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Friday, 1 June 2012

Paint Party Friday Time

Hi, its Paint Party Friday time again hosted by two lovely ladies Kristin and Eva.

Acrylic Paints on Heavy Duty Paper

Am showing my Art Class Homework today.  Not sure if its finished yet..............mmmm,  anyways I have to hand it in on Wednesday and am afraid I have been very naughty...................


This is what I should have imitated, BUT, got the angle of the head all wrong plus a couple of other things,  so instead of tearing it up I carried on.  Will probably have to do it properly next time as am sure she won't let me get away with it, especially after adding a bird..........lol
 
Frederick had passed through the Tunnel - only his Shadow remained !

Would also like to share with you today another Art challenge where Ariane has asked us to portray Shadow in anyway we like.  This piece was painted in my Art Journal, then I decoloured it and wrote the words digitally.  Not sure what inspired me to paint this but sometimes you just have to don't you.

Am off to catch up on all my friends blogs and visit the wonderful Artists at the Party.  Take care of yourselves and have a wonderful weekend.  Hugs Annette xx

92 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,who cares what inspired you this is just brilliant,whatever did,sure worked as this is stunning Hun,the whole,composition,gosh that's a big word for me this time in the morning,is just first class just love this Hun,one great piece of art from one,super talented lady,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Lottie said...

Absolutely stunning - and you have put your own 'stamp' on it so the head being at an every so slightly different angle doesn't matter in the least bit!

Tammie Lee said...

i love what you did with the first one. for me a photo like that is mere inspiration... but i understand you had an assignment.

the shadow is awesome too, your words truly support it.

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your portrait Nettie, the expression in her eyes is awesome, common she will have to give you some credit for that, I think it's great you kept going with it.

Honestly, I am not totally sure about the other piece, but it certainly is creative.

have a great weekend!

Elisa said...

Lovely portrait and adding that bird is fitting! I love your journal. It's quite special

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

What a brilliant inspiring you have made annette. This is really stunning art work.
the shadow is so very awesome, great work.
Lovely greet
marja

craftattack said...

Love both paintings, but the shadow is my fave, dark and mysterious! Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh wow... great Netty!

Jan said...

Oh WOW.....it gets better and better Netty! The texture and colour in the first one is fantastic and the shadow piece is so dramatic. BRILLIANT! Have a good weekend xxx

Cath Wilson said...

Well, you may have been naughty, Netty but it's fab work - I love it and her expression is wonderful. Great colours, but I particularly love the way you did the top of her dress/tunic. Have a great Jubilee weekend xxx

Sandy said...

Netty your painting is very striking.
So beautiful work. Love them.

Have a sunny weekend my dear friend. xoxo

Karin said...

beautiful paintings! have a nice weekend!

Doreen said...

Oh Annette....stunning pieces of art love them both.xxx

Suzi B said...

Netty I like both these but my favourite is the first one.. I love it!
suzi b xx

Gez said...

Amazing artwork Netty. Don't be too tough on yourself.xx They are both truly beautiful pieces.

I hope you have a lovely weekend and the sunshines, it seems to have disappeared here!

Thanks for asking how I am, it's bronchitis and tonsilitis so it's going to take a few days, mwah! I don't do being ill!!!

Suze Bain said...

Wow, these are fabulous Netty, I love the blingy bits on the first one. xx

Ginny said...

Both paintings are beautiful. I love the details on the first one and how different the second one is. Your work is inspiring.

Anesha said...

Wow, both painting are wonderful. Love the detail on the first one, super. :)

NatashaMay said...

That is great homework. :) Love it!

Kokopelli said...

Love the work for Art Class, especially her dress. The shadow painting is great. And yes, sometimes we just have to. :-)

craftimamma said...

I love both these pieces Annette and they are both so different. I loved the portrait when it was just a sketch and you haven't disappointed now it's painted. The portrait you used for inspiration was just that so I don't see how anyone would expect yours to look the same.

The shadow journal page is more than a bit mysterious but I love it. Very atmospheric!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Artwork is exquisite and as for 'teacher' ~ she is only a guide and there is no exact science in art ~ carry on ~ thanks, ^_^

La Abela said...

The girl looks much although it bows is slightly modified, your second work is interesting, I like it.

Pam said...

Your painting is just gorgeous!! Really love the colors and texture, and I like the added bird! The journal page is great to, love the monotone and sentiment!

Susan said...

I feel as if I could touch the fabric of her top...it is beautiful work! The entire portrait portrait is stunning. Put your photo away and enjoy this portrait for what it is...lovely work! Happy PPF

Elaine said...

