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Friday, 2 March 2012

Paint Party Friday - Works in Progress !

Hi, its Paint Party Friday again..........it comes around so quickly.  Hosted by those great gals Kristin and Eva and supported by loads of fabulous artists, from beginners to professionals.  As you know I am in the beginner status and am having the greatest adventures playing around with the brushes and  paints.  Both of these paintings are Works in Progress.


' On the Beach ' is painted in watercolours.............mmmmm no room for mistakes with this medium, so to be honest I find it very tough going.  But am determined to finish it even if it ends up in the rubbish bin with the others.......


Now what the heck is this I hear you say...............have no idea.............just wanted to play with the acrylics.....and this is how its turning out.  Still loads and loads to do on it and heaven only knows how it will end up.............lol

Thank you for popping in; supporting and giving me such great encouragement to keep going, its very much appreciated.  Wishing you a smashing weekend.  Take care and will be seeing you all later as have to schedule this post as off to the nurse in the morning to get my hands dressed.........yep am wearing the latest fashion in white cotton fingerless gloves...........a very cool look............lol  Hugs Annette x

70 comments:

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Netty your beachpainting is cute and know how difficult. I am curious of the end results of your second painting. Have a nice weekend
Lovely greet
Marja

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Netty your beachpainting is cute and know how difficult. I am curious of the end results of your second painting. Have a nice weekend
Lovely greet
Marja

Astrid Maclean said...

Hey Nettie these are amazing, I think you are rapidly heading out of "beginners status" lol. Particularly love the water colour one! Such depth to it and the softness is just beautiful. I know how unforgiving water colour painting can be, but hey on good quality paper and with a damp clean brush, you can take bits away lol. Not that there is any need on your painting though, just saying:o)

Doreen said...

Both of these are fabulous Annette, especially the water colour.xxx

Anesha said...

They are both looking lovely. Love the colours in the second painting and can't wait to see it completed. Have a lovely day. Hugs Anesha

Catherine... said...

Hi Netty, love the watercolour...cute bottom.. :)

Sandy said...

Wow Netty your painting is wonderful.
So gorgeous work. Love them all.

Have a lovely weekend my friend. xoxo

McCrafty's Cards said...

I like both papinting Annette, the beach scene is gorgeous, I look forward to seeing the other completed.
Kevin xx

craftattack said...

Good work Annette! Valerie

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love your watercolor ~ looks done to me ~ Bravo! ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^

Candy C said...

Nettie...your paintings area always so interesting and pretty. You are doing what I someday hope to do...experiment with painting. You are so talented in so many different areas! <3 Candy

Cheryl said...

oh gosh these are brilliant Hun,the beach painting is just gorgeous,love them to bits,hugs Cherylx

Pam said...

The watercolor beach scene is fabulous Annette!! Keep on it, I love it! And another great start to the acrylic painting! Have a super weekend!!

Lesley Edmonds said...

hi Netty,
On the beach is just so gorgeous please show us when you have finished it.
Your new acrylic piece looks really interesting - wonder where it will go!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous water colour painting, love the beach scene and an interesting one evolving with the acrylics.
Hope your hands are ok.
Have an enjoyable weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Junibears said...

I think what you are doing is quite wonderful. More power to your brush, I say. Hugs xx

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE how you're exploring and playing around with your acrylic painting- lots of intriguing things developing here! And your beach scene is incredible! I love, love, LOVE it! Can't wait to see how you finish it!
PPF Hugs,
Stephanie

EVA said...

Netty, the top one looks great to me! What more needs to be done? You did a fabulous job of it.

I am loving the second. I think you are creating a very distinct style for yourself with these grid-like painting and the fascinating combination of images on them. Looking very forward to seeing more!

Meggymay said...

These look fantastic, love the beach scene. Look forward as to how the second one will look.
Yvonne x

RobanStudio said...

Your paintings are coming along beautifully! Have a fab weekend.

Elaine said...

Nettie the beach scene is stunning.
Hugs Elaine

Debbie said...

I love your beach scene. I really don't believe there are mistakes with watercolor. Sometimes the "mistakes" end up being the most interesting part.

Carolyn Dube said...

These are fantastic! I am drawn to the acrylic one - that is just intriguing where it will go. You Looking forward to seeing more of it!

Victoria said...

Wow..totally gorgoeus Annette! The beach painting makes me feel nostalgic and from another time..it is blissful..peaceful and ever so enchanting! Love it!!

And the second one is very cool..a gorgeous abstract symbolic vibe..i love this one too..makes me want to journey into the realms of dreams and symbols!! Thanks for these inspiring pieces!
Hugs
victoria

Gloria said...

They are both outstanding Nettie. Love that beach scene. You go girl! I always enjoy your work. Happy PPF!

Heidi said...

They are both looking fantastic!
Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

1CardCreator said...

Both are coming along beautifully Annette. I love the first one, the colors are perfect!

MollyGirl said...

i love the beach painting, it's got such a great period feel. and i love anything to do with the beach. very pretty soft colors.

Anne said...

Oh Annette, I love that beach painting!! Makes me want to jump right in.

Happy PPF!

xox

Marjie Kemper said...

Can only imagine how hard the proportions are of all the beach peeps. Love the colors. And I'm curious about #2... always love seeing these "pre" pics of yours before the finished ones. Have a wonderful weekend!

Terry said...

Did I see a red little bottom? Your little beach scene is adorable and makes me want to put my feet in the sand! Have a great weekend!

Linda R said...

Your paintings look amazing my friend.. I just love seeing your random work.. So Cool...

Happy PPF!!

hastingshall2 said...

