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Friday, 10 June 2011

Ready to Party......Yep its Paint Party Friday

Hi, its been a very busy week one way or another but have nearly finished the Watercolour painting of the Two Ladies on the Beach (art class homework), so it should be ready for next week.

Today am showing 2 Pages from one of my Art Journals where I like to experiment.

This page was created with charcoal, matt medium (to set the charcoal) and Black and White Acrylic Paints. Its the first time I have used a Palette Knife and have to tell you it was great fun and perfect for this piece.  The original painting was by an artist called Armand S'eguin who worked with Gauguin.  I haven't copied it exactly as wanted to put my own slant on it.  Am thrilled with the way it turned out and its so touchable with some great textures.  Am going to attempt to paint this on a 16 x 18 inch canvas, just need to buy an easel as my little table is not big enough. 
Please Enlarge the above as you can see the textures in much better detail.

This page was created with Watercolour Pencils and Acrylics and she reminds me of  a lady from the Jane Austin era and not the way I planned to do her at all.................lol

I hope you like them;  am beginning to think I have split personality...lol  Wishing you all a Happy Paint Party Friday, and if you love to see other peoples artwork and get inspiration this is the Party for you.....

If the weather is nice on Saturday we are off to a Country Fair so am keeping my fingers crossed  for good weather.  Thank you for supporting me and for all your very kind comments.  Will catch up with you later.  Have a great weekend and take care,  Annette x

81 comments:

Anesha said...

Love the first painting, the textures are wonderful. The second one is lovely as well. Have fun this weekend. :)

Sharon said...

Great artwork - both really wonderful - love the first charcoal one!

WrightStuff said...

Ooh I love palette knives too - such a different way to paint. Go get yourself that easel. Lovely work.

Jennie Atkinson said...

I love them both! You have a wonderful talent Annette. I love using palette knives too - I am no good at painting, but I do love the textures the knives give.

craftattack said...

The painintgs are great, especially the first one! Happy PPF! Valerie

Dawn said...

Gosh that time already. Love what your creating here. Dxx

joanna said...

Love all the textures in the first painting Annette. they are both beautiful!!
xoxo

NatashaMay said...

Great pieces, Annette! Love your spin ont the first one. Gorgeous!

Andrea C said...

Gorgeous Netty you are really becoming quite the diva x

Nicola said...

Hi Netty!!!

WOW these pieces are brilliant, I think you might have a split personality heheh. They are both fantastic but so different. I love how you can try new things and create in different styles. I think the first is my favourite, I love the texture, you have created a great mood with this piece and the colours you have used. Great work! I hope you have a fantastic weekend too!! :0) xoxo

Hybrid J said...

What lovely girls painting! Great texture.

wearestampers said...

The first piece has awesome depth and texture! I'd love to touch it! Your second looks good as well, even if it didn't turn out the way you expected!
Pam

Zoechaos said...

Hope you have good weather for the week-end think we all deserve one :) Two such different pieces and both brilliant. No surprise it is the first one that blows my socks off! XOXO Zoe

Junibears said...

Nettie you are just brilliant! I love your paintings. I bet it was very freeing to work with a palette knife. Thank you for visitting me. Have a great weekend. Hugs xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Netty your paints are brilliant and the texture is wonderful.
I love them both. Can I learn this from you??? it's a pitty the distance is too far (haha)
have a nice weekend
Hugs
Marja

Jingle said...

These both look amazing! Such different styles!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both are fabulous Annette, love the charcoal image, the other is very elegent.
Kevin xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Always look forward to your Paint Party Friday posts! Wonderful projects again this week - love the charcoal!

La Abela said...

It is a magnificent work, working with the paddle is fun right?. The second is sweeter but equally good. Saludos

wednesday said...

Your Jane Austen lady is lovely.

coops said...

these are stunning netty.both so different.your charcoal drawing is quite haunting and i love your elegant lady :D

xx coops xx

Denni said...

Love the charcoal and all that texture. Have fun at the fair!

Lori said...

Wow, these are getting better and better! Love seeing your talent!

Heidi said...

