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Friday, 25 May 2012

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

Hi, Happy Friday to everyone and its Paint Party Friday, where the drink flows and nibbles are on hand....wow such a great place to be don't you think.......................lol
My tutor just went mmmmm about my portraits (shown last week) talk about constructive criticism, there was none.  Methinks I need a new art class................


Anyways onwards and upwards as they say..................am showing a mixed media piece which isn't quite finished.  Painted the background and stamped the butterflies from Lost Coast Designs and added a digital fairy.


This is as far as I've got with my Art Class Homework but hope to have it finished for the party next week.

Will be back tomorrow evening as I've joined in a new Art Challenge and have to tell you it was the greatest fun.  So please come back tomorrow as I think you will enjoy what am showing you.
It has to be Saturday evening as we are off to Loughborough for a Steam Train Ride and Dine, it was a present for my husband's 70th last year and we have only just got around to booking it.........

Have a smashing weekend and hopefully will see you tomorrow. Take care, hugs Annette x

74 comments:

Doreen said...

Wow two stunning creations Annette.xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your MM piece, those butterflies are gorgeous and you coloured them so beautifully. For what it's worth, I thought your portraits last week showed lots of progress and where great, don't be disheartened lol, maybe the tutor was having a bad hair day.....

New start looks great to, look forward to seeing the progress.

Helen said...

Love those butterflies! Have a good time tomorrow, see you later!!

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

Very stunning with the butteflies nd I am wondered at the endresults annette. Your portrait drawing is beautiful and looks great.
Lovely greet and nice weekend
Marja

Heidi said...

Wow love all those butterflies! It's gorgeous:)
Your drawing looks great.
Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

Sandy said...

Netty this is happiness.
So wonderful creation with feeling of summer. Love them.

Have a lovely weekend my friend. xoxo

Jan said...

Sunny happiness.... it's beautiful. Full of life and colour. I like the look of your new sketch as well. Have a lovely weekend. Jan x

Deborah said...

Mmmmm.... (justjoking LOL). Your butterfly art looks fantastic so far, Netty. Be sure to blog it again when it's finished.

craftattack said...

Love the butterfly creation, and the drawing is coming along nicely! Valerie

Gery said...

Love butterflies, love fairies, love your artwork.
And about the portraits - go your own way, you know exactly what you like and what you don't like. Take out of a lesson what you need and leave the rest behind.
Can your tutor make all the artwork you do??
I'll surely be back tomorrowevening.
Have fun - Gery

Karin said...

Love the butterflies, both the projects look very promising!
Have a nice weekend!

Hybrid J said...

Lovley color palette with the butterflies and fairy. Well DOne!

Elisa said...

lovely mixed media painting, netty! love the colors of the butterfly. Looking forward for your portrait!

NatashaMay said...

Great collage! I love the butterflies. :)

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Nettie, gee I really LOVE those butterflies! The whole piece gives me a floating feeling ~ wonderful!
Dot x

Sharon said...

Love your mixed media piece and can't wait to see how your sketch develops!

Leovi said...

Wonderful composition with beautiful butterflies. I love it.

Mandy said...

butterflies and fairies are lovely and cant' wait to see it finished...and your drawing is looking great so far...oh..i am about to have a look at last weeks...i bet it;s wonderful...a bit rude of your instructor really...take care...xxx

Pam said...

Just love your butterflies, so pretty! Have fun on your train ride!!

Healing Woman said...

Love the fairy composition. Perfect for spring. The piece you started for your art class is provocative. I cannot wait to see her finished.

Have a wonderful time on that train ride and dinner. Gee, that sounds like such a lovely way to spend the day!

Kathy Eddy said...

So pretty. I love your gorgeous butterflies.

Gloria said...

The butterflies and fairy feel like they are floating through a beautiful sky!

strangelyd said...

I love your butterfly piece! It's so bright and cheery. And your homework looks great so far!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Your Art Homework looks really promising! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Your art homework is off to a great start, Netty. can't wait to see her in living color. the butterfly piece is wonderful. Happy PPF

minnemie said...

Your fairies and butterflies are just amazing!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Annette, I like those butterflies wonderful colours. I look forward to seeing your other piece when finished.
Kevin xx

Sherry said...

It does sound like you need a new art teacher - but I think your sketches are great anyway.

Love your mixed media piece with the butterflies and the fairy so far.

Have a great day at Loughborough, looks like you may need to take sun lotion!! Who would have thought that a few weeks back xx

Catherine Denton said...

No constructive help? :( Yes, I think you need a new class. I'm loving your art here!
Catherine Denton

Anesha said...

Such lovely colours, great piece. Have a great time. :)

Ginny said...

I love your mixed media piece. The colors are beautiful.

I agree a new class may be in order. I used to evaluate teachers as part of my job. She and I would have had a long long talk.

Have fun on your train ride!

Lynn said...

That mixed media piece is a stunner! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love the colors, the shadows, the woman, all of it.
and your drawing of the other woman is lovely. Perhaps the hummm was a sigh of enjoyment/pleasure at seeing it. It is from me. HPPF.

Kristin said...

Ooh! Beautiful butterflies and GORGEOUS sketch! I wish I was in class with you! xoxo

Tammie Lee said...

I love your sketch, there is a mysterious feeling to it, for me.

your butterflies are lovely and full of life.

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous butterfly painting Annette and your drawing is lovely too. Have fun on your train ride!

Victoria said...

Wow Netty..those Butterfly are entrancing..they look as though they are bouncing out and about to fly off..how cool..what a captivating piece and the faery of course speaks to my heart..blissful and beautiful..very meditative for me..totally energizing..and wow the new one is looking fab too! Yay..I will definately be back to hear more about the art challenge..hooray.!
Have a beautiful wkd!
Victoria

Denise Mulligan said...

