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Friday, 25 November 2011

PPF - Pandora and Robbie........

Hi, have scheduled this as have to go to the Opticians early to pick up my new glasses, but will be back later.


I think I have finished Pandora now...........hmmmm......still not sure but have hung it up anyway.  The conversation last week at Paint Party Friday went along the lines of whether we varnished our pictures or not......To be honest I cover mine with Modge Podge Gloss, its cheap and does the job and as they are for my amusement only, I don't think it really matters, does it?

Hope you can see the small changes that have been made, the parts that look like sludge on the top part of her dress is really gold paint, but it refuses to be photographed, such a nuisance as the gold reflects beautifully.

.........also must thank Victoria Pettella who is a fabulous artist.  Victoria  gave me lots of terrific tips with this painting and am most grateful.  Her blog is called The Dreaming Palette and her paintings are fantastic.  http://studiovictoria.blogspot.com


This little Christmas Robin is called Robbie who is not really very happy............aaaaaaahhhhh -  guess what his mother knitted him for Christmas...........yep a bobble hat, whereas he really wanted a Red Sparkly Hat to match his new boots........... a page from my Sketch book, done with Watercolour Pencils, white gel pen and Stickles.

Have never drawn a bird before so another first for me.................may well be my last............lol

Will come and visit you all when I get back later in the day.  Meanwhile I hope you visit the fab artists over at the Paint Party.  Have a terrific weekend especially my American friends as its their Thanksgiving and take care of yourselves, Hugs Annette xx

72 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Wonderful, Nettie, but really love the robin - great touch of humour there x

Anesha said...

Great paintings. I love your little robin, he is just so sweet. :)

craftattack said...

Nice work again Annette, the robin is really tweet, love his boots and hat! Valerie

Sandy said...

Oh wow wonderful Netty.
Gorgeous paintings.

Have a lovely weekend Netty. xoxo

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful painting Netty and I love little Robbie - he has real character. xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Pandora is beautiful, I really like the colours used, I love the robin fabulous drawing!
Kevin xx

serendipity said...

love the robin
hugs
joan in italy

Doreen said...

Gorgeous work as always Annette,I must admit that robin is pretty adorable.xxx

Sharon said...

Pandora is just beautiful Netty!!! Love the little "Robbie" - very cute and I like his knitted beanie!!!

FLO said...

Trop mignon le petit oiseau :)

Pointy Pix said...

Pandora looks fab - I love the ominous mist coming out of the box!

Your wee robin is so cute! I like the effect of snow you got with the gel pen.

hastingshall2 said...

Annette, your Pandora is beautiful. I think the gold shows up pretty well on my screen. And the robin is adorable. I can't do animals or birds to save my life. You are so fortunate to have that talented Victoria to give you hints. I love her style and really admire her terrific talent.
Faye

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Pandora is excellent and I can see the gold and looks wonderful ~ Love your first bird painting and his story ~ Adorable! ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

NatashaMay said...

Both Pandora and Robin look marvelous! :)

Christine said...

Pandora's beautiful all finished and I LOVE your Xmas robin, so cute!

Jennibellie said...

Shes turned out beautiful Nettie, I generally whatever is around to gloss my paintings, if at all, just go with the flow she'll tell you what she wants, thanks for sharing :)

donna said...

Oh I think you need to do lots of birds! He is so sweet. I think your Pandora is amazing. Her eyes are very intense and the background really makes her pop...hugs..Donna

La Abela said...

Pandora Robin looks great and very happy with his hat and red boots. Saludos

Leovi said...

Beautiful portrait, I love that color combination. The bird is super friendly.

laurie said...

pandora is beautiful, whats coming from her box, magic I think, your bird is perfect, I think his hat is lovely, but you know birds, never pleasing them right, lol, thanks for visitng today Netty, have a great day

Victoria said...

HUgs...you made my heart smile with such generous and kind thoughtful words! You are such a beautiful soul Netty!HUgs my friend!

your painting is gorgeous and amazing..i love seeing it transform!Pandora is absolutely stunning...such a powerful presence..awesome!!
I also adore the beautiful Robin..very striking and very gentle and full of spirit! thankyou for sharing more of your magic!
and thanks for touching my heart..I am so honored!
HUgs
victoria

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely pieces Netty and I love the robin. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous colours on them both and I feel rather sad for poor Robby, maybe Santa will give him a sparkly hat for Christmas.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda] xoxox

wednesday said...

No! This can't be your first and last bird! He is so cute. I love his expression, and everything from his hat to his boots.

Daniele said...

ohhhh I love his bobble hat, and those boots are adorable
hugs

Anne said...

So cute - love the boots!!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Love the pandora colours and robin in cute, I like his back story!

trisha too said...

Pandora is sweet, and the robin is too cute, Netty!

Happy Weekend to you, too!

