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Friday, 4 November 2011

Works in Progress for Paint Party Friday

Hi, having missed Paint Party Friday for a couple of weeks and not wanting to miss another one I am showing works in progress.

This is a canvas measuring 16 x 17 the biggest yet have attempted.  I only started the drawing of it yesterday and am already having problems with the hands, so they most definitely have to be changed, the little finger looks as if its fractured...........lol  It's Pandora's Box and will be done in acrylics.

Not sure if you remember Myrtle but I have been reworking this and adding extra colours, but its still not finished.  Am beginning to think I have more unfinished paintings than finished ones...................

Thank you Kristin and Eva for being such great hosts of the party.  Am so looking forward to seeing everyones contribution to this great Art Party.  Wishing you all a terrific weekend, Hugs Annette xx

74 comments:

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Netty I do believe that this paintingg will come round. Your second one is lovely with beautiful colors. I am wondered how you will finish it.
Lovely greet and nice weekend
Marja

Nicks said...

oh join the club, i have loads of unfinished projects - not paintings though cos i cant paint! perhaps if you put her hands in plaster the fracture may mend?? LOl xx

Diane said...

It's great that you let your paintings tell you what they need--eventually you will just know when they're finished.
Love the Pandora's box!

rajns (carolyn) said...

Hands are tough. My very artistic daughter redoes her sketched hands more than she does any other part of a body. Really love how your colors are working with Myrtle!

Sunshineshelle said...

More finished than unfinished, I can relate to that ;) I have missed a few PPF's too so glad to see we are both back on track, love these too, well done & see ya next week :) Happy PPF!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I like the colours on the second one Annette, and the drawing is a brilliant start, you only need a little adjustment to the fingers, I am looking forward to seeing it painted.
Kevin xx

NatashaMay said...

Loving your pieces. Sketch looks fab! :)

JKW said...

I never like what I do, then put it away for awhile (like I do my writing) and when I come back to it, I can see it in the correct perspective. Everyone else thinks it's great. Blessings, Janet PPF

Healing Woman said...

Very good beginning Netty. I predict that now that you are working large, you will never go back.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful creations ~ Love WIP's ~ always something to create ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

craftattack said...

Lovely work again Netty! You will get those pictures finished sooner or later, I am sure! Valerie

wearestampers said...

More great works in progress Annette! The Pandora's Box looks like it will be fabulous when done! Have a super weekend!
Pam

laurie said...

oh such great beginnings,, are we ever finished,, I have to say I keep going back to my work, when I worked in oils or acyrilics,, sometimes more times than i wished because I would sometimes go to far,, I can't do it now with watercolors,, I can't wait to see the reveal of Pandorras Box,, they are both amazing as usual.

Doreen said...

Gorgeous works in progress Annette,can't wait to see the sketch finished.xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

I have more unmade projects than made ! my desk is full of them. Its a bit like handbags i buy so many and then never use them and then one day the perfect occasion arises and I am so glad i have them ! the hands look fine to me but as you say its work in progress and all will be revealed in the fullness of time.

Marie

Ayala Art said...

Great WIPs both of them! I know what you mean by the unfinished ones! This year I have been finishing a bunch too, just to practice if nothing else lol

hastingshall2 said...

A great start on your large canvas, Netty. And I love the colors in the lower one. It looks just about finished.

Geri Centonze said...

Love the start on the large canvas...looking forward to see where you go from here.

Von said...

Off to a wonderful start Annette :) and Myrtle will whisper in your ear when she'd ready
Happy painting and a happy weekend to you
Von xxx

Patti J said...

Myrtle is gorgeous! Beautifully done, Netty...I can't wait to see the finished canvas of Pandora's Box! Thanks for sharing :)

donna said...

I am looking forward to watching this one progress. Good luck getting the hands just so. Have a great weekend..Donna

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful WIPs!
Wishing you a terrific weekend, too!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Pointy Pix said...

glad you're back Netty! I know what you mean - hands are so hard to draw, but I think yours are looking good so far.

1CardCreator said...

Love your Myrtle, she is looking lovely! I could not even draw a finger let alone a fractured one, don't beat yourself up dear, looks like it will be lovely.

shedreamsofthesea said...

I always enjoy your works in progress, the sketch looks great so far.

Lisa Somerville said...

Always fun to see your progress on Paint Party Friday!

Teri C said...

I can already see the beauty in this sketch. Good to see you back.

Denise said...

Netty,So pleased to find you at the painting party.Thank you for visiting me and your kind words.You look like your having a grand time drawing and painting.Very nice work.I'm having such a wonderful time at his point in my life with art for the first time.-Denise

Sadee Schilling said...

Hands are so hard to draw, aren't they? But I love your progress so far!

Jingle said...

Your painting is looking lovely!

Daniele said...

another Friday and another fabbie piece of art.
hugs

Tracey Potter said...

I love your work in progress/ drawing of the lady with Pandora's box. It's off to a great start!

Hands can be frustrating, I know!

I've done a blog post about it you may find interesting.

http://traceypotterartist.blogspot.com/2011/07/painting-hands.html

Happy PPF! Great to see you are back into it!

xx

Janet said...

Unfinished projects are everywhere in my studio! I think you're off to a good start with your drawing. Hands are a nightmare for me.

joanna said...

