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Friday, 12 August 2011

Woo Hoo am Painting again....................

Hi, am so pleased to be able to paint again, the coughing is dying down which enables me to get my paints out for Paint Party Friday.  Now am on the 3rd stage of Marianne, hope you will not be bored seeing her yet again.

I have more or less finished the background, just a little touching up here and there.  Have shaped the face a little and rectified some errors, painted a little more texture in the hair and added gold acrylic paint to the braiding and armbands, but still a bit more work needed on these parts.

My last art class homework had to be done in Watercolours, and I really struggle with this medium.  The picture given me to do turned out nothing like the original.  So rather than show you in its rawness, thought I would have some fun and turn it into a box................Then


of course I had some fun with painting on Corrugated card and turned that into a box as well........great fun....but awful I know.............lol

Methinks this cat box would be OK for June's (Dezina World) fun Friday.........

Today is supposed to be my Baking day and haven't even started yet, but am going to have a coffee first then bake like a trojan............Will catch up with you all later and my fellow Paint Party Friday friends to see what everyones created.  Take care and have a great weekend, Hugs Annette x

61 comments:

Kathy Eddy said...

What fun stuff! Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Netty said...

Thanks Kathy.

Forgot to say it is probably easier to see the textures in the first painting if you enlarge it...but don't look too close....lol xx

Sandy said...

Wow really great new stuff.
Fantastic.

Great to feeling better Netty.
Have a wonderful weekend.

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Annette. Never get bored with seeing your wonderful creations. Lovely texture in Marianne's hair. The background is amazing. Super boxes. Such fun. Have a good baking day and a great weekend.
Regards Florence x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully Creative ~ your style and daring inspires me ~ !
Happy PPF ~ namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

Marcia said...

very fun! I like the idea of painting on a box!

Teresa said...

Gorgeous painting I love it.
hugs Teresa xx

Doreen said...

All your work is gorgeous Annette.glad you are now on the mend.xxx

NatashaMay said...

She looks stunning. I love all the edtails. I have trouble with watercolors, too. :) But kitty box turned out awesome. :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Well I wish I could paint and draw vas effective as this, great work and I love the box.Tracy x

Junibears said...

Glad you're feeling better Nettie. Your lovely lady is coming along wonderfully well!
And why shouldn't you have a little fun?
Save me a jam tart or something...
Hugs
June xx

craftattack said...

Glad you are up to painting again. Your Marianne is coming along very nicely, and the kitty is sweet! Hugs, Valerie

Jennie Atkinson said...

What a great painting and so glad to hear you are feeling better. I've been catching up on your other posts too. Lots of lovely work!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow! Hi Annette...i love them all..but am totally entranced with Marianne..she is magnifcent! I feel a kindredness with her..and feel a beautiul soul essence puring from her..gorgeous and wonderful work..inspiring!!
You rock!!
victoria

Roban Studio said...

Hi Nettie :-) So glad your cough is going away. Baking day, eh? I'll be right over.

"Marianne" is coming along nicely. I love watching the progression.

The kitty box is adorable. You are so clever with 3-d things.

Happy PPF! Have a fabulous weekend.

Von said...

So glad to hear the cough is in retreat :) and I never tire of seeing your art :)
Have a great weekend
Von xxx

Diana Evans said...

Hello Annette!!!! you are so creative....I love your new lady and those blocks!!! how clever indeed!!! wonderful work...

Happy PPF!!!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Your portrait work is wonderful! I love how you've posed the model-it's a subtle distinction, but worth it.
As for the box, what a brilliant idea! it turns everything sunny side up, to make so bold a choice if we don't like one of our creations as much as some others. i once totally wrecked a 2 page spread in an altered book, then found I liked the mess I'd made--and used the pages for a collage piece in a completely different way than I'd been planning!
So sorry you have health challenges.
It takes courage to stay creative even when our bodies may be a little uncooperative.
Glad i stopped by!
Rose

Christine said...

glad to hear you're feeling better. Marianne is beautiful, serene.

WrightStuff said...

Pleased you are feeling better. I had a terrible cough earlier this year - it is so debilitating and kind of announces your arrival everywhere you go!

Marianne is coming on a treat :)

Anesha said...

Great painting but I love the cat face on the box!!

SHERI C said...

GOOD news to hear you are feeling better. You have all kinds of projects going! Love seeing what your up to each week. HAPPY PPF!

Faye said...

Clever box paintings, Netty, and I love how Marianne is progressing. It's beautiful.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Thanks for she update on Marianne, she continues to be more and more beautiful- and your cat box is too much FUN!
Happy PPF!
Stephanie
P.S. I'm SO glad your cough is better, being sick is never any fun!

peggy gatto said...

and I AM GLAD you are painting again!
I love your lady!
Take care!

