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Friday, 8 July 2011

Paint Party Friday

Hi,  its Paint Party Friday again, woo hoo.............sorry am late with this but I fell asleep for 3 hours, can you believe it, out like a light............

I am showing this painting much against my better judgement as its awful, just cannot get my head around it.  It is part of one of my Art Class Homework assignments and after this its going in my bad paintings file.  Yes I keep all my Homework Art good or bad, but in separate files, mad I know...........lol 

To keep me sane have started on an old 12 x 16 inch canvas in acrylics, so far I have charcoaled the outlines and then painted it all over with gesso, this is going to be a much larger version of one of my art journal pages I showed a little while ago, except it will have some colour rather than black and white.  So although you cannot see a lot in this photo, hopefully by this time next week you will see how its going.

Am off now to check in on all the other artists at the Paint Party and will be visiting you all over the weekend.
Thanking you again for all your support and kindness.  Have a great weekend and take care, Hugs Annette x

72 comments:

Kristel said...

Wowww these are really beautiful Nettie! You are so talented!!
Hugs Kristel

Terry said...

Netty, you are just getting better and better all the time! Absolutely beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa Somerville said...

I think it's quite lovely Netty!

florenceandfreddie said...

I do so look forward to seeing your PPF work. Great work as always despite what you say! LOL!
Have a great weekend.
Regards Florence.

La Abela said...

Not bad, I think you just have to work to highlight the figures. Saludos

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Annette, I'm amazed that you don't like it, we are definitely our own worst critics, I think it's lovely. I'm sure when you go through your 'bad' folder later you will see differently too. Your new painting looks intriguing, I shall look forward to seeing it develop:0)
Have a wonderful weekend, hugs Gay xxx

laurie said...

well I don't think this awful,, I still have you beat in that department,, I love the field workers,, its not awful at all,, you are so very talented,, I'm not painting for a bit but will love to follow you along,, (I'll get my paint fix from you),,

donna said...

Naps are good. I really like your painting. A lot. After a while I think you will too. hugs..Donna

The Woodwife said...

The first painting reminds me of a van gogh so that is a good thing yes?

INeedToColor said...

Netty, I don't think it's awful. It just doesn't look like your style, so I'm not surprised that it doesn't speak positively to you! I'm not you though, so I might be wrong. I like it though! I can't wait to see what you do with your art journal piece! Happy PPF and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Gerri Herbst said...

dearest Netty,
Dont hate the first painting..I love the colors and the flow of the wheat and the farmers. Your second piece of the lady is wonderful too. Have a good weekend. take care, gerri

NatashaMay said...

Looking forward to see how these pieces evolve. :)

Christine said...

It looks quite nice to me. Glad you are at least keeping it!

Carola Bartz said...

Netty, I think you are over-critical with yourself. The painting isn't awful at all, and I'm not sure that it really deserves ending up in the "bad" folder.

Gloria said...

I really love the first painting. So Van Goghish. Quite nice Netty. You are very talented. Happy PPF!

Julie said...

Love all the details in the field..well done! Happy PPF!

Faye said...

Wow, Nettie, I think it's wonderful. I always look forward to Fridays and seeing what you are painting. I am not familiar with the painting, or is this layout your own? Whichever, it is very good. Keep at it. I want it to make it into the "good" file.

art2cee2 said...

I love this Anette. It so reminds me of my favorite artist..Van Gogh

Mary Hysong said...

i love the reapers, nice colors! Can't wait to see you finish the other! Happy PPF!

Chris Arlington said...

Netty your paintings are great! You are been to hard on yourself.

Roban Studio said...

Hi Netty, I think you just need to keep working through it's various stages. Can't wait to see both paintings when they are finished. Thanks for stopping by. Happy PPF. :-)

Marjie Kemper said...

My mom had a painting in her bedroom of a single woman in a field that your piece reminds me of... so heartwarming to see your women working it.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

I actually like your painting! The colors and composition are lovely and it doesn't have to look like a photo. What about it bothered you?

