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Friday, 2 September 2011

Woo Hoo, Its Paint Party Friday again......

Hi, have you had a week when everything you have touched has gone wrong.........well thats what my week has been like.  My paint and paintbrushes are totally working against me, am sure I heard them talking to each other and saying ''Oh No Not Her Again''...............what with this to put up with plus my creative Muse has cleared off I am not a happy bunny......................so am afraid my pieces today are not up to much plus they are still Works in Progress, or whatever the opposite of progress is because am not getting very far.......

Myrtle needs a little tweaking and then shells and beads will be added plus other bits and bobs

This ballet scene has caused me problems from the beginning so am putting it away until it can be sorted out, maybe next month if the paints want to play with me..............who can tell.

Oooh I sound such a moaner which is not like me at all.  But on the positive side I bought my first Easel yesterday and I love it.  The wood is so gorgeous.  So please girls at the Party I need wine and more wine to drown my sorrows..............lol

Hope you all have a terrific weekend and enjoy the sunshine.  Thank you for popping in and supporting me even when I have a bad week as your comments are bound to cheer me up.  Take care, Hugs Annette x

84 comments:

craftattack said...

Your paintings are coming along really well, don't be so hard on your little self! Happy PPF, Valerie

Cath Wilson said...

They're gorgeous, Netty - love what you're doing x

Zoechaos said...

I especially like the way the first picture is laid out and eager to see how this develops. Don't be hard on yourself you are painting to order because of your classes never easy. XOXO Zoe

Kristel said...

This is really amazing Nettie! Gorgeous!!
Hugs Kristel

Diane said...

Sometimes when we look too much at our paintings we can't get a good perspective. Both of these are coming along very nicely, and I think you'll think that way too with a fresh eye. I especially love Myrtle--very creative.

Brenda Brown said...

These don't look as though you are having problems Annette, the ballerinas are coming along beautifully and Myrtle looks like she is surrounded by cork. I find it very effective and pleasing to the eye.
Have a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

NatashaMay said...

Just get out some tequila it's more effective than wine and quicker, too. :) I love those WIP's. Don't worry, the muse is probably taking a bathroom break. She might've went for a smoke, too. But she'll be back don't worry. :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both coming along nicely, you are being to hard on yourself Annette,
Kevin xx

Junibears said...

There doesn't seem to be any problems there to me Nettie. Wish I could do as well! I think you're just being too hard on yourself. But we all get weeks when everything seems against us. Hope it's better for you next week my dear.
Hugs
June xx

wearestampers said...

I think both pieces are coming along quite well! The ballerina's are just fabulous, can't wait to see them finished!
Pam

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful. The ballet dancers look like the fantastic pictures of Edgar Degas, the Master Artist of ballet scenes!
Hugs Anja

laurie said...

oh Netty your work is just beautiful .A new easel wooo hoo ! Thats a celebration,, I remember the beautiful wood on my easel,, sadly its a bit splotched here and there now but that happens,, Happy Paint party friday!!

Helen said...

I love seeing WIP's as much as the finished paintings and these will be wonderful. When I get times like this I find it best to just leave the painting and do something else. Like watch other artists on you tube, read art magazines or go to places that inspire you. Look forward to seeing the finishes pieces. Happy PPF

Heidi said...

Don't be so hard on yourself!
They are gorgeous:)
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Heidi:)

The Woodwife said...

I have to say that the first one really looks good like a view into a mermaid grotto - I know it will be fantastic when it is done b/c you got the whole 3D effect going on there. As for the ballet dancers I am in love with that one - the dancers look great and I love the background in all the pastel colors like bubbles. Reminds me of a Degas painting only I like it better!!! If you ever put that one up for sale or create prints I want to know about it!!! It would also look great as a card. Don't change it too much - sometimes things are just done when they're done.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Paintings are lovely ~ My thought is that creating goes in cycles like everything else and what you may be going through is giving birth to something new in your painting and when that cycle is through then you will feel less agitated ~ Just my humble thoughts ~Thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Aw Netty..hugs..I am sorry you had a rough week! I love your works...they are Fabulous..the dancers lift my heart....so poetic and lovely....abd the first one..LOVE it..her face peering out from there..like she is from a portal.. wow!! Beautiful work! Shine on my friend!

I think you are being too hard on yourself! and your muse is not gone..she is just flying around finding new creative sparkles to surround you..you will awaken with a mist of new energy..just wait and see!I know it!!
HUgs
Victoria

SHERI C said...

Let your inner Happy Bunny come back! Both works are coming along very well. Wishing you a much happier art journey. Happy PPF too!

Lisa Somerville said...

Looks to me like your creative muse is still there! Fab paint friday projects!

WrightStuff said...

Netty - seeing your dancers reminded me that there's a Degas exhibition at the Royal Academy which starts soon!

Healing Woman said...