Daniele said...

soooo glad you are feelin' better hun, great to see you painting again....which is coming along, the box is inspirational
hugs

The Woodwife said...

i love them all and if you are baking then I am coming over!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Your painting is really coming on Annette, shes beautiful, I love the boxes you have created.
Kevin xx

Kindred Spirit said...

Glad to here your feeling a bit better :) Your Marianne is turning out just beautifully! & I'm also loving your painted boxes simply lovely :D

xo Joanna

Catherine Denton said...

Oh she's pretty! And I love your boxes. I bet your house is going to smell delicious! Thanks for your comment on My Blog.

art2cee2 said...

So glad your cough is better. Lovely work...:-)

Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

I like that idea of making a box and i think these look great :)

Fliss said...

Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better Netty, it is an awful thing and does seem to drag on rather.
Fabulous painting you've been doing too and I have a soft spot for the cat which looks so sweet.
Hope you managed to catch up on the baking.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic new pieces of art. Great painting.

Giggles said...

Glad you're feeling better! I love how your lady pops even more off the page with the changes... I always enjoy the evolution of a painting!! Happy ppf and baking day!

Hugs Giggles

Carolyn said...

Annette, your art is not awful...it is fun to see and to travel along with you on Paint Friday.

Baking? Can I come over for tea?

Carolyn

Meggymay said...

The picture is fantastic, she is a real beauty. Love the boxes especially the kitty side. Have a good weekend. Yvonne x

coops said...

these are stunning netty.marianne is really coming on, i love the texture in her hair and your cube paintings are fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Gloria said...

Beautiful painting and of course we aren't tired of seeing her. She more beautiful now. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Happy PPF!

Cheryl said...

oh hun glad you are feeling better I think that lady is amazing hun especially when you click on it to see all those gorgeous,textures,and just love that box,hun no one could ever bore of your talent hun hugs cheyrlxxxxxx

Kim B said...

Wonderful paintings! Glad you are feeling better. Have a wonderful weekend, Hugs, Kim

Nicola said...

Hi Netty! I really love Marianne she is so full of texture and character gorgeous!!! I also loved your blue lady from your previous post! Very beautiful! Glad you are feeling better and thank you for your nice comment on my blog :0) I'm feeling alot happier today, art is good for the soul xoxo

Terry said...

Netty, your paintings are always a delight and you do such an amazing job! Glad you are feeling better and I hope it stays that way!

Fallingladies said...

wonderful! thanks for sharing!

Geckostone said...

I could never get tired of Marianne, she is soooooo beautiful, love your new touches! Your boxes are way cool!!!!!Deb

Carola Bartz said...

I like your boxes, they really look like a lot of fun.
I'm glad you're feeling better and are back to painting.

toadinaboat.com said...

I'm not bored of her yet. Don't think I could be! I'm anxious to see her all finished.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I'm glad your coughing is easing up. Your painting has turned out wonderful and I really like your little box paintings... I think they would make great kleenex box designs!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Annette, Fabulous paintings the lady Marianne has developed beautifully, looks like you've been having some fun:0) I'm so glad you're feel better, Have a great weekend, Gay xxx

Anne said...

Happy PPF! Hope you had some wonderful baking.

So glad you're feeling better. I think Marianne is looking wonderful. I certainly won't get tired of seeing your progress with her.

Your painted boxes are such fun. What a great idea.

Linda R. said...

Wonderful Art here my friend.. You are way to hard on yourself.. I just love seeing your creations..

Hugs, Linda

Joni Nickrent said...

Wonderful work...love the textural look and your creative style! POP ART MINIS

************ said...

Hi Netty
Your Marianne is beautiful...I can't see how you could have made any errors to correct.
Sue xxx

Heather said...

So glad you cough is getting better. What great art you have been creating! Love the box. I think its cute! Happy PPF!

Cameron said...

I'm so sorry you've been unable to paint! Yikes!
But, hurray....you've got brush in hand again!

Hope you continue to feel better....and are able to make more lovely pieces!

1CardCreator said...

These are both so lovely, I do love the whimsy of your cat box.

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh these are all lovely Anette. what a beautiful lady and love the boxes they are cute. Great work my friend these are so good and thanks for linking up, you are an angel
hugs June x

JessiVille said...

I'm loving your work here Netty! The portrait is coming along beautifully and the boxes and fun and very cool! Love! Glad you are feeling a bit better. Hope you are recovered soon.
Hugs, Jessi xox

Heidi said...

Fantastic work!
Love seeing yor great creations Netty:)
Glad you are feeling better.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a lot better and can share your lovely creations with us, she is coming along perfectly. Love your kitty it seems that you easily master all techniques a true artist and thoroughly nice lady.

Marie

Lynn Stevens said...

how cool that you can make them into blocks! never tire of seeing your lovely art.
Glad your feeling better
hugs Lynn