Have a great weekend,
Barb

Terrie said...

Netty - thanks again for the kind words on my efforts. As for your "awful" painting, I agree with the others, you're maybe a little too critical! The composition is very good and the use of blue/orange as the scheme works. The blues of their clothing might be a bit bright against the orange; maybe that's part of your concern? The clothes are almost the same color as the lake, so maybe if they were grayed down? Just a thought.....
Love the concept and I know you'll figure something out. Or not - sometimes it's not worth the effort to rework something that we don't love.........

Anesha said...

Really like your painting, the colours are so vibrant. Have a great weekend. Hugs Anesha

Auroran Lauriel said...

aw, Netty, I like it. The colors are beautiful. Perhaps you can just put it aside for a while and revisit it another day with fresh eyes. :)

As to creating larger versions of your journal pages, this will be great! What a fun way to interact with your journaling. I wonder, will you try to make them exact recreations or allow for deviations? Either way, wonderful idea :)

craftattack said...

I think your paintings get better and better - keep it up, keep on! Valerie

Cheryl said...

oh hun you are so talented these just get better and better just amazing hugs cheryl xxxxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Wow Nettie this is really beautiful. See forward to your next one.
Have a nice weekend
Gr. Marja

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi , I think you have your files confused !!!!! this surely must go in the " good " file it's gorgeous ! Can't wait to see your work in progress next week looks good so far.

Marie

Fuchsia said...

Dont Know why you dont like it Netty
I think it has a touch of Van Gogh about it .
Its really fantastic

Zoechaos said...

Very Van Goth and something of his brush style to it. you might find others think more of it than you do. Great idea to keep all your art. Have a good week-end XOXO Zoe

Dawn said...

Wow Netty the paintings are really coming along look forward to seeing next week

Love Dawn xx

Giggles said...

Sounds like we're on the same page this week... But your painting has wonderful perspective... Really pretty... maybe it's just not your style...but it's really good... the way the women graduate smaller...perfect!

Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Giggles said...

Sounds like we're on the same page this week... But your painting has wonderful perspective... Really pretty... maybe it's just not your style...but it's really good... the way the women graduate smaller...perfect!

Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Doreen said...

Not sure what is bad about the first painting,I think it is brilliant and look forward to seeing the other one finished.xxx

Sharon said...

I love the first painting Netty - LOL you are too hard on yourself!!!! I always love your work!!!

Meggymay said...

Annette, you are far to hard on .Have a good weekend. Yvonne x

Meggymay said...

Oh, was I having fun trying to correct my post. I was trying to say you were far to hard on yourself . Blogger decided that the spelling and missing words were fine and posted it. Sorry. Yvonne x

mariasangel said...

hi netty :) i am really liking the feel of your second painting already and look forward to seeing its progress--curious to know what exactly you don't like about the first painting--i think it looks pretty good :) when your class id over, work some mixed media magic on it if you still don't like it!

Linda R. said...

I think you are way to hard on yourself my friend. I think it looks wonderful.
Both of them..

Hope you have an awesome weekend..

Hugs, LInda

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful paintings. Love the summerfeeling in the first one.
Have a nice weekend.

Martina2801 said...

This is incredible, Netty! I love everything about it.

Wish you a nice weekend.
Hugs
MARTINA

Netty said...

Thank you everyone for all your great advice. Have done everything you suggested and its looks a little better but still not great. I am so grateful to you all and am so loving being part of Paint Party Friday.

So am giving up with it and moving on..... Thank you very much again, Annette x

Janet said...

I think the painting is good but I also understand when you don't like something, you just don't like it! I keep all my bad stuff, too. Sometimes I go back and try to fix them and other times I end up gessoing over them and starting over.

Andrea C said...

Wowsers superb work x

toadinaboat.com said...

I don't see a thing not to like about it. I think you are doing wonderfully with your homework!

Jennifer said...