Oh yes, I've had those days and sometimes weeks! The ballerinas are looking really good Netty. Also, congratulations on winning some of Terri's lovely things!

Sandy said...

Oh wow Nettty your paintings are wonderful.
Fantastic work. Love them. xoxo

wednesday said...

Some days you just have to turn away from the paints and find something to fill up the creative well.

Giving myself permission to walk away when the art isn't working saves my sanity.

Carolyn said...

Hi Annette, I've missed your posts!!!

I like your ballerina piece so keep working with it because it is beautiful.

Carolyn

Carol said...

Both pieces have such soul... I can't wait to see what develops with each one.

Kim B said...

Well I think the ballet scene is super. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Kim

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Netti, so sorry to hear you had a bad week. Our Muses can play havock if they decide to go on holiday can't they? I totally know what you mean, though I must say, I don't think it shows in these lovely creations at all, please don't be too hard on yourself.
Hope you will have a great weekend and that next week you'll feel much better!!! Have fun with that new easle!

Linda R. said...

Your painting looks wonderful.. You are way to hard on yourself.. I am the same way.. Happy Friday my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Theresa said...

Yep, I have had one of those weeks, even gave myself a 3rd degree burn from a hot glue gun ouch! but am fine. Lovely work, take a break & go back, sometimes that is the key right! xo Theresa

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Netty, well I think you are making progress! But pass the wine anyway ;)

I love the ballet girls and the texture on Myrtle is beautiful.

Congrats on the new easel! May many a masterpiece be created on it :)

Joni Nickrent said...

Beautiful work...a wonderful "airy" feel...gorgeous! Happy PPF! POP ART MINIS

Daniele said...

I love the ballerina background, we all have days where everything goes wrong, actually thinking about it I have lots of days like that
hugs

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I personally really like both of these- especially the dancers! Sometimes I feel drained spiritually and it's hard to look at anything objectively! That's when the best thing to do is put it away for a bit- I bet you'll find that you like it a LOT more later!
x
Stephanie

Faye said...

The paintings are doing fine, Netty. The colors are gorgeous in both of them. Don't hide that lovely ballerinas painting too long. I love it.

Meggymay said...

You are so hard on yourself, those painting are looking great to me. Have a good weekend. Yvonne x

toadinaboat.com said...

I don't have any wine in the house but I have some chocolate I could share. :) I think these are both looking really good. I especially like the dotty background on the ballerinas. When you are in the mood to work on them they will probably practically finish themselves.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, you are amazing, Netty!!! So talented, my friend!!!
XO
Cindy

Christine said...

your wips look great to me. Sorry your week hasn't gone well, I hate weeks like that.

Pointy Pix said...

well, i think your wips look fine to me - I especially like the dancers and in particular the wonderful pointy background!! Don't be so hard on yourself - at least you did some art work - I've been finding excuses not to work on my pointy dog portrait for a couple of weeks now!

Catherine Denton said...

Enjoy your weekend and start again fresh Monday. A little bit of living always helps those paint brushes behave. ;)
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Geckostone said...

Oh Netty you are so wrong about things going wrong, both your paintings are looking absolutely wonderful!!!I especially love the first one, oh, the colors are soooooo beautiful ( I'm partial to turquoise though, ha!) and I am soooooo in love with the crackled background, oh yeah, thats what I'm talkin about! I wish I could get my lil liz to look like that! Very cool!!!! Hugs, Deb

Elisa said...

Annette, it's normal to feel that way sometimes. I have experienced the same too.. and it's frustrating! The best thing like you have just done is to just set it aside and work on something else. Sometimes there are things seeking your attention first:) Hope you have a great day!
Elisa of harmonythoughts.com

Rosie Kaplan said...

I know those no muse days. Taking a walk helps when I remember that it helps!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun your paintings are getting more and more detailed each time these are amazing hun you are clever bless you for your kind words you left on my blog hun meant a lot love hugs cherylxx

Femmy said...

gorgeous painting!

Leovi said...

Well, not so bad, I find them both wonderful. I'm sure you are getting what you want.

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Wonderful painting Netty. The ballet dancers are so marvelous. Love what your are making.
Have a nice weekend and greet
Marja

Kim Dellow said...

Oh Netty, beautiful work! Hope you give your brushes a good talking to to get them back on your side! :) Kim

Andrea C said...

Netty Netty Netty you are truly getting to be quite the little artist. These are amazing x

Terrie said...

I love Myrtle peeking through - it's off to a great start and I always liked the ballerinas - the poses seem so appropriate!

MaryN said...

I think your paintings are coming along well, too. We usually are our own worst critics. :)

But I have had weeks like that...however, it is usually during these weeks that I learn the most.

Thanks, too, for joining my art blog hop and posting the button on your site.
I really enjoy following your blog.

All the best,
Mary C. Nasser
http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

iamrushmore said...