Lovely WIP, Netty. Love the watercolor and yes, it is sometimes pretty unforgiving. I am interested in knowing what brand acrylics and what consistency you use. No, the lady i painted is not one of the missing.

NatashaMay said...

What a beautiful scene with the mother and child. Love it! :)

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

your watercolour is coming along nicely and I think you are being a bit hard on yourself... it will get there in the end, they always do and watercolours always go through stage where they look terrible, but then finish off well... hope you have great painting week...xx

Leovi said...

Two beautiful, I especially like the watercolor of the beach, hope to see completed. Greetings.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What a beautiful beach scene, so cute the little child.
I look forward to the finish of your 2. painting.
I wish you a nice weekend.
xox Anja

Mary C. Nasser said...

On the Beach is so sweet, Netty.
I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your new art!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Daniele Valois said...

oh that cute little girl butt! hehe... I love all the different styles you're doing. You're fab at everything!!!

Jan Hennings said...

Netty...you're AMAZING! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my G45 Design Team Finalist :)

Christine said...

lovely beach painting and your wip looks almost abstract at this point!

Sharon said...

Loce your "On the Beach" painting Netty!! And can't wait to see the progress on your other painting!!

wednesday said...

Netty, I think you should be really pleased with your beach watercolor. Yes, it can be a tough medium, but you seem to be handling it quite well. I really like the cubist piece too, can't wait to see where that one goes.

Helen Campbell said...

Great WIPs! You're doing wonderfully with your watercolor. I love the scene. And I'm most intrigued to see how the acrylic piece is finished. Happy PPF!

Daniele said...

what a delightful beach scene, you trend setter you with your white fingerless gloves and are still able to paint
have a lovely weekend
hugs

BlackPumpkin said...

Your work is so unique. And inspiring!

LindaBrun said...

Hi Netty! I think you've made a fabulous water colour painting and there is nothing better than having fun with acrylics. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Hugs

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh Netty isn´t it a great thing to have so much funn with paint , brushes ?! I am a beginner too and like it soo much!
Thia beach piece looks very difficult.. so much details... and the second painting looks so interesting.. I am looking forward to see the result!
Have a nice weekend Netty!

xxx Susi

Tracey Potter said...

wow, I love your Phillip Fox inspired water colour! fantastic. I had the privilege of seeing both copies (in real life) last year when the show was in Brisbane. The Queensland Art Gallery has one of the copies in their collection and it's on display at the moment, so precious. You have captured it brilliantly.

Happy PPF xx

Jingle said...

These are both WONDERFUL! You are so talented!

Nora CG said...

The beach painting has a very sweet and nostalgic feeling, I just love it! and the acrylic.. WOW, that is a really interesting composition you have there. I can not wait to see the end result. Excellent job Netty!!

*jean* said...

don't throw your paintings away, nettie! if you are unhappy with it, write down what you don't like about it...also, write down what you DO like!..force your self to do a critique and put it away...something will spark you to come back to it...or to do it over...i can not tell you how important it is to play with watercolors first, you gain invaluable insight to the medium...i play all the time with it and still discover new things, like some colors need to be mixed more with the water because they will stay granulated and some are much lighter on the paper and need more pigment in the mix, it also matters what kind of WC you are using! artist grade WCs are expensive for a reason, student colors are cheaper for a reason...crayons & pencils are different than pans and tubes are different than pans...don't be too hard on yourself, dearest, i think it's beautiful...

laurie said...

beautiful painting Nettie, can't wait to see the results of the acyrilic one, I hope you are well.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Annette!!!! these are amazing......the first beach scene is one of my favorites of yours!!!! wonderful work!!!!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I think your beach scene is looking great. I could squeeze those cute little baby butt cheeks! But now I love what you've got going on with the other one. I can't wait to see where this one goes. Great job Netty!

Happy PPF! ~Jaime

Anna said...

Keep up the hard work-I agree Watercolor is very humbling. Happy PPF! Thank you for visiting and leaving a kind comment.

trisha too said...

Very fine, Netty, I admire how you are sticking with the painting--I started, and have set it aside again.

***sigh***

NEEDLEWINGS said...

What are you talking about? Your paintings are wonderful! I see such great potential renderings in each piece:) Makes me want to finish them. To me the hardest part is starting!

Sue said...

These are wonderful Annette, nothing beginnerish about them. The watercolour is beautiful, and I can't wait to see how your second one progresses x

Ayala Art said...

The one of the beach is so adorable! The second one is very geometrical, so different!

Tricia said...

I love your sea shore watercolor! Do NOT throw it away. It is so precious! I will look forward to seeing how you finish off the acrylic. Playing with painting is so much fun!
Blessings,
Tricia

Yvonne said...

Superb painting, Annette!

JKW said...

The watercolor beach painting is excellent. Watercolors drive me up the wall. Acrylics are much easier to handle and pastels even more so. Blessings, Janet PPF

kay said...

hi netty,hope your get on ok at the nurse,love seeing your paintings even at this stage,always looks such fun,x

Anne said...

Your beach watercolor is awesome and the other piece is very interesting, too. I think you are very talented, keep creative! :))

Linda Cain said...

LOOKING good!!! Can't wati to see the finished piece!

~Linda

Annabelle said...

Lovely work Netty. Luv "on the Beach"....the little girl is so adorable.Both works are brilliant.

Pam Tucker said...

Netty, your beach scene is gorgeous! You do wonderful work with watercolor. I'm afraid all I can do is make puddles and drips. And I love your acrylic! So eager to see where you take that! :-)

Dolly Daydreams said...

The beach scene is simply divine, love the soft colours . The second on is fabulous love the abstract feel. Don't think you are in the beginners category !!!

Andrea C said...

Both are brilliant but the second one is extremely coolio xx