Love the first one, it's absolutely stunning:) Beautiful.
The second one is pretty as well. You are so talented:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

laurie said...

you are so very talented,, do you have a followers list, I can't seem to find it,,

Linda R. said...

Once again I am blown away by your talent.. I just LOVE that first piece.. Hope you get to go to the fair.. Sounds like fun!!

Hugs, Linda

Heather said...

both of these ladies are just so different, and i love them both for their different qualities. really like the first one too - so mysterious....enjoy your day tomorrow - hope the weather holds for you! happy ppf

peggy gatto said...

I favor 1, but 2 has a lovely style! I love the use of the palette knife, adds so much!

Healing Woman said...

What a great job you did since this was the first time you used a palette knife. I never have tried one but I hear it is very difficult to master.

Terrie said...

Two very different feelings projected by your paintings - and that's a GOOD thing! The first one is all moody and mysterious - it's like she's peering from a cave. The second so elegant and serene, a little aloof. Really well done.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Netty...wow..both are so wonderful and inspiring and so uniquely differnt as well. The first one..woah..the texture is brilliant..and so deeply mytserious..I also love hearing about what you use and your process...I have never tried the charcoal before..soudns fabulous and fun!Beautiful work!

The second..is so charming and beautiful..i love all different time peridos..so this is breathtaking..I love her soulful kind eyes..and beautiful heart! She is super lovely!
Thanks for sharing your magic...and have fun at the fair..hooray!
Hugs and sparkles
Victoria

Daniele said...

I can see you having a gallery opening any time soon, you are developing a real talent
hugs

Pops x said...

Gorgeous work sweetie, i wish i could do this, hugs pops x

SHERI C said...

Fun too see you working with texture. Glad you shared it today. Hope the weather holds for the Fair visit. HAPPY PPF!

Christine said...

lovely portrait, nice pieces today!

Martina2801 said...

An exceptionally beautiful and artistic work, dear Netty! Really terrific!
Have a nice weekend my dear.
Wishes
MARTINA oxo

donna said...

Oh Annette your painting is soo wonderful. I love everything about it. I like the drawing too but the painting makes ahh. Hope the weather is good for your fair day..hugs..Donna

Terri Kahrs said...

Lovely, lovely work, Nettie!!! Your first piece is chock full of luscious texture, and your second piece is divine! Isn't it wonderful when your Muse leads you on in different directions as a piece progresses. Good for you for listening!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Meggymay said...

Wow, both fabulous, I enlarged your first piece, its fantastic. Have a good weekend. Yvonne xx

Gloria said...

Hi Nettie. Your journal pages are fabulous! You do great with the palette knives, I don't. :) Have a great weekend, great work, and also have a wonderful weekend. Happy PPF!

Pam Tucker said...

Wonderful work with the palette knife, Netty! Wow! That texture is awesome. Both paintings have a different feel to them but are excellent.

Her Speak said...

Aren't pallet knives just the best?! Beautiful efforts this week. :)

Chris said...

oooooh how totally gorgeous Netty, love the texture in the first painting and OMG your lady is just beautiful. You have such a wonderful talent.
hugs
Chris xx

Von said...

You really have got some amazing texture going on in the top one Annette just love it :)
Von x

Anne said...

Wonderful paintings. I especially love the first one. Good luck with the weather. Hope you get to go to the fair!

Nelly said...

Wonderful experiments with your first painting. And what a great painting for not intending for her to look that way. She is beautiful!

The WoodWife said...

Love the texture it really shows up when you enlarge the picture!! Thanks for liking my painting and I have an easel but don't always use it - I tend to hold my painting in my lap propped against the table when I paint. I feel like I have more control.

florenceandfreddie said...

Both are terrific Annette. What a talented lady you are.
Have a great weekend.
Florence.

Sacred Yoli said...

Both of your pieces are amazing.
I love working with texture. Your portrait is very beautiful too. Love her face!
Happy PPF and thanks for visiting my page.:-)

Yvonne said...

WOW, these are gorgeous, Annette!

Candy C said...

Nettie, you continue to blow me away!! Love your paintings...all the textures, etc. And painting with a palette knife! I'm impressed. You inspire me so much with your willingness to try new things! <3 Candy

Marlene said...