Hi Netty! you do a much better job on hands than I do! these are great!
have a great weekend :))

trisha too said...

It's always such fun to see everyone's paintings, you all make me want to play along with you, Netty!

:)

Martina2801 said...

Great creations, Netty! Love the Sketch!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

working big has its own challenges and I am sure most of us can sympathise with you there... I only attempt it on school holidays when I can get time at it and not be hampered by school drop off and pick up, and it always takes the first week to get used to working big again... hang in there it will be great when you are done xx

wednesday said...

Nice to see someone else has lots of WIP's...mine drive me a little mad too.

Can't wait to see how Pandora comes along.

Fuchsia said...

Now catching up with all mine Netty LOL
Keep going x

Victoria said...

Wow...your newest sketch stirs my soul..it is beautiful..i cannot wait to see it finished..yay..beautiful work my friend! Love this piece too..gorgeous!You are a shining star...and i look forward to visiting your realm always!
Happy wkd to you!
Victoria~

Sharon said...

Can't wait to see the finished projects Netty - they look great!

Meggymay said...

Love your work in progess, you will get them finished I'm sure. Have a good weekend. Yvonne x

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Of course I remember Myrtle- I LOVE that strip of pinky-vermillion you added around the perimeter- a stroke of brilliance! And I can't wait to see Pandora's Box with some color in there, it's going to be GREAT!

Fliss said...

Lovely artwork as always Netty and looking forward to seeing your finished canvas.
Great gingersnap creation too.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Christine said...

your WIPs have a bit of mystery to them! Love it.

Jennibellie said...

I've unfinished projects from when I was at school lol but your creations are beautiful at all stages, hugs xx

Anne said...

I love all the texture in the orange and the blue, it's wonderful!

peggy gatto said...

I can't wait to see your new canvas!!!
I always love seeing what you are up to!!!

Chris Arlington said...

Looks like it is going to be another beautiful painting.
Have a great weekend, Chris

Lynn Stevens said...

Well Netty at least you've only missed weeks! I've missed months! ugh.... nice start on your newest piece.
Thanks for entering my giveaway and I put you in for the bonus stamps draw!
hugs Lynn

A Dancing Mango said...

She is very pretty.. and hands are hard to do!
Cant wait to see it finished.♥

Linda R. said...

I love seeing your work in progress. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
And your second one look beautiful..

I hope you have a great weekend my friend.. Hugs, Linda

Terry said...

Netty, we all have those unfinished projects! I have this beautiful Peacock that just needs maybe two hours of work!! Your paintings are always a treat! So much talent! Happy Weekend!

Elisa said...

Very beautiful WIP Netty! It's great to know that you are having some time off in creating some paintings. Keep it up! Elisa from harmonythoughts

Cheryl said...

oh these are great hun,just love the second one those colors are devine,hugs cherylx

Theresa said...

Two! O lucky girl your muse is visiting you!

Heidi said...

More great work in progress!
You are so talented:)
Can't wait to see the sketch finished.
Have a lovely weekend, hugs:)

KAT said...

lovely start to these ...I look forward to seeing more as it progresses. you have a great talent

- KAT -

Robin Panzer Art said...

Really enjoy wathcing your work in progress! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #10 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

bohemiannie! art said...

Hands are difficult for me to do, but with all this encouragement...you should have NO problem. Both of your paintings are looking really good!

Anesha said...

The sketch is looking great and really loving the colours in your painting. Thanks for the visit. :)

inkstitch said...

Wonderful WIP's! I love that you just let them speak to you as you work and rework.. Happy PPF!

creatingme said...

very nice start, and I love this second painting!

Gwen Hughes said...

Your work in progress has amazing eyes...don't worry about her little finger. How do you get both eyes the same size??...that's my biggest problem in doing faces.
Gwen

Linda64 said...

Beautiful!! Hugs

Carol said...

I always have trouble with the hand too. You'll get there. That second one really POPS!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi Netty! I'm liking Pandora's Box already! you are so funny... a fractured finger ;)

I love Myrtle. I totally understand about feeling like everything is a wip.. I feel the same.

xx Jaime

Gerri Herbst said...

Love your work in process! Your Pandora painting is fabulous too. Glad to see uou at PPF again!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Netty, fantastic paintings again.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hiya Annette, Lovely to see your paintings whatever the progress, it's the process that's the fun anyway, isn't it?:0) I love joining you on your journey and these are fab, I love the colours in Myrtle and your Pandora looks wonderful. I particularly like her hair and face, Have fun, Gay xxx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh I always have problems with my hands! One time I made a canvas and the arm and hands reminded me of thalidomide babies! Don't worry about the unfinished, I like to have several works in progress so I can pick and choose what to work on depending on my mood and the time I have on hand! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Terri Kahrs said...

Isn't it funny how we find ways to "improve" our completed works?!?!? This piece promises to be beautiful, Netty! BTW - thanks for all of your warm wishes! It's so good to be back on-line! ♥ Hugs, Terri xoxo

toadinaboat.com said...

I think this is off to a very good start. I love the soft shape of her hair. I'd make the lower hand a little larger. She's going to be beautiful!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Hands are the hardest! I am always trying to make them look right. :) I love your sketch. Looking forward to seeing it finished!