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Friday, 30 September 2011

Woo Hoo its Paint Party Friday

Hi, its Paint Party Friday again, one of my favourite days of the week.  The party is hosted by the lovely Kristin and Eva.  The best bit is I get to see lots of lovely artwork from beginners like myself to professionals, so its a total feast for the eyes.

When I first started Art Classes, last year,  it was my aim to produce something half decent to use on cards, tags etc., because I just cannot afford to buy all of those lovely stamps to play with.  So have taken the plunge and used a glossy copy of one of my portraits on a card which is going to a blogging friend.  Its not quite finished yet as the greeting has to be added.  Just hope she likes it. 

This is where I had got to with this particular acrylic painting last week..............and

now I am nearly finished, just a bit of touching up here and there with some highlights to be added. Still not sure about that mauve dress..........so any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Hope you have all  been enjoying this wonderful weather we are having in the UK.  Am not sure if I will get much free time to paint this coming week as know its going to be a busy one, with one thing and another. Just hope the hospital doesn't  decide to do my Catscan before we go on holiday at the end of the week, but I guess thats hoping too much..........lol  

Thank you for popping in and giving me your wonderful support.  Take care of yourselves and have fun creating.  Hugs Annette x

PS  Just came back to tell you since I posted this I spilt a whole cup of hot coffee over my wireless modem, am hoping it will dry out.......thank goodness I held onto my old modem, it may not be wireless but at least it works............thought I was going to be off line so am very relieved I'm not........xx

83 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow Netty your newest creations are great.
Amazing painting art. Love them all.

Have a lovely weekend. xoxo

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful painting and your card is gorgeous, I'm sure the recipient will love it. xx

Sue said...

Netty your painting are absolutely amazing, you have such a talent x

craftattack said...

The card looks fantastic, and your garden pic is progressing very well! Hugs,
Valerie

Ephemera said...

What a beautiful card you friend will love it, the portrait is so serene, and your impressionist painting is stunning. XX

McCrafty's Cards said...

Love the lady on the card, and your painting is really coming on, love the scene.
Kevin xx

Steph said...

lovely artwork, Netty!! Happy PPf!!

NatashaMay said...

Reall love the red touches on the painting. Beautiful! And so is the portrait in the card. :)

Dezinaworld said...

Wow these are all beautiful Netty, your work is so inspiring and your painting is beautiful
I have some lovely French freebie images on my Dezinaworld blog today. pop by if you get the chance and have a wonderful weekend
hugs June x

Carol Q said...

Netty - I envy anyone who can paint and you certainly can. very clever.

Doreen said...

All your work is stunning Annette,I am sure your friend will love the card you have made.xxx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very creative work and your friend will love the card! ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) HPPF ^_^

Healing Woman said...

I really like how you embellished your card to friend. Inexpensive but very, very creative. As far as your painting goes...Wow! It is a Monet look alike (with your own style as central) I love the nostalgic look and feel of this painting. Bravo!

Lesley said...

Always love when artists show the progress shots. If you are unsure of the dress, walk away for a day or so and re-look at it. Sometimes a little 'space' between creates answers. Enjoy the weekend!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Annette! Beautiful..I love your work so much..always wonderful coming here..I love your art and the spirit in it and the way it makes me feel...it enchants me and takes me to a different time and place.....super wonderful creations!
Shine on friend
victoria

wearestampers said...

Your painting looks great Annette! You've come a long way in just a week! Pretty portrait card too, I'm sure your friend will love it!!
Pam

hastingshall2 said...

The WIP is just fabulous and I agree, it's just about "there". Also, the idea of duplicating your own paintings to use on cards is such a great idea. This card is certainly a gorgeous example. I think you can quit calling yourself a beginning painter. Faye

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Annette, These are the paintings I was referring to, simply gorgeous:0) Gay xxx

Terry said...

Netty, your friend will love this! Your painted art is always fabulous! Have a great weekend!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Just gorgeous Netty and what a special gift for your friend to receive.

wednesday said...

That card is just gorgeous! Your friend will love it. And the new painting is great...very Georges Seurat.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful paintings, you have the gift to produce such beautiful creations. Yvonne x

Mary C. Nasser said...

Great layers.
Your newest creations are wonderful!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

RobanStudio said...

