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Friday, 3 June 2011

At Last I completed some Works in Progress for Paint Party Friday.....Woo Hoo

Hi, am feeling so pleased with myself as have completed 2 of my Works in Progress.....woo hoo.  Am sure I could do more to them but am leaving well alone at the moment in case I ruin them.........

This is the Lady asleep in the Deckchair (my Art Class Homework) in Acrylics.  Nowhere near perfect but feel am making progress at long last.

This is the multimedia Canvas which was great fun to complete and have learn't a lot from my mistakes.  Am entering this canvas for the Alter it Monthly Challenge - Canvas (http://alteritmonthly.blogspot.com/)  another wonderful blog whose Design Team do some fabulous altered art, well worth a visit.

This is this weeks Art Class Homework - Work in Progress -  in Watercolours, quite a lot to do on this one and am struggling a bit.  You can enlarge all of these pictures and I promise I won't look..........lol

Thank you so much to the talented ladies who run Paint Party Friday and to the lovely talented artists who contribute and continue to inspire me.  If you love to paint, this is definitely the Party for you. 
Thank you as well to my dear blogging friends who continue to support me through my learning process and give me great encouragement.  Have a brilliant weekend, take care and hope the sun keeps shining.
Hugs Annette x

97 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow these are fantastic - your paintings are wonderful - you are so clever!

Jan said...

You are SO talented! I love the ladies on the beach.... very Impressionistic. Jan x

Doreen said...

Wow Annette three stunning pieces of work,you truly are a very talented lady.xxx

Chris said...

They're beautiful Netty, I love the serenity of the lady in the deckchair and your mixed piece is very funky and gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finished third piece, that's a wonderful setting. Have a great weekend, hugs, Chris x

craftattack said...

Great work, Annette! Hugs, Valerie

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Oh Annette, These are lovely, you are producing some fabulous paintings. The lady sitting in the chair is wonderful, love the light concentrated on her and the chairs and you've brought it in on the right just for balance, I love them all:0) xxx

Sunshineshelle said...

How satisfying, completion!!! BUT, even better, something else to look forward to completing, ahh, the never ending circle we all love :)

NatashaMay said...

These are all wonderful! I'm loving the first piece. :)

florenceandfreddie said...

Oh Annette these are fantastic. I have been waiting to see the finished pieces. Can't wait to see the third piece finished now. Have a great weekend.
Florence x

Zuzu's Blog said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Alter It Monthly. Love all the texture and colour on your piece . :) Z

La Abela said...

I'm intrigued to know what you've taken the watercolor to get the blanket of the women who walk. Un abrazo

Netty said...

I am sorry I don't understand your question La Abela. If another artist understands what this dear lady means, would you explain it to me please. Annette x

Zoechaos said...

You know the saying 'I'm no art critic but i know what I like'? Well these I like! XOXO Zoe

Rosie Kaplan said...

I love the period theme and especially like your two women on the beach ♥ Rosie

Cheryl said...

oh hun these are fantastic,oh you are making some wonderful creations hun so clever hugs cheryl xx

Helen said...

I think they are all fab - the first one is particularly lovely!

Healing Woman said...

I really love your lawnchair gal. perfectly lovely.

Junibears said...

Nettie these are quite fantastic! You've been hiding your light under a bushel. You've got an amazing talent, for painting. for crafting and who knows what else!!
Hugs xx

Lori said...

You're really coming along with the paintings! Beautiful work on all of them!

Faye said...

I always look forward to coming here on Friday to see how your paintings have progressed. I am delighted to see the finished product of the lady in the lawn chair. You are right. I know I mess up when I continue adding stuff past the point I should have stopped. This is the perfect place to stop. Beautiful. Also, I love the watercolor you've started and will be watching to see its progress also.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

the lady asleep in the deckchair is wonderful. great work.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab pieces Netty - doesn't look like you are struggling at all! Love the top one - you should frame that one!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS work, Nettie! I love them all, but the first one is my favorite- you've captured such a feel of timelessness and beautiful harmony....I totally agree that you should frame it!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Candy C said...

Oh WOW!! Nettie...what a talent you are!! These paintings are really beautiful. Both of the finished paintings you feature on your blog are just lovely. The lady sleeping in the deck chair is so striking and I adore the mixed piece. Just lovely work! <3 Candy

Pointy Pix said...

you've really captured the gentleness of that era - ladies who lunched way back when if you like!! I wish I was that lovely lady asleep in the deckchair right now (we're having our one day of summer - its due to go back to normal cold and grey tomorrow!)

Marlene said...

Beautiful paintings, the lady asleep is marvelous as are the ladies on the beach. Your collage piece is very fun.

