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Friday, 20 April 2012

Paint Party Friday.........................

Hi, first I would like to thank everyone who sent me their good wishes yesterday.  Am so lucky to have such great blogging friends.   Have a completed canvas for Paint Party Friday.................woo hoo and a Work in Progress.


This was painted in Acrylic...............came across it  in a magazine and fell in love with this beautiful wistful maiden and had to paint her.  Don't know anything about the picture so if anyone knows I would be grateful if you could tell me please.  Thats if you can recognise her from my efforts..............lol


My Work in Progress is Juliet which was originally painted in Oils by John Waterhouse, again am working in Acrylics.  Not got very far and can already see errors.............  To be truthful I should be working on my Art Homework which is a mass of flowers on a large canvas but have come to a bit of a full stop plus my heart isn't in it.  It happens.................

Thank you for Kristin and Eva for being such great hostesses.  Our party numbers have grown tremendously which is fab because we get to see loads and loads of different artwork, pure heaven.

Thank you again for all your terrific support in my adventures into Art.  Will be visiting you all very soon.  In the meantime have a great weekend and take care of yourselves.  Hugs Annette x

80 comments:

Keira said...

pretty cool post, thanks

1CardCreator said...

Both of these are beautiful Annette!

Victoria said...

Oh my..these are both mega-stunning!!! Wonderfully inspiring work..the first one is so heart-stirring and enchanting..beautifully painted..gorgeous! and the second..totally gorgeous...wow!! You are awesome!
hugs ..happy creating...what a super-beautiful post!
Victoria

Pam said...

Just love the first one, is very soft and appealing. And the second is coming along nicely I think. Have a great weekend yourself!!

Suzi B said...

Ooh this are just gorgeous.. both have a delightful serene quality.

So sorry to hesr about your hands :( hope they improve soon..
suzi b xx

2amscrapper said...

I so enjoy seeing your paintings

Sandy said...

Oh Netty these are fabulous.
Wonderful painting art. Gorgeous.

Have a lovely weekend my dear friend. xoxo

Anne said...

Love the feminine softness and beauty of your pieces!

Anesha said...

Beautiful painting. Love it.

Karin said...

beautiful! have a great weekend!

Fliss said...

These are both absolute stunners Netty and can't wait to see your finished Juliet.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Helen said...

Beautiful!! Have a good weekend.

craftattack said...

Lovely paintings, I think the second one will be my fave, but they are both very well done! Valerie

Lynn Stevens said...

Netty you just keep getting better and better!!!
Beautiful works of art!
hugs Lynn

Doreen said...

Two fabulous pieces Annette.xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

OMG Nettie, I am so impressed, these pieces are amazing! Every time you show your PPF work it becomes better and better! Those ladies must be incredible teachers and you certainly are a dedicated and talented student, wow!

Femmy said...

both are great!!!

kat said...

Beautiful romantic pieces Netty!

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful, Netty. I love the expression on the WIP's face and also the way you've captured the folds in the dresses. The whites are stunningly done x

Lindsay Drya Vanhove said...

Beuatiful! I can't wait to see Juliet finished. :) Happy PPF!

Jan said...

Beautiful x

NatashaMay said...

Wow! Love your ladies! :)

VonnyK said...

Your ladies are beautiful. I love the way you paint the fabric. They are fantastic. Will keep an eye out to see the second one finished, I'm sure it will be stunning.
Von

McCrafty's Cards said...

I have to say this is your best yet, wonderful work of art, I look forward to seeing the second one when she is completed.
Kevin xx

Susan said...

So soft. So beautiful and so feminine. These are lovely.

Christine said...

just beautiful portraits this week Netty!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Netty ~ you are so talented and this seems very different for you yet done so well ~thanks for sharing, namaste, ^_^ Happy PPF ^_^

Sharon said...

Love your work in progress but your completed canvas is just stunningly beautiful!!

Junibears said...

Your work is just beautiful dear Netty. I think the unfinished one, Juliet, is going to be a real beauty! Hugs xx

Ginny said...

Netty, your work is beautiful. Both women are so gently looking. I also love the background.
Your comment on my post today is so right. We do all have so much to be grateful for. Have a wonderful weekend.

La Abela said...

Very romantic two pieces. Saludos

Brenda Brown said...

Both fabulous pieces Annette, love the softness of the first one and you have made a tantalising start to the second.
Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Kim Dellow said...

Just fabulous Annette! Both fabulous pieces! Thanks for the peek at your WIP! Have a lovely weekend. Kim

Debbie said...

Great job with both of these paintings. I especially love the first one -- it has such a dreamy softness.

Nordljus said...

Beautiful work, Netty. I especially like your Juliet!

Elaine said...

Hi Annette,what stunning work I love these fabulous . Sorry to read about your palms must be so frustrating , hope it clears up soon.
I am just catching up viewing as I have been poorly, feeling much better now and will be posting soon.
You have been making some fabulous cards since I have been away
well done Hugs Elaine

Pam Tucker said...

Gorgeous works, Netty! The completed canvas is magical! The second canvas is stunning! I love what you've done so far. She's very captivating. Can't wait to see it finished!

kristin maynes said...

