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Friday, 9 September 2011

' Taking the Plunge' with Paint Party Friday

Hi, hope you have all had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend.  If the weather stays nice we are off to the Harpole Scarecrow Festival, which is a brilliant event, the entire village takes part and all the money raised is given back to the Community for various projects and causes.

Its Paint Party Friday again kindly hosted by Kristin and Eva, its a party to show your artwork and a chance to see a wonderful array of paintings by some terrific artists, plus beginners like me.  A very friendly and great support group.

This painting is very nearly finished.  I found a picture in a magazine and wanted to try and paint it in my own style, have painted it in acrylics.

Am also showing my first ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals), this is also painted in Acrylics and would like to paint some more of these showing the different seasons.  Although to paint on something so small was quite difficult to do, well it was for me.........lol

Thank you for visiting me and giving such great support, I very much appreciate it.  Will be back this evening to visit your wonderful work.  Take care, hugs Annette x

83 comments:

Suze Bain said...

These are really great. Fabulous colours in the little painting and the lady in the pool is beautiful. Her face and skin are gorgeous! xx

Sunshineshelle said...

Netty, yeah your first aceo (they are addictive) & I love your 'plunge' the colour makes me want to dive in too! Happy PPF!

Anesha said...

Fab painting, love the lady in the water. :)

Sandy said...

These are so beautiful.
Fantastic painting art. I love them.
Have a lovely weekend Netty. xoxo

NatashaMay said...

These both look gorgeous!I find people in watter pericularly hard to paint. You did a great job.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Both are wonderful paintings! Wow! ~ thanks ~Happy PPF ~ Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Netty I lov your paintings very much, but the second one is marvelous. Such a beauty details and colours. Gorgeous.
Lovely greet Marja

wearestampers said...

Wonderful work Annette! The eyes of the lady are fabulous, and love the colors in the second one!
Pam

Healing Woman said...

Water scenes such as the one you painted, are very hard to do. You have mastered it!

Hybrid J said...

Such wonderful blue for the water scene ... just calming. Well Done!

Patti J said...

Netty, these are both fabulous. Girl, you have such a talent! Wow - amazing! LOVE the lady in the water. She looks real enough to touch! And I can't believe the second project is so small - you are incredible!

Linda R. said...

You have done it again my friend.. these look wonderful.. Hope you have a great weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous pieces of art Netty, love the lady in the water, love her face. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x

PetraB said...

Your paintings look so amazing and I thought the lady in the pool that's be you .....

art2cee2 said...

they are both wonderful and I love your ACEO. I love working small and use a magnifying glass as I work. :-)

Megan said...

Love your lady in the water... beautiful colors :) I personally find it harder to paint on larger canvasses, but it's great that you're comfortable with them! Have a great weekend :)

Christine said...

gosh she's beautiful, you've done a good job with the water. I love ACEOs now that I've started doing them. Nice!

Rosietoes said...

Super work as always Annette. You are so artistic and inspiring. TFS your journey with us.

Edna x

Annette said...

Wow your art work is getting better and better your so talented Netty xx

Kat Sloma said...

I love those art cards! The shape and color of the blue is a great contrast to the multi-color flowers (?) below. Your woman in the pool painting really has great eye contact too. I feel as if she is looking out at me! Happy PPF!

wednesday said...

I'm impressed with your painting of the lady in the pool, especially her arms under the water.

Von said...

Truley skillful work Annette :) beautiful !
Von x

Heather said...

i love your aceo - it's a great idea to do a seasonal grouping. i agree, it's hard to work that small! :) - happy friday to YOU!

1CardCreator said...

Both of these are gorgeous Annette! I love the blues in all your work, funny how I am always so drawn to it. Especially since pink is my favorite color.

Martina2801 said...

These are again fantastic, Netty! Great inspiration pieces!

Have a nice weekend my friend.
Hugs
MARTINA

Terry said...

Oh Netty! What a pretty face you gave her! Beautiful plunge! Have a blast at the festival and hopefully there will be some "free spirits."

Diana Evans said...

oh these piece are stunning!!!!! love your paintings!!! Happy PPF!!!

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness! It is just beautiful! xoox

Joni Nickrent said...

Wonderful work! love the plunge and the tie in to your post! :) The ACEO is popping with vivid and awesome color! Fun stuff! POP ART MINIS

craftattack said...

Lovely paintings Netty. I find it easier to paint *big* too! Valerie

Helen said...

I think you paint small beautifully! Both pieces though are wonderful.

RobanStudio said...

Hi Nettie! Your painting is great! I love her expression. Your ACEO is fabulous! I love doing them. You should join atcsforall.com and trade with other artists. Happy PPF! :-)

laurie said...

the painting of the woman is just glowing, you know she looks like she's in a pool, how the water cast such a beautiful glow in her eyes.The aceo card is beautiful as well.I started doing these as well so much fun,,I thinking trading these is also fun, have a wonderful day!

Claire said...

Oh my Netty, your paintings are stunning. I love the lady in the pool, you've really captured the light beautifully. I love your aceo too
Have a good weekend
Claire xx

Leovi said...

I love those wonderful blues tones full of magic.

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are fabulous Annette, I am loving the lady in the water.
Kevin xx

Daniele said...

ohhhhh loving the art Annette, wow a scarecrow festival......sound like fun
hugs

Heidi said...

They are both gorgeous!
Beautiful colours:)
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Meggymay said...

Two gorgeous paintings, the bathing lady is so beautiful. Have a good weekend. Yvonne x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Really great paintings Nettie - the lady in the pool is gorgeous.

