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Friday, 16 March 2012

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY is here again..............woo hoo

Hi, this is the first Friday of the second year at Paint Party Friday, all thanks to Kristin and Eva our great hosts.


After waking up at 3.00 in the morning and not being able to get back to sleep  -  reached for my sketchbook and Catherine was born.............I think she is of Irish descent............where did she come from?  Haven't a clue she just appeared.  Pencil drawn and painted in Acrylics............she needed freckles............have never done freckles before and they turned out  like chickenpox rather than freckles........... Catherine was not best pleased, so had to dab most of them out...........poor girl...........

Am off now to the Party and see what those fab artists have created............will be back later to check on my faithful and wonderful followers creations..........oooh am so lucky to know so many talented people.  Take care and have a great weekend, Hugs Annette x

78 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow she is a beuaty Netty.
Very impressive painting work. Love them.

Have a lovely weekend my friend. xoxo

Helen said...

Well, welcome to Catherine! Gorgeous painting again Netty.

Doreen said...

Beautiful,I love Catherine...stunning work Annette.xxx

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Netty - this is really beautiful and so realistic. Sorry you couldn't sleep, tho x

craftattack said...

Love Catherine! Valerie

Anesha said...

Fantastic painting. Love the hair and the eyes.

Jan said...

What fantastic use of a bout of insomnia Netty! She is fabulous. I love where you are going with your art. Have a good weekend x

Sharon said...

She's a beauty!! Great way to spend your time when you can't sleep!!

Linda R said...

WOW!! She is gorgeous my friend.. I need to get some tips from you!!
Always enjoy seeing your creations..

Happy PPF!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Catherine is a beautiful girl....
haven´t to have freckles..
my red hair daughter doesn´t have any ...
just a few in summer..LOL
I wish a wonderful weekend to you-
happy PPF and
it´s the same for me..I am so happy with this PPF .. great event!

Pam said...

Wow Annette this is fantastic! You did an amazing job on the details, the eyes, hair, shading, etc. Wonderful painting!!

Marjie Kemper said...

She's a beauty! Love her hair and eyes... stunning!

Victoria said...

Wow Annette!! She is wise,magical and fabulous..i love her piercing eyes..the texture of her hair..there is something about her..a powerful presence..like she has come from the mists!maybe she is your guide! she is stunning !
Hugs..get some sleep!
Victoria

Meggymay said...

Wow, she is so beautiful. A wonderful painting.
Yvonne x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Annette ~ She is wonderful ~ very well done face with such depth to her ~ so glad she appeared to you ~ what a gift! ~ thanks, namaste, Carol ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

kat said...

Hello Nettie, what a beautiful caltic creature, her blue eyes, they look real. Quite magical, love her, a delicate beauty!

Leovi said...

Wonderful face, I love the light and color, great picture!

Beadwright said...

I love those nights when there is no sleep. Some of he best art comes to life. Your Irish gal is beautiful.
Nicole/Beadwright

Ginny said...

Catherine is beautiful. I was immediately struck by her eyes. I wonder how she will celebrate St. Patrick's day. Have a great weekend.

Christine said...

what an Irish beauty, just in time for St Patrick's Day! Wonderful job Netty!

Debbie said...

Very nice work. Her eyes and skin are so beautiful. Great job!

Pointy Pix said...

Catherine is fab - definitely celtic in origina with that flaming red hair!

Becca said...

Catherine is very beautiful and I love her long red hair. happy PPF!

La Abela said...

You've created to Catherine, only in a few hours? your trabjas very fast and well. Saludos

Von said...

Stunning painting Netty !
Von x♥x

Diana Evans said...

Hi Annette!!!! wow this new painting looks amazing....love her hair!!!!

Gloria said...

She's great Netty. Wonderful job! Happy PPF!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Catherine is beautiful, fabulous work Annette.
Kevin xx

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Hey Netty,
I like her.Nice you can wake up to paint an Imagination lady. Perfect for St. Pattys.

Most Irish gals I know have the flare of the red hair.

Georgeous I say.

RobanStudio said...

Ah, the 3:00 am wake up call. I;m very familiar with that! great idea to get up and paint instead of trying to fight going back to sleep. Catherine is wonderful! Happy PPF Netty! :-)

Jingle said...

Very nice work!

hastingshall2 said...

I also am very familiar with the 3 a.m. wake up call. Netty, this is very beautiful and yes, she is definitely an Irish colleen. ♣
Faye

bohemiannie! art said...

Catherine is GORGEOUS! What a dream!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the intensity in her eyes!
Rinda

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Annette. Catherine is stunning. Her eyes and hair are amazing.
Have a great weekend.
Regards Florence x

BlackPumpkin said...

Beautiful eyes and hair. Welcome Catherine!

Lynn Stevens said...