:)

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Pandora looks great and I varnish with whatever is on hand... as long as it is non-yellowing I'm in... the joy of watercolours is no varnishing and sealing actually... so they suit me even better xx

Tracey Potter said...

Both very beautiful artworks, the little robin made me smile. I like how Pandora has come up. Happy PPF! xx

P.s new glasses are always great!

Meggymay said...

Pandora has turned to a real beauty. Love the robin and his cute wellies.
Yvonne x

Von said...

Pandora's eyes really are quite mesmerising Annette :)
Have a good weekend and hope the cold continues to get better
Hugs Von xxx

RobanStudio said...

Hi Nettie. Pandora came out beautifully! Love the look on her face. Your little robin is so sweet. I like the hat his mother knitted him. Very sweet. Hugs xo

Jenny said...

Oh Nettie... just love Pandora and Robbie... he is too cute... gorgeous paintings...

Have a happy day
Jenny x

Ali Manning said...

Pandora is beautiful and Robbie is a real cutie!

Hybrid J said...

Lovely artwork full of magic ... well done!

Diana Evans said...

love the Pandora and the bird with the snowflakes....how sweet!!!! wonderful work Annette!!!

EVA said...

Pandora turned out beautifully! And I love your little robin, reminds me of my Spring Robin header I just took down.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Sweet looking bird.

Gloria said...

Love your bird with the boots, darling. Nice work. Pandora rocks! Hope your glasses fit good. Happy PPF!

Electra said...

I do hope Robbie isn't your last, because I think he is delightful!

Evelyn said...

That's a great first birdie. He is cute. Love your snow too.. Happy weekend, Ev

khushifairy said...

hahahaha, cute.
but draw the legs of this little birdie a bit thick..
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Cheryl said...

oh these are super paintings,hun,really adore that robbin he is super,hugs cherylxxxxx

coops said...

these are stunning netty.i love pandora, the colours are gorgeous and fab robbie, i love his sparkly boots :D

xx coops xx

BlackPumpkin said...

Theya er soooo lovely!

Linda R. said...

Hello my sweet friend. You painting looks amazing.. Love how it turned out.. And I do believe Modge podge is perfectly OK.. Thats what I use. Then again I not a real artist.. Your little robin is adorable..

Hugs, Linda

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab pieces! Love the little boots on the birdie!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful painting Annette, what a shame the gold didn't come out, I bet it's gorgeous:0) The little robin's very cute, Have a lovely weekend. Oh! I hope you can see better now LOL Gay xxx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love your paintings, specially the little funny robin.
Have a nice weekend, hugs Anja

shedreamsofthesea said...

Pandora is gorgeous, very magical and Robbie is the sweetest!

Heidi said...

I love your robin:)
Beautiful work again.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Mandy said...

love your work..that robin really made me smile...thankyou...xxx

Jan Hennings said...

Netty...these are both gorgeous!

ThisTinder said...

That's your first bird?!?! Fantastic!! It's too bad the gold doesn't photograph well on your first one, would love to see it in person!

Paper Paradise said...

Hi Netty. Loving the paintings. You certainly are an all rounder and seem to be able to do anything crafty! Thanks so much for the comment on my blog. I have neglected it lately but was so happy to receive your comment. Thanks it is appreciated. Sue x

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Sorry, had to delete 2 duplicate comments, I'm a bit rusty with blogging at the minute. Sue x

Terry said...

Love the booties on the robin!! Both are just fabulous! Have a great weekend!

Elisa said...

Love your final masterpiece of Pandora.. Great outcome! Robbie is looking adorable:)

Nicola said...

Ohhh I love Pandora, I love how the pink mist swirls around her and Robbie is too cute, love that little hat!! :0) xoxo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh, Netty, how wonderful. Love your little Robbie.

bondearte said...

Great paintings. I love your little robin , fabulous drawing!
Congrats
Paulo

Martina2801 said...

Pandora and litte Robbie are fantastic, dear Netty!
So lovely paintings!
Have a nice sunday my dear friend.
Hugs
MARTINA

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Robbie is sooooooooo sweet and Pandora came out fantastic...as I am an Optician, I would love to see a pic of your new glasses!!!!
cheers, dana

Mary C. Nasser said...

Congratulations on finishing Pandora!
I love Robbie the Robin, too!! :)

All the best,
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Netty,
Lovely painting dear.I adore your little Robin too.Sorry I have not be able to visit much. We are in the process of a long distance move and things are crazy. Hoping January will be better and we will be all set. take care dearie, gerri

Geckostone said...

Pandora is just gorgeous! And Robbie is adorable, I love the knit hat and the texture in the background, awesome!Deb

Daniele Valois said...

i seriously love this bird!!!

Andrea C said...

Love your little robin and your painting x

Linda64 said...

beautiful artwork Netty!!