Netty you are one talented lady!! Have a wonderful weekend! xx Jenny xx

Candy C said...

Nettie...I am just so impressed and amazed at all of the art you do! Such a variety of styles. I love it all! <3 Candy

Sesenarts said...

Hi Netty
Ive seen that first painting before somewhere? But art classes hmmm, I struggle with them! I started a class earlier this year but... actually I wrote a few posts about them! Blogger is rolling out a new dashboard and it sucks! They must have pulled my name out of a hat to try it on! Yuck poo! I'm sure I will get used to it eventually... x Julie

Jenn said...

I think they are fabulous!! Love the colors and details in the first one. As for the second one, there is already sooo much expression!

Femmy said...

fabulous painting!!

Brenda Brown said...

Great pieces Annette, don't know why you don't like the first one - I do, and looking forward to seeing the second one finished.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Rosietoes said...

I think you are too hard on yourself Annette. This is very striking work.

Edna x

Lynn Stevens said...

Netty, Honestly I don't know how you manage to get so much done. Its no wonder you needed a nap. LOL
Your painting looks so pretty, were always our worst critics.

Thanks so much for entering my giveaway and best of luck.
Hugs Lynn

Catherine... said...

Hi Netty, love the girl for your art journal....like the theme of your bad painting as you call it... I keep all my bad stuff too...except for the really bad stuff....then it's off to "File 13"..(the bin)...have a great weekend

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, youy are very talented Netty! I can't paint a stitch! Think that's why I stamp cuz I can't draw or paint and want to be artisitic somehow.

Chris said...

Well I don't know why you don't like it Netty, I think it's fantastic! Absolutely love the subject matter and the colours are superb. I hope you come to like it :D. Look forward to seeing how your other canvas comes out. Hugs, Chris x

Healing Woman said...

The balance and arrangement on your gathering painting is perfect! It looks like it was painted by one of the old masters. I'm serious. Maybe you just need to work on some of the details but I love it.

Dezinaworld said...

More great work Netty, you are working so hard and it shows, love this
Hope you have had a lovely weekend
Hugs June xxx

MarleneMAZ said...

I have no idea why you think this is bad? I think it looks pretty darn good:)
Thanks so much for your kind comments about my trip, one day I will get to take one of her classes.

shedreamsofthesea said...

I agree with the others, it's very Van Gogh, one of my favorites. I always enjoy seeing your work.

Faith A said...

Really beautiful

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Hi Annette....super beautiful and so lovely..i love this painting..the color really grab me...just gorgeous! The second one..the sketch.. really intrigues me...oooh..I cannot wait to see more..she has me wondering what her story is...fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing your process too..i always love hearing that..very cool about the charcoal then gesso..!!

I am drawn to this one very much..Something about her pose and expression...i love it!
Thankyou for sharing your magic each post...i look forward to them! and thankyou for your super generous words..you always touch me..thankyou for your beautiful heart!
Victoria

Marlene said...

Netty, I love the painting, you are too critical of your talent.

Hybrid J said...

Great try for both work. They are done with your lovely style. Nice work!

Pam Tucker said...

Netty, I agree with the others: you are far too hard on yourself. I think the first painting is definitely a keeper! And I'm LOVING that second one you've started. So intrigued by that one. Can't wait to see where you go with it. :)

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

I think you did wonderfully considering there is so much going on in the picture--the actions and field and colors and strokes. Can't wait to see the next :)

Kristin Dudish said...

I agree - I think you are being too hard on yourself... The top painting reminds me of a Van Gogh :)

I am very, very intrigued by your 2nd painting... I love the texture the gesso is creating!

It is always so fun to see the different styles you're working in :)

xo
Kristin

Theresa said...

So glad you decided to show your homework Netty. I think it's wonderful! The textures, movement and message of togetherness is beautiful.

EVA said...

I like the harvesting painting very much! It has a real charm.

angelself said...

Your awful painting looks pretty good to me, lol! ...and can't wait to see more on the new one =) Kathryn