Hybrid J said...

Those period piece are just gorgeous. Loving it! ;)

Brenda Brown said...

Love your saying Annette, I think you are living in perfect harmony with your art. Just magnificent pieces, I particularly like the lady asleep in a deckchair - such a beautiful painting.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

art2cee2 said...

These pieces are just fantastic! :-)

WrightStuff said...

They are all beautiful - clever lady :)

Gloria said...

Love them all, especially the ladies on the beach. Great work. I love the style. Happy PPF!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

OH MY!! these are all so inspiring..beautiful work! The first is my fave...and I love how they have such an old world feel to them...GORGEOUS!! Shine on..everything in this post is mega-beautiful! You have captured my heart!!Thankyou!
HUgs
Victoria

Tammie said...

lovely to see your post
the top piece and the bottom piece are so soothing to my spirit, a delight to see.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Netty, these are all beautiful but my favorite is the woman sleeping. I think watching someone sleep is almost taboo, it's such an intimate vulnerable moment. I love it!

Roban Studio said...

Hi Netty! I really like the first and last paintings a lot. The woman on the deck chair has a beautiful oriental feel to it, and the last one of the two women has a renaissance feeling, which I really like! Your mixed media piece is great as well. Happy Friday! Hugs xo

Nelly said...

Oh Netty, your paintings are beautiful! I am particularly loving the Lady asleep in the Deckchair. I love the soft quality of the painting.

AND Thank you for you tip about the blogger comments. It worked!!

Happy PPF!

toadinaboat.com said...

Are you taking a local art class? If so, I'm jealous! I love the lady asleep in the lounge chair. It's beautiful!

laurie said...

wow,, beautiful,, jsut so delicate and soft,, lovely

Beverly Gotthardt said...

You continue to grow in your wonderful art journey. Deck chairs turned out great, love your angel and mice, great tongue in cheek piece.Look forward to seeing how you finish out the beach scene.

Martina2801 said...

These are great inspirations! Beautifully designed, dear Annette!
Have a nice weekend my friend.

Andrea C said...

OMG Netty that lady in the deckchair is so freakin brilliant, way to go Netty! Superb work. Oh and thank you for that paint pad it is brilliant I am defo getting more x

Linda R. said...

Amazing my friend.

Hugs, Linda

Jenny Blair said...

Woweeee, FANTASTIC work Netty! I really like your first painting..looks so full of detail and the girl looks so beautiful. Lovely to see the progress of your girl wih the blue background from previous PPF's...looking great! :) Hope you have a fantastic weekend and the sun is shining where you are xx

Daniele said...

I love the lady in the deckchair.....so dreamy
hugs

maxine said...

wow stunning work Annette I hope you have a lovely weekend hugs maxine x

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhhh wow thats fantastic i love your acrylic paintint and the others are fab too. your work is always gorgeous
hugs June

peggy gatto said...

Soft and dreamy and gorgeous!

Pops x said...

You just get better and better with each creation, your work is stunning hugs pops x

Netty said...

Thank you all so very much. All these wonderful comments have bought tears to my eyes, am feeling a bit full...sorry..... but I honestly never thought I would be able to paint let alone anyone would like it. Thank you so much you have made an old lady very happy. Annette xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are fantastic Annette, I love the vintage ladies on the beach.
Kevin xx

Pam Tucker said...

Wow, Netty! These are all fantastic pieces. Your lady in the deck chair is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous work! I love the mixed media piece. It's great fun to experiment and see what develops. Your watercolor is off to a beautiful start. I look forward to seeing it's progress!

Joan said...

amazing paintings Annette, love the lady in the deck chair.

Anesha said...

Stunning creations!!! Thank you for your congrats. If you click on the Design Team words on my post it will take you to the Third Coast Stamps website. :) Hugs Anesha

coops said...

stunning paintings netty.they are all beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Yvonne said...

Annette, your painting are LOVELY!

SHERI C said...

The MIXED PIECE is fun and engaging. Isn't it GREAT when we complete works in progress? It makes room to start another piece!!!! HAPPY PPF!

Phoenix Peacock said...

ooo wonderful! I love the subtle colors of the last one. But they are all really well done

MicaelChadwick.com said...

Love the two ladies at the bottom!

What did you do for the white. I was always told that watercolor doesn't use white - so the trick of working backwards and around it to keep it white white has been a struggle.

But yours looks textured? Do tell!

Jan said...

Netty...these are gorgeous and you are one talented lady :)

Von said...

All so beautiful Annette and the work in progress is so Serene and love the added texture :)
Von x

Sunshineshelle said...

