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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The End of Summer of Color for 2012

Hi, its the end of the fab Summer of Color challenge this week hosted by the lovely Kristin and am sure the rest of the people who took part in this challenge will miss it as much as myself.  For the last 3 weeks have submitted tags with little houses on them but thought I would go back to Art for this final one which is Watermelon Ice flavoured sorbet/icecream.

Drawn in Pencil and Painted in Acrylics

Introducing Walter a rather handsome Cockatoo and doesn't he know it...............lol

Thank you Kristin for a wonderful Summer of Color and a huge thanks to everyone who shared their wonderful talents for us all to look at both on the blogs and on Facebook.

Have some serious catching up to do now on all your wonderful blogs.  Take care of yourselves and lets hope that here in the UK we actually get a Summer.  Hugs Annette x

70 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow what a dream.
So beautiful art Netty.
Love them. xoxo

Doreen said...

Absolutely gorgeous Annette.xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, he is amazing! Did you actually draw him? Beautiful card!

Lottie said...

Just perfect - absolutely gorgeous

Joanna said...

Beautiful.

Michelle said...

Hi Nettie
How lovely to find your comment on my blog, I've missed you. Thanks so much for taking the time , lovin your painting, he looks so proud of himself. Hope you're well and smily
X Michelle

craftattack said...

Gorgeous bird, he really is handsome! Summer? We are still waiting too! Valerie

Gery said...

This looks fabulous, Netty.
What a colour and what a structure in your painting!!
You did a great job in this artwork.
Love Gery

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

very very gorgeous your painting cockatoo. Super work Annette. Love it.
Lovely greet
Marja
(marjascreativity)

Suzi B said...

He's one handsome cockatoo.. wonderful art work Netty
suzi b xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

He is magnificent, love the wonderful colours and beautiful fine detail to his plumes, Gay xxx

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,you never fail to amaze me this is simply stunning,honest Hun you are such a really amazing artist,hugs Cherylxxxx

Pam said...

Super awesome drawing Annette, and loving the paint texture on him!!

Carolyn Dube said...

Stunning! Love how you use texture to highlight the wing and feathers!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Walter is very creative ~ Wow ~ thanks for sharing Summer Colors with me ~ ^_^ ( A Creative Harbor)

Heidi said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Beautiful work:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Diana Taylor said...

Stunning work - it looks like a Victorian botanists illustration - very beautiful and delicate. I love the butterfly - perfection!

Christine said...

Netty this is really beautiful, love the textures.

Jingle said...

Oh, wow! This is beautiful! I love the gorgeous texture!

Pam Tucker said...

Gorgeous work, Netty!

Martina2801 said...

What a gorgeous painting, Netty! Beautiful art!

Sue said...

Such a lovely composition and beautifully crafted...lovely!!!!
xx

Karin said...

its beautiful!

Pointy Pix said...

Walter is fabulous!! I love the way you've used the colours this week. And I'm with you on the UK summer!!

peggy gatto said...

what a sweet and delicate little piece, a happy ending!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is absolutely fabulous Annette.
Kevin xx

missy k said...

He is handsome! Great drawing.

Summer of Color has been so much fun....

We started with a lovely sunny day here today... but surprise surprise it ended in rain!

Karenx

Lori said...

I'll give you our summer if you want, would gladly trade, as it's over 100 degrees here today. lol. This drawing and painting is really fabulous Netty, love it!

Jo Murray said...

That's a Major Mitchell parrot Netty... and gorgeous.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Really amazing, great art work.
Hugs Anja

Joanna said...

Beautiful cockatoo!

Summer of Color has been a blast, hasn't it?! Unlike our UK summer which has, so far, been a damp squib :o(

Meggymay said...

Wow, this is one handsome bird. Fantastic art.
Yvonne x

Daniele said...

wowo just loving this one Annette, gorgoeus colouring, love the soft colouring of the main body
hugs

coops said...

wow so beautiful netty.gorgeous soft colours :D

xx coops xx

Terry said...

Netty, you have really given me some pretty sweet eye candy here! I love this Cockatoo and you did an amazing WOA! Enjoy!

Kristin said...

XO!

Linda R said...

That is one good looking bird my friend. Well done..

Hugs~

Femmy said...

it's soo beautiful!!

BJ said...

Fabulous art and you snuck in a butterfly too. Super job - BJ

Dragon said...

Woo that is SO delicate and soft but full of life
Frankie
xx

Elisabeth R said...

Beautiful! And I love the creamy colors. :)

linda (dots n doodles) said...

He is beautiful and I love the texture you have added.

June Nelson said...

Wow Netty darlin y our art amazes me as y our so diverse, this is brilliant darlin imloving him and yes he is very handsome!!! huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Dezinaworld said...

Stunning work on this one Netty, what a wonderful creation, your art just gets better and better
hugs June x

Nora CG said...

Stunning, I love the texture created with the acrylics. Great job!!!

Brenda Brown said...

This is such an exciting piece of art Annette. I just love the colours and your drawing and painting is wonderful.
hugs {brenda} xox

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Beautiful. gorgeous colors.

Tracy said...

Beautiful! I'll never forget coming round a corner on Kangaroo Island and seeing a tree full of cockatoos - they looked just like giant magnolia blossoms!

denthe said...

He looks like a very proud bird! lovely texture!

florenceandfreddie said...

Oh wow! Netty this is amazing.
Regards Florence xx

Gloria said...

Annette, this is a beautiful bird. He looks regal. I like the crackled look on his wings, and what a great face. My favorite temperature is about 70 degrees. We have had a record # of high 90's this year and are one of the states getting drought assistance, so I would like to send you at least half of our 99 degree days! I am an hour Northwest of the city of Chicago, Illinois.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just amazing.

Shahrul Niza said...

handsome bird :) Beautiful art. Hugs.

Kristin Aquariann said...

Cool bird! The texture in his white feathers is a nice touch.

♥ aquariann
Art Update: Daisy Drawing

Melinda said...

beautiful!

NatashaMay said...

Looks fabulous! I love the texture the paint gives. :)

minnemie said...

Beautiful! Simple palette which makes it very striking!

stefanie stark said...

What a beautiful bird. He looks so majestic in his "royal" colors.
Lovely greet
Stefanie

RobanStudio said...

This piece is gorgeous Netty!!! I'm so glad to see you are still here, I've missed you! This would make such a lovely card! Happy PPF! :-) Hope your family is well. ~Rhonda

CuddlyBunny said...

Netty this is so wonderful! I love the soft colors and the visible texture! Just amazing!

scarlett clay said...

Really a gorgeous piece, love the little butterfly! :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours and the texture of his feathers
Lindsay xx

Kathy said...

Simply beautiful..he is lovely.. great end to a wonderful challenge...
Kath
xx

butterfly said...

This is stunning. What a gorgeous piece of bird art - like something out of Audubon - so delicate and lovely!
Thank you also for your lovely comments over at Words and Pictures... welcome!
Alison x

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh this is wonderful..lovely textures!

Andrea C said...

This is incredible!!! You are one talented lady xx

LindaBrun said...

WOW Netty. You have drawing skills like no other. Beautiful bird and love the colors you've given him.
I have escaped to Denmark and yes here we have summer. Norway is flooding, so no point in staying there for the 'summer'.
Hugs

Faye said...

Netty, just looked to see what you've been up to while I was away. Beautiful work throughout. I really fell in love with this gorgeous bird. Great job.

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous, love the glitter too!

lydiapuenteharris said...

I love this fella- he is spectacular! And I love your artwork,following you now for inspiration and arty goodness. :)