Hi Annette,
Well , I’m back and I have the rest of today free so as to catch up on everyone’s creations since I have been away refurbishing my old house.
I adore reading the blog’s and looking at all the lovely cards and projects, almost as much as making the cards myself.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog , its so nice to keep in touch.
Two stunners here Annette, I love the lady , her dress is fabulous , stunning creation.
Great work well done ,
Hugs Elaine

WrightStuff said...

Oh this is gorgeous Netty. Your work just keeps getting better and better. I wouldn't worry about the angle of her head not being the same. You captured her so well otherwise.

Christine said...

oh wow! beautiful work this week Netty, I love them both!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I love your lady...and your journal page is mesmerizing!!!! love it!
cheers, dana

Pointy Pix said...

Netty, that is what artistic license is all about - the photo is only for inspiration - you add your own style to it and I, for one, love the addition of the bird!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Personally, I like yours better than the reference, especially because you added the bird- wonderful! Oh, and I think it's finished....
PPF Hugs,
Stephanie
P.S. Listen to the teacher to get the knowledge, but never forget; at the end of the day- it's YOUR choices in your art that make it uniquely yours!

Nora CG said...

Both of your pieces are amazing. I love all the details in the girls outfit!! Beautiful!

1CardCreator said...

Both are gorgeous Annette! I like the bird on her shoulder and although I can see the different angle of the face it still totally looks like the same person which seems like it would be harder to do. Lets hope she sees it that way too lol.

Candy C said...

Netty, your art pieces are so wonderful! Wow...your painting compared to your inspiration from the magazine is really amazing! That bird added on her shoulder is really clever, too. I so admire your talent and your inspiration! <3 Candy

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Well you KNOW I love the bird. :) it looks great to me too. Also that is what art is all about.. what inspires YOU. keep up the good work. Happy PPF.

Terry said...

Netty, I love this just the way it is and I do love your addition of the birdie and the blouse bling is very cool! Both are just amazing! Happy Firday!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Gorgeous work, Netty. This one turned out beautifully. I love the added bird, it really makes the painting great. Happy PPF

Debbie said...

I like what you did with this painting. The colors are beautiful and you made it your own, rather than just copy the original.

Gloria said...

Love that first one Nettie. Her blouse/vest is just awesome. All great things here and thank you for sharing. Happy PPF!

Kat Griffin said...

this is great , Netty. You captured her face wonderfully, and the top she is wearing is fabulous too. I would wear something like this ! my my the bird is very nice too...I like that you added sweet little bird.
the shadow art is very good and seems like it is from a vintage book...like it has a great mystery story to go with it.

-KAT-

wednesday said...

I love this painting. You took a reference photo and used to inspire something utterly your own. What's wrong with that? Nothing!

Simona Cordara said...

Great job with her dress!!! Love it!

Carolyn Dube said...

But I like the bird- perhaps the photographer should add a bird to make it match your painting! This is fantastic! Happy PPF!

Patti J said...

Nettie, you are so gifted! What a talent you have for all forms of art. I, personally, think that your version is much better than the original - the bird is a perfect touch! Hugs...

Tito said...

Beautiful work Netty! I think you have given your touch to this nice lady! Ciao!

Victoria said...

HI Netty!! Wow..fabulous she is very enchanting and i am drawn to the bid..beautiful!Love the embellished vibe to her clothes and a feeling of decadence too..she is brilliant!

and awesome shadow post..how mysterious and powerful..super cool..i love it...it draws me in with wonderment!!
Beautiful!
victoria

Jennie Atkinson said...

I thought it was brilliant! such alot of texture and the expression in the eyes is beautiful.

I love the way you have to "hand in" your work on a Wednesday !

Have a lovely weekend.

minnemie said...

OH I think it is fantastic! You have made it your own and that 's art!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Lovely colors and GORGEOUS texture, Netty!
Loving that bird on her shoulder! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Lynn said...

I certainly hope your teacher is not expecting you to duplicate the photo you used as a prompt!
Your additions are what make it your art!
As a textile artist too I really had to look hard to see that it was really just paint and not fabric and sequins added to the dress!
Beautifully done Netty! Bravo! A++

I have to go back now and give more attention to the shadow piece.

HPPF

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love all the texture you created on her blouse! I love that adorable little bird too. Happy PPF!

Nora MacPhail said...

Oh, I love this shadow piece. Very haunting!

kat said...

Netty I love your work, the lady and bird are just beautiful! Also your black and white piece,love it, so happy you shared with us, thanks! xx

Sadee Schilling said...

I love the texture of this piece and how you added the bird to her shoulder!

Leovi said...

Wonderful painting, I love the detail of the bird, delicious colors. Greetings.

Lindsay Drya Vanhove said...

This reminds me of the little bird I'm taking care of these days, sitting on my shoulder. Ahhh synchronicity, love that! Beautiful art. :)

kristin maynes said...

It's beautiful!! I love the added bird, so cute! Happy PPF!

Linda R said...

