My Blogging Friends

Friday, 19 August 2011

Finished Marianne at long last ready for Paint Party Friday

Woo Hoo its Paint Party Friday hosted by Kristin and Eva the generous talented duo..........
I have at last completed Marianne, phew and am showing you a close up of her profile so you can have a better look and hopefully see the gold paint which has been added.

My homework from Art Class is a picture of Ballerinas which has been done on acrylic paper as am not at all confident in doing this painting.  Thought I would show the preliminary sketch, as you can see, not great and found it hard to get all the placements correct.

This is the second part, laying some of the colours down as a base.

Heaven only knows when I shall get time to do some more to this as its my husbands 70th birthday next week and celebrations start on Saturday and go on until Wednesday this coming week.  At least he will have a great time, bless him.

Have to go to town now and buy his birthday card...........shame on me..........lol,  but will be back to see all your terrific artwork and creations later.  Have a great weekend and take care, hugs Annette xx

PS:  Looking at the comments below about the birthday card and me buying one.  Had better explain why.  He is not keen on my cardmaking as he says they are not normal...............so there you have it........am I upset by this.........not a jot...............that man has no taste..............lol

76 comments:

craftattack said...

Great paintings, I love Marianne! But you are BUYING a card for your poor hubby?? Shame on you! Please give him my best wishes for his birthday! Hugs, Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Annette
I see you are back to strength and have been creating fabulous things whilst I have been away. I love the ballerinas and think you have done a marvellous job with it.
I hope all is well with you and yours. Looks like fun celebrations are ahead.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow Annette!!! Stunning...magical beautiful and super inspirational..love your dancers and love seeing the process..it is so exciting!!The blues are just gorgeous!

and love Marianne....love the gold..there is such a strong presence not only from her..but even just the whole piece that i can feel....very beautiful vibe!! I love it very much! Fantastic!
Happy Celebrations..cheers!!
Victoria

Healing Woman said...

Marianne and the ballerinas are both wonderful paintings. You are doing a fabulous job with your new creations and activities. Congratulations!

Sandy said...

Wow Netty your pinting art is really really beautiful.
Gorgeous. I love them.

Have a sunny weekend Netty.

Sherry Edwards said...

Your painting is beautful - I love all the character in her face. The ballerinas painting is fab too - so animated - looking forward to seeing it develop further!

Happy 70th birthday to your husband for next week too xx

laurie said...

the first paitnig is just beautiful and the bottom one is beautful already and its not finished,,wow.Happy Birthday to you husband,

art2cee2 said...

The first one is just lovely and the second one is as well! I think the ballerinas are going to look fantastic when they are done! :-)

Kim B said...

You are doing a wonderful job at your paintings and drawings. What a birthday celebration, enjoy and Happy 70th to your hubbie. Hugs, Kim

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love Marianne! Great creating and the ballerinas are wonderful ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

Terry said...

Marianne is wonderful and so are the lovely dancers! Well Happy Birthday to your Hubby! I think in the time it takes you to go into town, you could make a card? Have a great day!

Diane said...

Exceptional painting Netty--she's beautiful, and those ballerinas--I think are outstanding.
Hope your husband enjoys his birthday celebration!!

Christine said...

yes, your ballerinas remind me of a Degas painting, just lovely. And happy birthday to your husband!

Helen said...

Your art is fab! Loving the ballerinas. Am a little surprised you haven't made your hubby card -.... shame indeed!! Hope he has a great time.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous paintings, you sure have talent. Enjoy the celebrations for your OH's Birthday. Yvonne x

Carolyn said...

Annette, you are moving ahead with your paintings and they are turning out fabulously. I love Marianne and I'm looking forward to the next one that you have outlined. I know it will be special. We all love dancing.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

oh Nettie, Marianne looks fabulous and your ballerina's are looking great, too!

As far as home made cards, my husband doesn't appreciate them either. My mom used to tell me...

"some people, all the taste they have is in their mouth" so there.

xx Jaime

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful paintings, love the blue ballerinas.

Kat Sloma said...

LOL on your husband's card! At least you are doing what he likes for his birthday, I think that says a lot. Beautiful paintings. A great stretch to do a painting like those ballerinas!

Jingle said...

Lovely! I really like the dancers!

Limar said...

Love your paintings! Would like to try real painting myself, but will have to work up some courage first :) Thanks for your nice comment!

Mandy,Crafty Angel, the original said...

amazing work!! well done netty LOVE this painting! xx

Carola Bartz said...