TO just wake up and start creating art is amazing! I need my coffee first.
Catherine is beautiful even with her freckles! LOL.
Have a lovely weekend GF,
hugs Lynn

coops said...

wow she is gorgeous netty.i love her hair and stunning eyes :D

xx coops xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

She has such presence puts me in mind of Kate Middleton (as was) perhaps its that confident steady gaze. XOXO Zoe

Kathy Eddy said...

She is just beautiful!

Mary C. Nasser said...

She does look of Irish descent...just in time for St. Patrick's Day!
Wonderfully vivid colors.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Catherine... said...

Hi Netty, oh there must be something in the air, I'm wide awake at at 3am too...so annoying.. Love Catherine, she's gorgeous...but then I'm biased... :)

Ephemera said...

Fabulous celtic beauty, I love portraits and she is gorgeous. xx

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Wow.. Lovely work. Happy PPF

Sadee Schilling said...

I LOVE her hair, Netty! Would love to see a close up of that texture!

Tammie Lee said...

she is lovely, i don't see any chicken pox. I read recently that sepia color is good for freckles but have not tried it yet. her eyes are wonderful Netty. wishing you sound and refreshing sleep.

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

She's beautiful--I love her long red hair, and her freckles, too! Happy PPF :)

Elaine said...

WOW WOW WOW ..... Netty FABULOUS.
Talent in abundance .
Hugs Elaine

Jennibellie said...

Awesome Netty, Catherine is gorgeous, thanks for showing her, much love Jennibellie xxx

Nora CG said...

I love how her blue eyes and her red hair complement perfectly. Beautiful work!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kim Dellow said...

WOW! WOW! Stunning! Sorry about the insomnia but you are putting the time to good use! Kim

Daniele said...

wow her eyes are wonderful Annette so expressive and this was at 3.00 am when inspiration hit....wow
have a loveky weekend
hugs

Alicia C said...

lovely Catherine! sory to hear about the freckes :( Happy PPF!

Carolyn said...

Annette, paint Friday seemed like just yesterday and you already have started a beautiful new painting. Wow...she is going to be gorgeous without the freckles.

Hugs,
Carolyn

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE Catherine- she is a perfect Irish gal, whether you meant her to be or not! And the way you did her freckles turned out beautifully- in real life, some are darker than others....as a freckle face; I can attest to this!
Great use for a sleepless night- mine are usually spent worrying.....
PPF Hugs,
Stephanie

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

A very pretty Irish! Good for her that you are skillful with your brush and erased the freckles if she wasn't pleased with them. Patsy from
HeARTworks

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Lovely complexion, her vitality shines through.

Carol said...

She is quite the Irish Doll!!! Freckles and all :0)

Candy C said...

Betty, I love your Irish Katherine! Isn't it funny how sometimes you are the most creative in the middle of the night? Good thing you had a sketchbook nearby or we may never have met Katherine! She is lovely! Hugs, Candy

2amscrapper said...

lol about the freckles! I'd never guess you had issues--this is stunning! Fantastic hair! Hope you were able to get in a nap!

Lynn said...

I hope the day comes when my muse allows me to draw from my mind rather than just real life. I like her red hair and eye coloring.

Hybrid J said...

Simply put - she is a beauty!

Kristin said...

You started her at 3 am and she is GORGEOUS! Such a beautiful Girl! I love her so much, xoxo

Anne said...

She is very beautiful, delicate features! Love her hair and make up! :))

Sophia said...

She is lovely. Her red hair is stunning. Love how you did it. :)

wednesday said...

She is stunning! I'd happily give up a few hours sleep to paint something this gorgeous.

1CardCreator said...

Awesome painting Annette, you really have a talent for the eyes especially and it shows in this painting too. Love how real her hair looks too, stunning painting!

Jill said...

She's a beauty! I love her eye shadow colors and the scratches in her hair are very cool. Happy PPF!

Tricia said...

Your Catherine is definitely Irish - on a St. Patrick's Day. I love the effect you did on her hair. Very nice.
Blessings,
Tricia

Lisa Somerville said...

Catherine is beautiful Netty!

Kim B said...

Beautiful. Hope all is well there. Have a great Sunday. Hugs, Kim

*jean* said...

she is beautiful, netty! i love the reddish tones you were able to get for her hair and her beautiful blue eyes...bravo!!

Annabelle said...

Isn't it amazing what gorgeous work comes out of the wee hours of the morn? Love it Netty.

Annabelle :)

EVA said...

She does indeed look Irish! Great job - she's beautiful.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous painting.

Lindsay Drya Vanhove said...

Beautiful portrait!!
I love the long red hair! :)

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Very, very pretty! I love the position of her head. Have a beautiful coming week. :)

Nordljus said...

She's beautiful, Netty! It's not nice when you can't sleep, but great when somethings beautiful comes out of it.