hello friend,
very very beautiful!!!
hugs

trisha too said...

That turquoise hair is fabulous!

:)

Gerri Herbst said...

Thanks for stopping by this weekend! Hope you are having fun! gerri

Becca said...

Wow I would love to draw people like this Netty! Beautiful canvas work & sketches my friend!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Netty, I love your work--You are so talented! What gorgeous pieces! Have a Happy Sunday~sending (((hugs))) your way, my friend,
Cindy

Jacque said...

Lindoas pinturas Annete... Obrigada pelo coment. em JARDIM DAS BORBOLETAS !


Beijo

Martina2801 said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, my dear Netty.
Your new works are really great. The way I'm used to from you :-)

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love the blue hair and lipstick and your sketches are not to rubbish, I recognize Hercule.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, great paintings.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Annette, More fabulous paintings, I love your colours in these wonderful creations. I guessed Poirot but I know absolutely nothing about football (and resist every attempt to enlighten me!)so can't guess the other. You're producing some extremely individual and interesting work. Have fun :0) xxx

BahamaDawn said...

love your portraits!! especially love the colors in the first painting!

*jean* said...

very nice work, nettie!!

maxine said...

These are fantastic Annette x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Is the first man Pierrot ? fab paintings and drawings you are an all around talented lass , gorgeous stuff.

Marie