The gold paint on Marianne is just right - love it! And the ballerinas look cute - I love that they wear blue and not pink!

WrightStuff said...

Ha!He doesn't know what he's missing when it comes to your cards!!

Lovely Marianne

Catherine... said...

Lol....husbands in general have no taste so most of us are quite used to it.... Hope he has a great birthday... Your painting has turned out brilliantly and your ballerinas are beautiful...have a great weekend Netty....hugs :)

Leovi said...

Beautiful portrait, I love that look.

NatashaMay said...

Ohh, balerinas are looking great! :)

Faye said...

Marianne is certainly a beauty, Netty. You have made a painting with such feeling. And the beginning dancers painting is really taking shape. I don't know that I could have made the leap from sketch to paint so fast! Looks good. You are getting a lot from this art class I probably should look into one again.

I make my husband's cards now. For years and years he never had a word to say about my work since he likes photorealism. When he really started hearing what others were saying, he has begun to make positive comments occasionally.

Daniele said...

so stunning now its finished and the start of those ballerinas looks like it will turn out brill, love the composition. Hope you have a fab birthday celebration for your hubbys 70th
hugs

wednesday said...

I get the store bought card thing, my husband is all about the card. Doesn't matter what the present is, the lack of an appropriate card completely cancels it out.

wednesday said...

Oh, Marianne is just lovely, and the ballerinas are turning out great as well.

Yvonne said...

Marianne is a beauty and the ballerina's are fabulous, Annette!

Von said...

Marianne has turned out beautifully Annette :) and the dancers are well on there way to being the same :)
Hope you find a card you are happy to give the old man lol
Have a great time
Von x

Marjie Kemper said...

LOL.... glad you explained his foolishness so we know it's not YOU who's plunking down $ for a Hallmark of your own volition. I am really drawn to the dancers and I love the eyes on the lady on top. Have a wonderful weekend!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I hope you are going to hang Marianne on the wall now she is finished, she is wonderful, I like the ballet dancers and look forward to seeing that one when its finished.
Kevin xx

Joni Nickrent said...

What a wonderful piece! You've captured the look in your style...creative genius! The ballerinas are looking great too!POP ART MINIS

Fliss said...

Netty your paintings are just gorgeous. The ballerinas remind me of my younger daughter and her classmates at ballet and the scene looks fabulous.
Don't know how your hubby can not like your art style as it's great but hope his birthday celebrations go well.
Hugs, Fliss xx

donna said...

Too funny about the birthday card. Marianne is beautiful and your ballerinas are amazing. I couldn't do that in a million years, You are so very talented..hugs..Donna Have a good time celebrating hubby's 70th!

Terrie said...

Thanks again for visiting me - I've been watching the progress of Marianne and she turned out beautifully! I think the ballerinas are off to a fabulous start - I would never attempt anything so ambitious so I admire every effort you make in painting people!

coops said...

marianne looks fabulous netty.love how your did her hair and the ballerinas look gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

CAROL said...

Loving your paintings Netty, the ballerinas are looking great, can't wait to see them when they are finished xxx

Zoechaos said...

Well I'd say he has taste he married you!

Fabulous paintings, it has been fascinating watching the progress of your painting. Hope you will give it pride of place in your home.

Enjoy the celebrations and many happy returns to your OH XOXO Zoe

shedreamsofthesea said...

Marianne is wonderful, very powerful.

Lynn Stevens said...

Your painting is Beautiful Netty and the Ballerinas are coming along wonderfully!
Going out to nut DH's
B-day card? shame on you when the ones you create are so much better. Hope he has a wonderful B-day!
hugs Lynn

toadinaboat.com said...

She's lovely and the gold shows up nicely in the enlargement. Happy Bday to the DH!

MarleneMAZ said...

Fabulous paintings!
Have a great time with all of your birthday celebrating :)

Ali Manning said...

These look great, Netty. Happy birthday to your hubby - I hope you enjoy the celebrations!

Sharon said...

Netty your finished painting is stunning!!!! And I love the little blue "tutu's" on your next creation!

JessiVille said...

Netty, Marianne is so lovely. I love the your use of the rich gold on her. And your ballerinas are wonderful! Hope you have fun with all your husband's happy birthday celebrations!
Hugs, Jessi xox

Kristin Dudish said...

The addition of gold to Marianne is the perfect finishing touch!

I think you are off to a great start with your ballerinas (and I think the sketch is quite good)!