Hi Nettie :-) Your card is wonderful and your friend will love it, especially because it's from you. Your painting is coming along great. I like the mauve dress, it draws me right into the painting. Maybe a little shadowing to define the figure is all you need to do. I hope you will be allright with respect to your catscan. Hugs xo ~ Rhonda

Joni Nickrent said...

Wonderful card...your painting is starting to pop...love it! So much energy and beauty! POP ART MINIS

Von said...

How wonderful to be able put your own art work on a card Annette it;s beautiful :)The painting is surpber but if you wanted to change the colour of the dress maybe purple would be good
Keep up the good work :)
Von xxx

Ayala Art said...

I'm sure your friend will love the card! And the painting is looking great. Hope your modem is fine! I had a computer drama not long ago and I was glad to have the old portable!

Martina2801 said...

Lovely work, dear Netty! I do enjoy seeing your artwork here.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Wishes
MARTINA oxo

Carola Bartz said...

Lovely idea to create cards using your own art work instead of stamps etc. The acrylic painting turned out beautifully.

Christine said...

I'm sure your friend will love your card. Nice to see your WIPs come to life.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

So amazing dear Netty,
your garden party looks a little bit like Renoir or Monet, really fantastic.
Have a nice weekend,
hugs Anja

donna said...

I have spilled water onto my keyboard twice and both times they were toast.Glad you have better news. I like the mauve dress. I think it looks great with all the green. Lovely painting. It is such a tranquil scene. I think it is fantastic that you have used your art for your card. It makes it so personal. I love your layering too. hugs..Donna

Megan said...

I love where you're going with the painting! I make my own cards, tags, and decorate inexpensive bags to save money too :)

Theresa said...

Such a lovely card! & loving your painting. Can't wait to see it done!
Happy PPF!

Scarlet said...

Beautiful! I love your painting, and I'm sure Renoir would, too. It's absolutely beautiful! Your card is so elegant and creatively put together. Very nice work!

Jennibellie said...

Beautiful creations Netty, very lucky re: the coffee, so something I would do lol tfs, Jenny

shedreamsofthesea said...

I love your garden scene, it's so peaceful and lovely.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wish I could paint like this, fabulous pieces of art Netty. Tracy x

KAT said...

wonderful ! I like what you are doing with your art..I love the texture and the feeling of the painting

happy autumn

- KAT -

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Your friend will love the card and the painting is coming along great!!!! I want to sit in on the conversation!
cheers, dana

Brenda Brown said...

Such talent Annette, fabulous card and great painting.
Have a wonderful weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Robin Panzer Art said...

OH Gosh Netty, hope your wireless modem recovers! Lovely painting, it's fun to see the progression! Happy Paint Party Friday!
~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Mary Hysong said...

Love your little card and the vintage looking lady; The garden party is coming along great too. I think that mauve dress is fine; what is it that you don't like about it? Thanks for stopping by my place, Happy PPF!

Arlene said...

Netty, Your friend will love the card, lovely. Thanks for stopping by to see my art.

Becca said...

Hi Netty! Wow, I think your painting looks professional! It's really coming along nicely. I love the colors you've chosen and all the texture. Happy PPF!

Linda R. said...

I always love seeing your paintings my friend.. They look awesome..

Hugs, Linda

SHERI C said...

LOVE LOVE the first piece with the mixed media. Superb! Hapy PPF!

trisha too said...

Very fine, Netty--I always like to see what you're up to in the studio!

:)

Carolyn said...

Hi Annette, I've been off line for a week or so with family visiting so I missed a lot of your creative pieces. Your art is progressing nicely and your friend will love what you have created. I'm so impressed because I can't draw at all. I'd be lost without stamps and the computer to print out images.

Keep up your art lessons; they are definitely working for you and thanks for your visits to my blogs.

Carolyn

Leovi said...

Beautiful image, I love those beautiful laces together.

Gloria said...

Hi Netty. Your paintings are absolutely amazing. I love them. Happy PPF!

laurie said...

oh Netty you are just so talented.I know just what you mean about not wanting to spend a lot of money on supplies,, I try to keep things simple also,, I dont have an income where price is no object.I love these peices very much.

Nicola said...

Hi Netty, I love your work this week, your card looks beautiful with your print of your gorgeous girl!!! Love it! And that painting is stunning, I LOVE how you did the flowers they just pop right off the page. It reminds me of a Monet beautiful work! :0)

art2cee2 said...

