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Friday, 27 April 2012

Work in Progress and some Sketches for Paint Party Friday

Hi, its Paint Party Friday again, hosted by Eva and Kristin.  Have very nearly finished Juliet, just a few minor adjustments and then she is complete.............woo hoo.

Acrylics

Have also been practising birds in my Sketchbook which have found quite difficult to do.  They are far from perfect, so its just practise practise practise.

From top left:  Gannet, Eastern Rosella, Eagle Owl and Snowy Owl (just in case you don't recognise them...lol )

Hoping to have my Art Homework complete for next Friday.  Its a huge blooming canvas, full of flowers and its driving me bonkers as it looks terrible at the moment, but always hopeful there will be a breakthrough......if not will just have to start again..............sob sob.

Wishing you a very happy weekend whatever you are doing.  Think mine will be spent drinking quite a lot of wine in the hope that inspiration will strike, that's providing it doesn't send me to sleep...............lol

Am off to the Party soon and to visit all your wonderful creations.  Take care, hugs Annette x

93 comments:

Sandy said...

Really really beautiful painting and drawing Netty.
Love your work.

Have a lovely weekend my dear. xoxo

Helen said...

Well I love Juliet but the birds are great, way way better than I could do. have a great weekend.

craftattack said...

Juliet is beautiful, and your bird sketches are good. They are so hard to do. My Japanese neighbour paints birds with brush and ink, in just a few strokes, I don't know how she does it, I just get a mess! Oh well! Thanks for your good wishes! Valerie

Doreen said...

Wow a stunning work in progress,fabulous bird sketches too.xxx

Jan said...

You are one very clever lady and your bird sketches are fabulous. Have a good weekend. Jan x

Astrid Maclean said...

Your lady is amazing Netty, I really enjoyed her last week already but the additional work has made her even better. Love how well you have done her hand particularly, I know from experience how hard hands are! The birds are great too, and remember, practice makes perfect.

Hope your own hands are doing ok,
have a great weekend!

Fuchsia said...

She is looking great Netty as are your birds love the owl with the eyebrows LOL
well you know what I mean !

Brenda Brown said...

What a transformation, a beautiful Juliet and your sketches look really good to me Annette.
Have a great Friday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Anesha said...

Great painting and love the sketches. Have a great weekend. Hugs anesha

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Netty ~ you have been hiding ~ These are both excellent ~ such talent! ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

Pam said...

Juliet looks wonderful Annette!! And so do your bird sketches, wow!! Hope you stay a little sober to do your artwork this weekend!! lol Take care.

Kathy Eddy said...

I think your birds are just wonderful. Very lifelike indeed. I am a huge bird- lover. Have a great week-end.

Fallingladies said...

Your birds are VERY good, not sure why you didn't like doing them since they turned out so well!

scapmanufaktur said...

this is fantastic, so wonderful your lady and the painted athmosphere

Leovi said...

Wonderful composition, to have a dream with these delicate and beautiful colors. Greetings.

NatashaMay said...

I love her! Love her pose! Beautiful! Owls are rocking, too. :)

1CardCreator said...

Your Juliet is gorgeous and your sketches are beautiful too.

Catherine... said...

Hi Nettie, love Juliette, she's gorgeous. The birds are good too...pass the wine... hiccup..zzzzz

Lisa Somerville said...

Juliet is just beautiful Netty! Wonderful sketches too!

Victoria said...

Wow Annette...Juliet is just stunning and fabulous..i love her face..her hair..those dazzling sleeves..and rush of red! Stunning!

and love your birds...how gorgeous..birds are very special to me..so i love seeing bird art..magical!
Happy wkd my shining friend!
Victoria

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Love the painting and I really like that owl face in your sketch book. Thanks for the reminder of the importance of practice.

hastingshall2 said...

Netty, your Juliet is so gorgeous. Worthy to hang in any museum, my friend. And as for your birds, they far exceed anything I could do. I don't do animals and birds very well. Faye

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I enjoy to see the progress on this Juliet painting Netty and I love your birds... great! The card with the ballerina is also adorable in my mind!
Happy PPF - Have a nice weekende! Take care of you!

xxx Susi

Pam Tucker said...