Love the romantic feel that the deckchair painting radiates, well done, I'm impressed by the altered art too, the textures make me want to run my hands over it and to top it all off you're now on watercolour, wow, love thw way you tackle so many techniques and also your results are gorgeous, look forward to checking out the finished watercolour Netty :)

Mary Hysong said...

I love all three of your peices. Your ladies are so romantic and old fashioned looking (which I like) Thanks for stopping by my place and Happy PPF!

minnie_mac said...

Your paintings are beautiful. I especially love the ladies on the beach.

Marilyn

Christine said...

I particularly like your watercolour at the bottom there.

shedreamsofthesea said...

So very pretty!

lenoracle said...

Ohhh I really love the first one, the folliage is beautiful and it has a great composition and I think the colors in the chair and her dress compliment the background beautifully.

priti.lisa said...

Netty! Beautiful artwork! All 3...mostly the struggle is worth it in the end, I find. ♥♥

Kristin Dudish said...

Reading this post has transported me to a beautiful, simpler, peaceful time... Wonderful :)

I am loving the texture you are creating in the fabric (I enlarged them to get the full effect)!

xo
Kristin

Terrie said...

Love the lady in lawn chairs - it's soft and feminine and feels like an old master (I don't know which one, just in that style). And your start of the next one looks equally pretty.

Carolyn said...

They all look wonderful, Annette. The last one will be fun to see how you finish it.

Sacred Yoli said...

Beautiful submissions. I love all the lush greenery in your first painting! I wanna be there!

Salute and happy ppf.

EVA said...

I love the girl sleeping in the lounge chair!! It turned out so well! The mixed media piece is lovely and a great start to the new WIP! What a wonderfully productive week! Congratulations on finishing!

ger chouinard said...

Netty - YOU, Gloria and Maddy Rose fixed me! Thank YOU, Thank YOU, Thank YOU! I can leave comments all the time again! Just had to unclick the 'keep me signed in box', just like you said! Thx so much! Beautiful work Netty, as usual. xoxo

Dawn B. said...

Oh my goodness Netty. I am in love with all of these. I think I love the last one best. Can't wait to see how you progress in this media. Looks fantastic.

Diana Evans said...

Oh Annette!!! wow your paintings look amazing....you are on a roll!!!!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Have a wonderful weekend, too.
I'm hosting my gardens as one of 5 on the tour this year. After tomorrow, I'll be resting.
Hope that you have time to relax, too!
Barb

Lynette said...

These are lovely. Nice job!

Julie said...

Your paintings are all very charming!
xo

Carola Bartz said...

Three paintings that I love - so beautiful! Annette, you are such a creative, talented artist!

Giggles said...

Happy paint party, thanks for sharing such pretty pieces and the heads up on the altered monthly blog!

Hugs Giggles

Kate said...

Love those ladies by the sea!

** Kate **

Jolanda said...

your paintings are stunning Netty, I love the two ladies - I saw someone else commented that they are impressionistic!! I certainly agree!! lovely :-)

brendathour said...

These are awesome! Love seeing them progress. The collage is my favorite so far! Happy PPF!

Anne said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your work is really coming along. So glad! You seem to be enjoying it, too, which is wonderful!

Heidi said...

Your paintings are beautiful!
You are so talented:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Heather said...

Oh Netty! How I love that lady on the the deckchair. She is so beautiful!!! She transport me to another time!!! Thank you for sharing all your beautiful art!

Terri Kahrs said...

Gorgeous work, Nettie! I can see that you've been very busy in the studio lately. Just look at all of these wonderful comments! You deserve every one of them! Hope you have a happy weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

BahamaDawn said...

i love all of your paintings, but i especially love the peacefulness in the ladies by the sea one!! happy PPF!

Jules said...

Hi Annette

More gorgeous creations from you.

The lady in the deckchair is amazing.

How wonderful it must be to find you have yet another wonderful talent.

Love Jules xx

Jingle said...

Netty, these are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jennifer said...

Oh wow!...wonderful Netty xx Jenny xx

She said...

WOW, these are fantastic, love them Annette. S xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Three fantastic pieces the ladies in the beach are so beautiful but have to say the lady in the de chair is my favorite just perfect.

Marie

Gerri Herbst said...

Dear Netty,
love how your woman in the lawn chair painting came out. I adore it...The last one with the women walking by the sea is incredible even if just beginning. Love your paintings...take care, gerri

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Fabulous lady, as elegant as it showed on the first stage of the painting.
Wonderful canvas.

Heather said...

i love the ladies walking on the beach! great watercolor, too....ver peaceful! i am still getting around to everyone at PPF - and tomorrow it starts all over again! :)

Michelle said...

Lovely canvas!