The card is fantastic with just the right touches...and your painting is lovely.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful creations again. Love your painting.

Elisa said...

Annette, great card and very beautiful creation of the painting.. I love it very much. The mauve dress can have some light pink polka dots or laces perhaps around the dress or just below it. This is perfect to hang on the living room. Carry on! Harmonythoughts

Daniele said...

wow another goodie, you'll need a gallery for all these painting you've done
hugs

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Annette firstly good luck with the cat scan hope all goes well for you. Your ppf has come along beautifully the added flowers give it a whole new dimension . As for the card it is perfect your friend will adore it. Sorry to hear about the old modem sure it will be fine , glad you have a back up. Have a wonderful weekend.

Marie

WrightStuff said...

Every painting you just keep getting better and better.
Weather is amazing isn't it? Need to get out there this morning :)

Sharon said...

Your card looks great Netty!! And love your painting too! So talented!

Amish Stories said...

I was just passing through and thought id stop and say hello. Have a very nice weekend everyone. Richard from the Amish community of Pennsylvania.

Giggles said...

Netty both wonderful. I loved watching the transition of the your acrylic. Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs Giggles

creatingme said...

The card is so lovely, and that painting...wow~!

Teri C said...

Wow Netty, they turned out beautiful.

Gerri Herbst said...

Dear Netty
Im back and finally getting to see what you've created. Just love your paintings today especially the first one of the lady.I will look at your previous posts so I can catch up.take care my friend, gerri

Fallingladies said...

thanks for all the positive comments, I like your impressionist style work this week!

Geckostone said...

Netty your card came out beautiful and your painting is just AWESOME!!!! I love how the colors are coming out, including the mauve dress, its perfect! Thank goodness about the spare modem, eeeeeks!Deb

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

what a lovely card for your friend and your painting looks fantastic. I like the "mauve", it contrasts nicely with the reddish orange flowers. great job... hope your modem survives!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love your newest piece! Wonderful to watch the progression of the bottom piece!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Hi Nettie,

Love your painting. The mauve dress is fine. The only suggestion that I would make, and I'm still a novice, is to add some dramatic shadows - from the people and/or fabric folds. I am still working on doing that with my work. One of my watercolor teachers told me that and I'm passing it on.

Thanks again for stopping by and enjoying my "little boy."

I don't know how you manage to keep up with the painting, creating, and responding to blog comments. I can't keep up and I don't have nearly the #'s commenting as you do!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

So very cool to see the process.

Chris @ my arty attempts said...

Dear Netty, you are definately not a beginner artist. I think what you are doing is fabulous!
Gasp!!! I hope your computer is okay after that spill.
Chris xo

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Beautiful painting Netty and a very beautiful card. love that style.
lovely greet
Marja

Lucy Edmondson said...

Your painting is wonderful. You are so talented,

Lucy x

toadinaboat.com said...

That card is so much more beautiful than anything you could have stamped. I know your friend will love it. The acrylic painting has come a long way since last week! It's looking good!

Femmy said...

fantastic!!

Cheryl said...

oh hun these are simply stunning the card is just brilliant,love it,sorry taken me a while to get to you hun hugs cherylxxxxx

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful Netty! Wow, I always love seeing your painting. Kim

Andrea C said...

Netty these are freaking fantastic. You should open up a wee etsy shop, it is as easy as opening up a blog. xx

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Such lovely work Netty! I am sure your friend will adore her card. It is always so much more meaningful when it is handmade. I love your other painting too! I wonder what they are talking about?? :)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I'm ashamed to say I'm just now doing the PPF rounds for last week- it's been a crazy time around here! But I am SO very glad I made it, 'cause this is beautiful- I absolutely LOVE it! I'm one of those folks who really likes seeing the process others take, and I loved seeing the small changes and improvements you've made along the way. I hope you have it prominently displayed in your home as well as using it for a card, because you need to be able to admire it daily!
xo
Stephanie

Marjie Kemper said...

This is so beautiful! I love that you showed us the earlier stage... I had no idea that's how painting is done! It's amazing the layers and stages and wow that filled in bush/shrubs in the background is superb.

Kristin Dudish said...

Oooh wow - I love what the addition of the red does to your painting... Beautiful! (Glad to hear that you were able to work around the coffee spill!)

xo
Kristin