Juliet is gorgeous! I love her! You did a fantastic job with that painting. Your bird sketches are great, Netty! I love owls. :)

Meggymay said...

Juliet is so beautiful and those bird sketches are fantastic.
Have a good weekend.
Yvonne x

La Abela said...

Very romantic work, the animals are good way. Saludos

Catherine Denton said...

She is so deep in thought and holding on to that necklace like it's crucial. Beautiful! I hope you get to finish your other painting over the weekend.
Catherine Denton

Gloria said...

I love your Juliet. She is beautiful. Your birds sketches are awesome. Nice work Netty. Love it! Have a great weekend. Happy PPF!

RobanStudio said...

Wow Nettie!!! Juliet is wonderful! I love the way you have her playing with her necklace. And your birds in your sketchbook look perfect to me! Loving the new look of your blog as well. Have a fabulous weekend partaking of the "juice". I don't think you ever lack for creativity, but it's fun to sit back and relax anyway. xo :-)

Cottage Remnant said...

I love the "longing look of love" in Juliet's face....great job!

blessings,
Cindy ♥

peggy gatto said...

I love your birds!!!
I think your lady has a fairytale look!!!

peggy gatto said...

I love your birds!!!
I think your lady has a fairytale look!!!

Gloria said...

Juliette is looking pensive today, too. It is one of the rites of Spring..renewal? She is lovely and very feminine but strong. Your bird sketches are very good, methinks!

Elaine said...

Annette she is coming on a treat, did you find out more about who she was?
The bird sketches are fabulous love the owls. well done Have fun at the friday party Hugs Elaine

Heidi said...

Beautiful painting!
And your bird sketches are amazing:)
Have a wonderful weekend Netty, hugs:)

Von said...

Fabulous Annette what a beauty :) great perspective too
x♥x

Carolyn Dube said...

She is stunning!

laurie said...

oh she's lovely and i love the texture on her sleeves, tyhe sketches are just beautiful you know how i loveowls!!!!

Ephemera said...

Gorgeous painting Netty, love your medieval beauty and how she is clutching her pendant. Fab bird sketches too. Hope your hands are healing. xx

Christine said...

Juliet's beautiful, love her outfit! Birds seem hard to do!

Silke said...

Oh, Netty, your Juliette is gorgeous! She has such a quiet dignity about her. And your bird sketches make me want to get out my sketch book. They look wonderful to me!!

Good luck with your painting homework. Most of my paintings go through some "ugly" phase and suddenly they will start coming together.

Hugs, Silke

sjor said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! Adore Juilette and your birds - love love love! enjoy your weekend! siobhan x

Tammie Lee said...

your sketches are lovely~
I LOVE your lady, such a beautiful feeling to her and the overall piece~

kat said...

Beautiful Netty and your bird sketches are great too, I love your owl!

Linda R said...

Your painting looks so pretty. And your bird sketches are amazing. They seem like they would be so difficult to do. Enjoy your weekend my friend..

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Fun drawings and lovely painting. Happy PPF. :)

kristin maynes said...

She is gorgeous! You're a Fantastic Artist...love, love your work! Happy PPF!

Carole said...

wow & The birds are lovely :)

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous sketches, Annette!

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun these are simply stunning,wow,you are so super talented Hun,amazing,hugs Cherylxxxx

Carol said...

Juliet is beautiful and the birds are showing great potential.Practice is the name of the game in the world of art :0)

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

The painting is progressing well and the bird drawings are really coming along... you would never guess you found them hard...xx

Molly said...

i quite like your birds and your painting is lovely. i like the bold colors against the white.

Anne said...

I think your birds look wonderful!!

And your painting is lovely!

Happy PPF! Enjoy your weekend!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

All your paintings and drawings are wonderful. You're very talented.
Have a nice weekend.

Nora MacPhail said...

She's lovely. She looks like something painted by the Pre-Raphaelites!

bohemiannie! art said...

I LOVE Juliet! And your birds are fabulous too!