May your muse see your new easel and come rushing back with a bottle of wine and an apology. Like all those that posted before me, I am NOT seeing the problems in your work! I am loving them, and all that great texture. I raise my wine glass to you (okay not right now since it's 10AM, but I'll raise it tonight, OK?)

ger chouinard said...

Netty, I LOVE your work, even when you think your tools are talking behind your back and your muse has taken off to run an errand! Hey, tell me about your easel! Which one did you end up getting, I was looking at making that investment too, but so many different kinds ...

Carola Bartz said...

I can definitely help you with the wine!!!
How lovely that you have an easel now - yay for you!

Kristin Dudish said...

Hi Netty! I think you're paintings are coming along wonderfully, but I can definitely relate to "one of those weeks"!

Please be kind to yourself and enjoy a glass of wine ;)

xo
Kristin

cottage art shop said...

Netty, problems or not your paintings are gorgeous! I have had a misbehaving can of sealer all week,lol!

Shar said...

Degas move over! Totally fab, Annette!

MarleneMAZ said...

Your paintings are still fabulous even though you feel like they did not go how you wanted. The main thing is that you still keep doing it. Hope you have a great weekend and come back all refreshed.

Fallingladies said...

I feel like I could use some wine too! but I still love the ballet dancers, the background texture is so pretty too!
-Andrea

Rachelle said...

For works in progress they look fabulous to me! I love Myrtle. She's precious!

Sunshineshelle said...

Nettie love the way you tackle some hard subjects & still get great results, I actually love the dancers - very Degas :)

shedreamsofthesea said...

I don't see any problems here! They both look lovely to me.

Sophia said...

Your paintings are lovely and I absolutely LOVE the ballet one. Oh gosh. LOVE ballet and haven't been able to dance since my major liver surgery almost 3 years. ago. :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Annette, Don't know what you mean I think they are progressing well, I particularly love the dotty texture on the ballerinas. Be kind to yourself:0) Hugs Gay xxx

Catherine... said...

I love what you've done so far...know what you mean though, when your not happy with something... just have to keep going and pooff it will all fall into place.... have a good week..hope the pooff voila moment happens this week.... :)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Your paintings are beautiful and both are progressing beautifully ! I'm feeling a bit lack lustre myself at the moment and sympathise as for the moaning being somewhat of an expert on the subject , your comments can not be considered moaning you are just expressing your feelings. Am sure your mews will return in no time at all.

Marie

Dragon said...

Woo the top one makes me think of a jewel crystal, like amethyst... they are lovely as they are and I am sure you will develop them beautifully
Frankie
xx

Gloria said...

Hi Nettie. Nice to see you. I love your dancing girls and you're doing a fantastic job. Yay!

Auroran Lauriel said...

Well, first of all, I completely understand what you are sharing here. We know what we want to create on the canvas and if it falls short and just goes in the "wrong" direction, it doesn't matter if others think what we made is beautiful, because we know it isn't where it will be, what we want it to be. And so, we keep working at it, or put it away for a while (as you have done) and work on something else.

OK, with that said, I am enjoying what you've shared here. The dancers are beautiful! The colors and execution are skillful. I'm fascinated with what you're doing with the first painting--has me thinking of a portal.

Terry said...

Wow there Netty! Your paintings are really more and more amazing! Love these and always look forward to your new addtions! Hugs!

Martina2801 said...

This is fantastic and beautiful, dear Netty!
Well done!

Annette said...

Wow Netty your paintings are gorgeous you clever girl xx

Sue said...

Your paintings are brilliant Netty, I havn't seen them in a while and I can really see how well you are doing x

Pam Tucker said...

Netty, I think the first painting is coming along very nicely. I'm curious to see where you take it. And I am in love with the ballerina painting already. It's gorgeous! Hugs to you!

Mary Hysong said...

Don't be so hard on your self, I think your paintings are coming along fine, especially like Myrtle she has a really mysterious look to her.Thanks for stopping by my place, sorry it's taking me so long to get around; just got home from Italy.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Nettie

I can't wait to see your paintings finished. Like everyone else I am going to say - don't be so hard on yourself.

take care hugs Ali x

Jolanda said...

your paintings are beautiful despite your fight with the paint!!

CuddlyBunny said...

I adore your art and have to say that I can't imagine what you're not liking about the ballet girls.

The piece's colors and textures are soft and beautiful; they mimic the wonderful light-stepping that your dancers clearly possess.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Well, I like the ballet one. Don't know what you thought would work out with that, but it really speaks to me of a quiet time backstage, before a curtain call. Lovely!
Rose

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Netty,
Wonderful paintings even if they are fighting you this week.Happy PPF dearie. Take care, gerri

Jan said...

Nettie...you are so talented and amazing!

2amscrapper said...

always love to stop by and see your art!

EVA said...

Here's a glass of wine!

I think they are looking very good (even without all the wine). Looking forward to seeing more when you are ready!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

They really look wonderful, the dancers are lovely....but have some wine anyway :) Congrats on the easel!