So pretty! Love all the butterflies. I'll come back to see what else you have tomorrow. Have fun tonight!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creations and great start to sketch ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

RobanStudio said...

Silly art teacher...pay her NO MIND!!! I think what you've been doing is coming along fabulously! Love the butterfly piece. And your new WIP looks like it's going to be great. Have a super fun train ride and dine!! xo ~ Rhonda

coops said...

these are stunning netty.i love your butterflies :D

xx coops xx

Terry said...

Lovely, Nettty! The butterflies are really beautiful! Have fun on the train and dine ride! Hugs!

Gez said...

Beautiful artwork Netty.

Enjoy your steam train ride and have a great weekend too. Gez.xx

hastingshall2 said...

Beautiful butterfly piece, Netty, and I love the drawing of your WIP. Faye

Nora MacPhail said...

Your piece is looking good so far! It is frustrating when people won't respond honestly, or at all (!) to your work.
Have a great creative weekend.

Annette said...

Your butterfly art is beautiful as always. Cannot believe, I can, that a teacher didn't give any input at all on portrait. Just taking your money you think? I can see lots of progress, you hand in ther and keep drawing them. hugs Annette

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,those butterflies are amazing,Hun just brilliant,and as for your portrait,cant believe she never said a thing Hun,I can,see the improvment no end just love your work hugs Cherylxxx

Christine said...

this is a wonderful mixed media piece Netty!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful bright colored card. Also your drawing looks great.

Terrie Purkey said...

Yeah, what kind of help is hmmmm? I'm liking your butterfly/fairy art - it's fanciful and colorful - 2 of my faves. Thanks for visiting...

Samantha Read said...

Those butterflies are absolutely beautiful ♥

scarlett clay said...

Oh how I love butterflies and those are gorgeous! Your lady is also very well done. I think portraits are really subjective, as long as you feel good about your progress, that's what counts! You're a great artist!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous piece. Enjoy your outing.
hugs {brenda} xox

Molly said...

Love your bright, happy butterflies! Hope you had a wonderful day with your husband. Enjoy the weekend.

Giggles said...

I will mirror what you asked me....but did you like what you did for art class? I think this one is coming along lovely!! The butterflies are fun...you should try a photo edit on that to see all the different colors it produces... Just for fun or course!! I'd be curious to see what whimsy comes up!!

Hugs Giggles

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your mixed-media butterfly piece, Netty!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Melisa said...

mmmm? All that effort and angst and all you got was mmmmm? You need a new teacher, hon, cuz that is not remotely helpful in improving nor does it recognize how far you've come already.

I am loving this new drawing already. Can't wait to see how she progresses!

CuddlyBunny said...

I'm excited to see what you do with your pencil drawing: She's wonderful so far!

And I adore the fairy and butterfly piece: It reminds me of the Cottingley Fairies (though in modern day technicolor, of course).

Good weekend to you, and happy birthday to your husband!

Gloria said...

Love your butterflies and portrait. Always nice at your blog. Happy PPF!

Von said...

fab combination of stamps and digital art Annette :)
Have a good weekend
Von x♥x

Simona Cordara said...

Lovely pieces! That girl is intriguing!! :)

Anne said...

Wonderful mixed media piece and love the intensive eyes of the Girl drawing! Have a great weekend!

Linda R said...

All your butterflies look wonderful.. And I have to say your portrait is off to a great start..

Hugs~

Daniele said...

wow just loving those butterflies, colouring is stunning
Hmmmmmm I think you could be right....lol
hugs

pauline said...

Netty, i love how 'free' the first one feels and the second one, i just LOVE. Even if you were to add very little to it - i love the expression and the compositon. And yes, if you get no tips on how to keep improving your drawing skills - you might need a new instructor. Unfortunately, there are a lot of crappy ones out there. Just keep drawing. xoxo

craftimamma said...

I absolutely love your butterfly creation Annette. That gorgeous blue sky and such pretty butterflies. It makes me smile each time I look at it.

As for your portrait drawings I thought they were brilliant last week and your art teacher well, I don't think she really deserves the title. If she isn't telling you where and how to improve just what is she teaching? This weeks drawing is really looking something and I can already see the expression. I would say you are improving inspite of your teacher not because of. My hat is off to you as I can't draw faces for love nor money.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kat Griffin said...

You have a great talent ! I love the stuff you do. so happy those butterflys are !

-KAT-

kristin maynes said...

Yes, I think you need a new art class...your work is wonderful and creative!I agree with Astrid, maybe your tutor was having a bad day or something...maybe she needed some chocolate? ;) Great work! Happy PPF!

Heather Henry said...

I love the picture you are drawing in this post. I hope you had time to finish it. She is beautiful and I look forward to seeing her complete. Great details and stunning eyes. :)

Sue said...

I love your butterflies Netty, such beautiful colours, and your portrait is fab x

Tracey Potter said...

Netty your sketch for art class is wonderful, I can't wait to see where you take it.

Ayala Art said...

Beautiful and happy. The sketch looks nice

Nicola said...

Hi Netty, lovely butterfly piece gorgeous colours and delicate too! :0) Looking forward to seeing what you do with this weeks sketch and I also looked back through your pieces you mentioned that you did last week. I really loved your sketches especially that old man I think he was so full of character and I loved the expression on his face!!!

Gerri Herbst said...

Gorgious sketch my dear. You are so talented. take care gerri

Robin Panzer Art said...

Fairy and Butterflies, how fantastic! Happy PPF!