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

Juliet is beautiful!

wednesday said...

Your portrait of Juliet is just beautiful, I am really impressed with it. Love your birds too.

Anne said...

Love the dreamy fairytale look of your Juliet and that red dress! Your bird sketches are really good, wonderfully expressive! <3

Simona Cordara said...

Oh, wow! This is a magnificent piece!
And I also love your owl sketch!!

Crystal said...

Juliet is so beautiful. And your birds are fantastic...practice? Looks like you have them down pat! :-)

Karin said...

beautiful! have a nice weekend!

Heather said...

Love your sketches, and your painting is just lovely!
Hugs!!

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

The birds are more than doodles! And Juliet is very pretty!

Jingle said...

WOW! This one is really beautiful! I love it, Netty!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

This painting is definitely a favourite Annette, she is so beautiful and your drawing is just wonderful! Good luck with your homework, I love your way of dealing with the inspiration thingy, wine would be my choice too, LOL Gay xxx

Daniele said...

such a pretty potrait Annette, love the subtle shading in the background
hugs

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

She's gorgeous! I know what you mean by practice! I kept drawing hands till they didn't look like monsters. Now I am drawing birds- it's surprising how simple birds are but it's not so simple to draw! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Giggles said...

Wow Juliet is so pretty. Really good job. Thanks for sharing your struggles too!! Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

pauline said...

Annette, the bird sketches look great to me!! And that painting... oh my... beautiful soft background colors there and i love the textures. Keep making art! xoxo

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness, Netty! This is my NEW favorite, I love her so so so much! xoxo

Mary C. Nasser said...

You create such amazing textures with paint! Love the texture of her sleeve especially!
You have such a wonderful sense of detail, too!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Palma said...

OH! Love your sketches and your painting is so pretty! Well done, Annette!
HAve a great Sunday
xxx

Sue said...

She is a very pretty girl in an eyecatching dress. I love the Romanesque setting. Just gorgeous.
xxx

Sherry Edwards said...

Your painting is beautiful Netty - and I love your bird sketches too - they look great to me.

Good luck with getting your next project completed - hope the wine worked - lol xx

Denise Adorian said...

I love this painting of this girl-I would even buy it! Denise

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Juliet is so sweet looking and graceful.
Lovely birds, great strenght in your lines.

VonnyK said...

Your drawings are great and plenty of detail. I love the painting, she is really lovely.
Von :)

Debbie said...

Juliet is looking wonderful. Her face is so pretty. Your sketches look great, too!

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Netty,
just love yr painting and also the beautiful bird sketches...Lovely.Thanks so much for visiting lately. take care, gerri

Jenn said...

Your painting is sooo romantic....I just love it!! And I think your birds are great - owls have so much character!!

Healing Woman said...

All is coming along nicely. I'll be looking for the large flower painting with just a splash of wine covering it here and there! LOL

Paper Paradise said...

Hi Netty. Just want to thank you SOOOOOOO much for the lovely comment on my blog and also the help. I have managed to get it sorted!!!!!! Thanks so much! It's ages since I passed by your blog, in fact ANY blogs, but hopefully I will get back into it eventually. Love the way you put your hand to anything crafty, you are so talented! Thanks again xxx

Za faran said...

I liked your Juliet and her expression of something beyond giddy headed love! Is she thoughtful? To me she is more mature than Romeo. The birds are great. Thank you for visiting. :-)

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Netty, Beautiful painting & Lovely sketches:)))
HPPF!

Martina2801 said...

WOW...this is awesome...gorgeous work, dear Netty!!!!!

Faye said...

Fantastic array of birds, Netty. I can't draw birds worth a hoot!!!

trisha too said...

Saw Juliet on facebook, she's charming, and your birds are so much fun!

:)

mx said...

OH, I want to be your Juliet! She is marvelous. Love the sketches too, especially the owl.

Geri Centonze said...

Annette, your art just keeps evolving and becoming more beautiful. Love this!

Andrea C said...

Superb, even your drawing skills are getting pretty impressive xx

Michellem said...

Juliet is quite lovely!!