Both of these are beautiful, the first one has great texture and the second has a lovely softness, they both show lots of emotion. Great job.

toadinaboat.com said...

Now I want to try painting with my palette knife, lol. Everyone at PPF is such wonderful inspiration.

Faye said...

Great textures, Netty. Love the way you do portraits. Thanks for the nice comments. Have a great weekend.

art2cee2 said...

Both are just fantastic. I love the lady and the texture in the first one. :-)

shedreamsofthesea said...

These are gorgeous, I really love the first one, so mysterious.

Magic Love Crow said...

Annette, your art work is amazing! Truly! The first one is my favorite! But, both are lovely! Thanks for coming by my blog ;o) Stacy!

Gerri Herbst said...

dearest Netty,
Love the charcoal and black and white. Very mysterious.The paint brush dabs Chinese painting class really was hard not knowing and just letting the paint strokes tell us what they were!
take care dearie...have a good weekend, gerri

Jan said...

Nettie...these are gorgeous!

2amscrapper said...

Your portrait looks like a "Bella". Wonderful art, Netty!

Sunshineshelle said...

Hi Annette!! love visiting your bright & cheery posts :) Isn't it funny how sometimes things take on a life of their own, & dictate to us what direction to proceed in... lucky we're not control freaks LOL! Happy PPF!!

Kristin Dudish said...

Hee hee - I had to laugh about your split personality ( I often feel the same way)!

It is great fun to see you working in different styles :)

xo
Kristin

BahamaDawn said...

great work with a palette knife!! both pieces are great!

ger chouinard said...

Annette - YOU always make me smile! ... and maybe have just inspired me to pick up a palette knife ... but you are a hard act to follow! Thx for the inspiration! Very nice work!

Giggles said...

Love the textures, you have real skill. I've never tried it before! Lovely work!

Hugs Giggles

Pointy Pix said...

both such different techniques and both so lovely. i especially love the first one as i do like a bit of texture!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Annette, Yes! Fabulous, love the mysterious nature and texture of the first painting and the watercolour piece is wonderful, you've captured her eyes really well. We all have many facets to our personality and you're just expressing some of them. I'm sure there's much more lurking in there that we have yet to see, LOL
Hugs Gay xx

Jolanda said...

I absolutely love the first painting you did. lovely texture and mood - I will have to have a look at the original one now!

Leovi said...

Beautiful and full of mystery, love me.

EVA said...

Both are wonderful!! Love the texture and effects in the first - isn't experimenting fun! Lovely lady and w such soft colours in the second!!

Geckostone said...

Nettie, these are beautiful! You've got me wanting to try the watercolor pencils now!!! I love PPF, getting so many ideas and tips!!!Deb

Amy said...

yikes i love this blog. i wasn't following before, but you'd better believe that i am now.
i've seen your super cheerful profile photo on comments on other blogs that i follow, so it's cool to associate some art with the face now :)

i love your PPF stuff, but really i'm just pleased i found this blog.

coooool

xx,
amy

Mary Hysong said...

Love them both! I too have a split personality when it comes to painting; I love love doing realism and am fairly good at it. But I also love impresionistic things where it looks like they just slapped paint around and made it look really good, but I'm no good at that sort. Thanks for stopping by, happy PPF!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

My but you artwork is just amazing Netty!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Cool techniques. I need to practice with my palette knife, I tend to "cut" into the paste. A matter of wrist and force.

Elisa said...

Annette, your painting is very beautiful. Such a class in it.. I love the texture in the background too. :)

Cameron said...

I like them both! Though, I imagine the first one is a mermaid hiding on the side of a craggy shore with the tumultuous sea behind her...heehee! I haven't tried using a palette knife yet...must get one :)

I love that in art we can explore all our different "sides" :D

Lynette said...

Very nice effect with the mix of mediums. Beautiful!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love your journal pages.
You should be a portrait painter.

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this 1st one is stunning Annette! I clicked it and enlarged it and the texture rally shows up beautifully!

Susan Allan said...

This is incredible. You are very talented...isn't it wonderful to experiment?
Thanks for reminding me about Paint Party Friday. Do you know; I think I might just join you. Lovely idea!! Thanks, Netty.
Sue xx