You are very talented! I love your style. Have a great day!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love your wonderful magazine lady (I'm sure you have a MUCH better title than that!) anyhow, I LOVE the background, her expression and the beautiful soft way you painted her- WONDERFUL!
Also can't wait to see more of your new WIP, I know it will be amazing too!
PPF Hugs,
Stephanie

Barnum's Winter said...

So beautiful! Happy PPF!

Giggles said...

Wonderful work Netty! So soft and beautiful! I understand losing interest in some pieces!! You'll get your mojo back!

Hugs Giggles

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wow! Both paintings are really beautiful, Netty! Amazing portraits!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Gorgeous!You are so talented Netty!
Happy PPF and have a nice weekend!
Take care of you!
xxx Susi

coops said...

wow so stunning netty.your lady is so beautiful and i love your paint in progress too :D

xx coops xx

Daniele said...

what a wonderful canvas Netty you are getting really talented at people wonderful creations
hugs

wednesday said...

Miss Netty (sorry, but your name just begs to be Southernized), I can see why you don't want to do your homework when you have these ladies waiting for you.

Leovi said...

Deliciously fine, I love the delicacy of the dresses.

Linda R said...

Your painting look amazing my friend. You are getting so good!!

Hugs~

Joan said...

Wonderful paintings Netty,love the dress on the first one

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

These are so pretty--I especially like Juliet--I think because of that dress--and look forward to seeing her completed! Happy PPF and Happy Weekend to you!

Jenn said...

Wow - these are gorgeous!!! I just love them!

And I agree with you....it is so much fun to see everyone's unique expressions through their artwork!!

xoxo!!

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness! They are beautiful! I especially love the wip on the bottom - the bold red and profile are so captivating! Such beautiful work, xoxo

Lynn said...

Wow...I am so very impressed by your style and talents.

Martina2801 said...

Both paintings are fantastic, dear Netty!
Gorgeous work as always!
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs and smile
MARTINA

Annette said...

stunning work your amazing x

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Annette. Wow! amazing work as always. Your blog is always such a treat to visit.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Regards Florence xx

Alicia C said...

wonderful piece! even before reading whom the painting was based on, I thought 'pre Raphaelite'. It has that feel to it

pauline said...

Annette, this is beautiful work! I agree with Victoria...there's something about the first one that's enchanting. Wonderful! xoxo

Diana Evans said...

oh goodness me Annette!!! these paintings are gorgeous....you are super creative....I love the work in progress painting of Juliet!!! can't wait to see it all finished!!!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Loved your lady! Definitely she is a gorgeous maiden. And your Juliet is sure to come out an amazing girl as well :)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Lovely work. I love your colors. Cant wait to see Juliet finished.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic paintings.

baileyrosy.com said...

Wowzer, what amazing work Annette you have definitely come on in leaps and bounds, such delicate colours on these dreamy pieces an look forward to seeing you WIP finished.

Marie

baileyrosy.com said...

Wowzer, what amazing work Annette you have definitely come on in leaps and bounds, such delicate colours on these dreamy pieces an look forward to seeing you WIP finished.

Marie

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow. Can't get over how well you capture human form. And I'm so sorry to hear about your hands... wishing you a reprieve with all my heart. Been there to some extent and I really feel for you!

Nora MacPhail said...

Wonderful delicate approach!
Happy Painting.

Carola Bartz said...

Your paintings are beautiful - and I know what you mean that your heart is not in it. It just doesn't give the same sense of fun, content, accomplishment.

Spyder said...

Fabulous, Beautifully painted, lovely colours. Have a great Week
(Lyn)

Lesley Edmonds said...

I am a HUGE fan of the preraphaelites so LOVE you blog makeover and these two picture echo the style. So pretty your first painting and the second is going to be stunning. Great composition!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous paintings Annette, I love them both equally and I'm so enjoying following your arty journey, I'm amazed that you can paint at all with sore hands! Have a wonderful week, hugs Gay xxx

Sabina said...

Wow--so loving both of these pieces, in particular the woman holding the flower. Can't wait to see the other one when it's done, too. Sadly I don't know anything about the origins of the image.

Samantha Read said...

Wow Netty, I love your paintings, very inspirational.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Sam x

joanna said...

Both are stunning, Netty! very feminine and serene! Thank you for inviting me to paint party. I need to check it out.
xoxo

Ayala Art said...

ahhh so lovely! I love the background and the look of it, beautiful! And I'm sure the second one will be as gorgeous ♥

Heather said...

So beautiful Netty!!!

Evelyn said...

Hi Anette
They are both looking great. Hope you are having a good week.

Ev

hastingshall2 said...

Gorgeous works, both of them, Netty. It is so exciting how you are progressing. You seem to be more at ease with your works than when I first started visiting your wonderful blog. I love the WIP and I see no errors. I can't help with identifying it, however. I think your finished piece will be beautiful. Thanks so much, Netty, for the concern and well wishes for my beloved. At 76 and with 3 non-curable liver diseases (caused from a gout medication he took for years) this event was indeed very scary. We are happy he is home again.
Faye

shedreamsofthesea said...

lovely enchanting pieces.

Gloria said...

So romantic. I like the way the first one is sort of soft edged, dreamy. You couldn't have a better example than Waterhouse for lovely mysterious ladies!

Gerri Herbst said...

I do so love the completed painting. Simply gorgeous...do take care, gerri