What an amazing work of art.. Your painting is FAB.. And I also love your shadow piece.. So creative my friend..

Hugs~

Kristin said...

Oh, Netty! THIS IS AWESOME! The first thing that really captured me was the detail on her shirt - the beading you created with glitter (I assume ;) is really gorgeous! And I love the little bird, even if it does get you in trouble ;)
LOVE to you, xo

Piarom said...

I absolutely love your painting it is amazing! so lovely the pearls on her shirt!... and the shadowed one is so cool too...yes we have to go with the flow ;) thats for sure!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I love the beading on her shirt and I don´t think it is important to get the head exactly the same as on the foto...you used your "artistic license" and that is good:) Happy PPF to you too.

Annette said...

Hi Netty, love what you are doing and even though you may not be pleased with it others are. In a few days you will say you know that isn't so bad after all. Yes I am on FB just under Annette Graves and don't go there to often just to check birthdays and say hey peps I have a new entry on my blog. Please follow me and then private message me so i can send you your give a way. xoxoxoxox Oh love this my new "neice" there across the pond Auntie Netty. Love it. xoxo

EVA said...

I think your version of the homework i s fabulous - the bird is a perfect addition! (My only question is about her missing arm...?)

The photo interpretation is so cool. Love it!

Kristin said...

Oh! I forgot to say: the pillow was sealed with a spray to protect it from smudging, but I expect (and hope ;) that it will be used for decoration only ;) xoxo

Annette said...

ok it says you don't exist. I know better you create beautiful work. Ok try Annette Graves Lubbock Texas we will get this done and I will continue to hunt for you . xoxox

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Netty. Amazing work. Love the tunic and the bird.
Regards Florence xx

VonnyK said...

Love your painting and you can use the artistic license rule when the teachers says it isn't the same as the picture you were to copy from.
Love the black and white, shadow pic.
Von (PPF)

June Nelson said...

Wow Netty lovely lady what a work of art its stunnign hun, ive done a pic of my daughter over on me blog too, we are both painting this week lol, its super darlin have a great wekend huggies June xxx

Daniele said...

.....lol, I love your thoughts and your quikyiness it looks so much better than the original with the bird on her shoulder......its so you
Have a fabbie weekend
hugs and best wishes

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Netty!! Love your lady and bird, I actually think it is better than the photo!! You are so clever!

Anne said...

Hi Netty! Your shadow painting is striking and Lady with the Bird is beautiful, love your decorative touch, it looks so rich and - art deco!

Ephemera said...

Hi Netty, it is fabulous, love how you've drawn and painted it the bird is a brilliant touch. Have a great weekend. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous paintings, really great.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Annette the picture you are using as your model looks fearful and your work looks pensive. I adore your work. The bird is a wonderful addition and just pay attention to your muse and don't think about what the outcome will be. Your own work is the best, by far!!
I am happy to see that all that remains of (what was his name again? LOL), is his shadow. Strong idea. Love your work. *smiles* Norma

Ariane Reichardt said...

Hi dear Netty,
thank you for your shadow play in the tunnel. Its a little bit scary for me... do I hear some whispers?
You are brave!

Greeting to your pretty Lady with bird,
xAriane

scarlett clay said...

I like your painting better than the photo! and the bird really adds to the piece as a whole!

scarlett clay said...

I like your painting better than the photo! and the bird really adds to the piece as a whole!

objectsofwhimsy said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

I really do Im a sucker for monochromatic. Fantastic idea and great imagery.

Have a nice day

Helen :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Fantastic detail on her dress. She has her own personality.

Martina2801 said...

Just fabulous, Netty! You have outdone yourself!
I LOVE IT!

Femmy said...

beautiful!!!

...tatjana... said...

oh! here are many women...

love your ART!

Ritu Dua said...

Just beautiful! The intricate pattern on her dress adds to the charm!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I think I like yours better than the original... the detail on the dress really sets it off... and so sorry for being so late this week... time has just been eaten up!!!...xx

Giggles said...

I agree I like it WAY better than the original!! What an excellent job you did!!I love the coat she's wearing.. wow so impressive!! Good job!! The bird tops it all off too!!

Hugs Giggles

laurie said...

this is amazing!! wow, wow, wow,

Brenda Brown said...

I love your painting Annette especially the addition of the little bird.
hugs {brenda} xox

Tracey Potter said...

I love you art homework painting, the bird is a nice touch! A delightful interpretation.

shedreamsofthesea said...

wow what a gorgeous painting, I love everything about it, it might be one of my favorites of yours!

Nordljus said...

Gorgeous painting! I think the angle you did is much better, and I love the bird!

Stefanie Seltner said...

I love that painting, really beautiful, great your interpretation of the photo!

Sharon said...

Wow I love the painting based on the photo - great colours - stunning!