Enjoy the scarecrows!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Hi Annette!! LOve them both..the woman gives me a feeling of serene peace and harmony..! Love the second too..very beautiful..the colors grab my heart. Yes...oh my..painting small is very hard for me too..you are brilliant at it..such a beautiful piece..feels like a dream meditation! Love it!

and yay..have fun at the festival...sounds super delightful!
HUgs and happy wkd
Victoria

KAT said...

the lady in the water is so pretty ...wonderful painting mu friend! I like the card too..it is hard to paint things small for me too. good exercise on doing little paintings and detail

Pointy Pix said...

two great pieces Netty. I love the girl in the pool - it makes me wish I was somewhere sunny and warm. Your ACEO is brilliant - you've really captured the sense of distance and persepctive with the tree trunks.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love both of these, especially the ACEO, it's really hard for too to work small and I love all the detail and movement you managed to get in there. Your lady in water is great too!

coops said...

these are fantastic netty.i really loev your painting of the water, its looks stunning ;D

xx coops xx

EVA said...

Both are lovely! Really like the girl in the water - beautiful!

hastingshall2 said...

Netty, your swimming lady is just gorgeous! I'm not ready for the weather to turn cold yet, so I'm still in summertime mode! Your ACEO is beautiful. I've done loads of ATCs but never painted one, that I remember. I think it would be very difficult. Do you know Jan? She paints ACEOs in acrylics. Her blog is From my Park Bench.

Faye

Esther said...

Fab paintings Nettie - especially love your ACEO, really pretty! Hope you enjoy the scarecrow festival..Esther xx

Dragon said...

Beautiful as always, Netty. Loving both these paintings... the water is everso well done
Frankie
xx

Dragon said...

Beautiful as always, Netty. Loving both these paintings... the water is everso well done
Frankie
xx

Carolyn said...

You are moving along with your painting and I'm amazed that you would attempt a portrait and it turned out fabulous, Annette.

trisha too said...

I can't do portraits AT ALL--nice, Netty!

:)

Joanna said...

Both are such beautiful pieces! I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous of your use of paints!!

xo Joanna

Gerri Herbst said...

Love your painting from the mag photo, you did put your own style spin on it. Love your little ATC too. I think you should do more...this example is wonderful. take care, gerri

Gloria said...

Love your aceo and your painting is fabulous Netty. The water looks great. I'm ready to hop in. Tee hee. Great job! Happy PPF!

Lynn Stevens said...

Netty you just keep getting better and better, Brilliant colors!!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog, We are so very proud of Josh!
Have a great time at the festival weather permiting!
Hugs Lynn

Heather said...

Every week I see you getting better and better!!! I love both of these pieces!! Well done Netty!

Cheryl said...

oh hun you are getting,so good at this,you really are so talented hun that lady is amazing her skin is just gorgeous,hugs cherylxx
have a great weekend hun xxxxx

Elisa said...

Very great work Annette! Lovely woman and lovely season. You are a talented artist! Keep it up! ~Elisa from harmonythoughts

florenceandfreddie said...

These are fabulous Annette. Love them both. Have a great weekend.
Regards Florence x

Marcia said...

beautiful tree picture! great job... happy ppf!

SHERI C said...

The eyes really grab your attention with the woman in water. I like the bold colors of your ACEO. Wishing youa great and Happy PPF!

Sharon said...

Netty your paintings are wonderful - I lvoe the girl in the water - I'm drawn to her face - just beautiful!

MarleneMAZ said...

Your painting is gorgeous! Her face is fabulous you really should not consider yourself a beginner :)
Hope you make it to the scarecrow festival.

Carola Bartz said...

The colors in your ACEO are so rich, it's beautiful!

shedreamsofthesea said...

wonderful work, I love how you captured the effect of water.

Dolly Daydreams said...

The lady in the pool is exquisite i do believe you are going from strength to strength. She has such a beautiful gaze an truly piercing eyes fantastic !


Marie

Annette said...

HI, how fun a Scarecrow Festival, I know you can get some great photos there. Really like your lady, just keep on keeping on . You know I find the smaller art is very hard to do, seems like anyway. Have fun this weekend. xo

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Fabulous work! Have fun with the ACEOs. :)

Doreen said...

Wow Annette two stunning creations.I have been having a good look at your blog and you have done some really beautiful work while I have been away.xxx

Mary Hysong said...

Wow, great stuff Netty! Love the look on the ladies face and her skin tone is great. The little flowers are bright and cheerful. Thanks for stopping by my place, Happy PPF!

Fallingladies said...

lovely work, thanks for sharing, the ACEO is great!

Geckostone said...

I love your first aceo! They are fun, aren't they?!!! Your painting from the magazine pic came out wonderful too! Deb

Carol said...

LOve your work! The ACEO is great, I love working in that size.

Theresa said...

Netty, Lovely work, the lady in the pool is especially gorgeous! Happy PPF! xo

Kristin Dudish said...

I am loving the beautiful blues in your pieces this week! I agree that painting so small can be quite a challenge, but you did it amazingly well :)

xo
Kristin

Andrea C said...

These are both beautiful Netty. I thought the first was watercolour, very cool that it is acrylics. I love your ACEO did you call it and can't wait to see the rest of the seasons xx

CAROL said...

Wow! Your paintings are wonderful Netty, the woman in the pool is so realistic x

JeanFB said...

Both are so beautiful - your painting is fabulous!

Annabelle said...

Wow Netty, these are so very lovely, adore the gal's eyes...blue like the water surrounding her but different. The little aceo is delightful and so whimsical.Beautiful work as always.

annabelle : )

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Annette, Fabulous paintings, I love the lady in the pool and the little ACEO is gorgeous:0)Great pics of the scaecrows too, so much fun, Hugs Gay xxx

Pam Tucker said...

Nettie, I LOVE your lady in the water. So beautiful! Such gorgeous work you are doing. She's awesome! And the water... it's all wonderful!

Ali Manning said...

Both pieces are beautiful, Netty!