Your p.s. about buying a card made me laugh out loud! I think your handmade cards are beautiful :)

Happy Birthday to your husband - Enjoy the celebrations!!!

xo
Kristin

Gloria said...

Oh Marianne is just awesome Annette. That was a lot of work but it's perfect. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend and Happy Birthday to your husband.

Geckostone said...

Netty, your ballerinas are awesome and Marianne is brilliantly stunning!!! The gold highlights are perfect! Happy bd to your hubby!!! Deb

Roban Studio said...

Happy happy birthday to your husband! I would have made him a card anyway! Your cards are wonderful and so is this latest painting. The ballerinas are coming out fab! Have a great time at the birthday festivities. Hugs ~ Happy PPF. :-)

massofhair said...

Hi Netty
Congrats on your win from The Artistic Stamper blog candy!

Loving Marianne very much, you are so very talented i really do like your ballerinas too.

Hope you enjoy your party and are feeling much better:-)

Jenny Blair said...

heehee...love your style :) We are hard pressed to find a man with taste, this is true! :)
Your Marianne painting is just lovely, turned out wonderfully...as will your dancers I am certain! :)
Hope your husband enjoys the many days of celebration :) xx

Heidi said...

They are both beautiful!
Great work:) It's always fun to visit your blog. You are so creative and talented:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

SHERI C said...

MARIANNE is beautiful. Your BALLET piece is going to be wonderful! HAPPY PPF!

Martina2801 said...

Netty, your paintings are oustanding!!! Just a poem ! I`m excited.

Linda R. said...

Oh WOW!! you are one talented lady. I love how you showed us you drawing before you put paint down.. I cant wait to see the finished painting..

My husband says the same thing.. About my crafting and about blogging. for some reason he thinks I am the only one in the world who does this. Your right men have no taste at all...

Hugs, Linda

Anesha said...

Love the paintings. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

Linda64 said...

Netty I love your project and the sketch and painting of the ballett ladies looks fab.

Hopy your husband has a great celebration, but I know mine would have been upset if I didn't make him a card, but then again we are all individuals with our own taste ;-)

Hugs

EVA said...

Marianne turning out wonderfully and the Ballerinas are off to a great start!!

He doesn't want a card you made? No taste indeed!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Marianne is so beautiful- that gold was the perfect finishing touch! And IO love the ballerinas already- great composition and the colors are already fabulous!
Happy birthday to your hubby!

Andrea C said...

You don't have to explain yourself to anyone Netty! Your painting is very regal and the sketch and indeed painting of the ballerinas is ACE. Your very talented x

1CardCreator said...

These are lovely Annette. All I can say for your husband is that he obviously had the good taste to choose you, lol.

Fallingladies said...

great post, love the ballerinas so far! My husband doesn't really like my art either... he says he appreciates my talent he just doesn't care for my subject matter!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Annette, Marianne is just lovely the gold paint in her braids and gown is perfect:0) The ballerinas painting is going to be wonderful, I know it:0)
I think hubby is misguided and I wish him a very happy birthday LOL Have a great week and enjoy all the celebrations, hugs Gay xxx

Nancy Maxwell James said...

oh these are all just gorgeous! I hope you are feeling better each day and that your hubby has a very happy 70th birthday! :)

Gerri Herbst said...

Wonderful paintings! Your dancers are beautiful, cant wait till they are complete!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

That B&W version of the ballerinas is awesome! The lines are so light and graceful, loads of implied movement. Lovely painted stage too.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Well,, she's all done and looking marvelous!!! love the new one too! when do you find time enough even to start, for heaven's sake? The days are so short here this summer,it makes me yearn to be able to commandeer a clock and make time turn back magically for once.
Hope you and your family have a great time for your husband's 70th! And hope you can sneak in a little more time for painting!
;)
Rose

Kazza said...

Happy birthday to your husband. Wow - love yor ballerina painting - I don't know about this being the first stages - I love it as it is with that vibrant blue - I would happily display that in prime place with nothing further added :0). Xx

Kat W said...

Marianne is gorgeous & I love the way the gold highlights the painting. And your ballerinas are lovely. Great blue colour on the dresses.

Enjoy all the Birthday celebrations with your husband! Shame on him not liking your cards ;-)

Kat X

Heather said...

Ahhh Netty! This turned out great!!! Give your husband a great big kiss of me!!!

JeanFB said...

These are wonderful - both the finished piece and the work in progress. I love seeing your paintings and hearing about your progress.

peggy gatto said...

Enjoyed seeing both!!
Loved my visit here!