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Friday, 10 August 2012

Pages from my Art Journal for Paint Party Friday

There is a Lady sweet and kind,
Was never face so pleased my mind;
I did but see her passing by,
And yet I love her till I die.............Anon




Had already prepared a background in my Art Journal when on the page this face suddenly appeared in my mind, now have to say this very rarely happens to me.  But had read the quote above a couple of days ago so it had obviously influenced  me without knowing it...............  The lady has been drawn and coloured with Graphitints (first time have used these)



This page is totally different which includes doodling, drawing, painting and stamping.  I will quickly try and explain..........life had been hectic and my aura was definitely red for panic...........juggling so many things and keeping my eye on the ball and in this case 5 balls at a time which all wanted to sail away from me and felt as if I was swimming against the tide.  First the Storm and then the Serenity of the Lady above........thats what I love about Art, we all express our feelings in different ways.



This is another background which is waiting to be added to, what,  I do not know, its all an adventure of emotions.

Am really looking forward to some playtime this weekend as have just purchased a new Art book by Flora Bowley called Brave Intuitive Painting Let Go, Be Bold, Unfold............. heaven only knows what will happen, it will all probably turn out to be a great mess but at least will have fun trying it Flora's way.

Sorry about the lengthy post and its boring content.........so will understand if you don't read it...... am off to Paint Party Friday to see loads of fab artwork and will be dropping by to see you  over the weekend, in between Being Bold with the paints...........lol  Take care and have a smashing weekend, Annette x

67 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful Netty!

craftattack said...

The face is lovely, the bright red page scares me, as red always does , and the last page is very promising. Have a fun day, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Gosh, these pages are so different, yet all beautiful in their own way. My favourite is the top one, the background is just stunning. Would love to know what you used for that.

Hope your life settles down a bit... (I did read the whole post lol)

Catherine... said...

Hi Nettie,
Love the lady and poem...really beautiful. I love the little boats trying to sail away, great representation of how you felt. Agree our emotions are the biggest influence over the artwork we do... have a great weekend and relax... :)

Paula Whittaker said...

the poem is lovely...and youre picture is quite ethereal.
Hope you manage to have a calm and peaceful weekend.

butterfly said...

I'm so in awe of people who can actually draw - your serene girl is wonderful, as though she grew out of her background (which I suppose she did in a way). The roses are gorgeous - I'm amazed you feel they're a background, not sure I could bear to cover them up! Thank you for your suggestion over at Words and Pictures - I'm off to check out the Happy Daze challenge.
Alison x

Anesha said...

Lovely soft colours on your first drawing. That red page is fab! Have a great day.:)

Pam said...

I'm never bored with your posts Annette!! Your artwork here is amazing, and is worth reading all the way through!

Doreen said...

Stunning work as always Annette,love the poem.xxx

Carolyn Dube said...

What a fabulous woman you have here- and the quote is perfect! I love when the magic strikes When something appears to me in the background of a painting demanding to be painted- it is so energizing.

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

A very pretty face. And I especially like the soft colors in the roses; it will be spectacular as a background.

Nancy

denthe said...

Oh, that face fits so well with that poem. Love it! And that red vibrant color of the hand, yes, it gives a completely different feel, but just as lovely. You will have fun with Flora's book. And the nice thing with her painting style is: You can't mess up! If you don't like it, it's just another layer and you can merrily go on to the next one ;-)

NatashaMay said...

I love how different all three pieces are. :) Girl looks beautiful and I love the bold colors with doodling. :)

Patti J said...

So beautiful, Nettie, and love the variation of the pieces. You are amazing!

Christine said...

interesting effect the face has, almost ghostly! Nice variety of work this week!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully creative work ~ face is marvelous and you will enjoy Flora Bowley's book ~ (A Creative Harbor) artmusedog ^_^

thanks for coming by and commenting ^_^

Melisa said...

Boring? Not at all! I love your beautiful lady and the poem that goes with her. Keep those balls juggling when you have to, because there will always be a little peace to enjoy when it is over.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! love these Annette!!! I love the lady....well done!!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful journal pages. The poem and face are lovely, and I really like the symbolic piece. It's very intriguing.

crafty-stamper said...

The lady is beautiful and I can fully relate to the interpretation of the hand
carol x

minnemie said...

OH I love it when things just appear... it happens to me very infrequently as well... but what joy when it does! Love your lady.

Buttons said...

Gosh Netty! Such a contrast in styles! It's so great to see you are never 'stuck in a rut'. Loving your work. Hugs, Buttons x

Leovi said...

Magnificent portrait full of tenderness. Also very sweet flowers.

Evil Edna said...

beautiful and ethreal.EE

trisha too said...

Wonderful pages, Netty! Thank you for the sweet comment at the AP blog, I really appreciate it!

You have a wonderful weekend, as well, dear lady!

:)

RobanStudio said...

Isn't it magical when art creates itself so to speak? Your lady is fabulous! And the red energy of your hand painting is super. I do hope things settle down for your very soon! Sending you a hug. Happy PPF! ~Rhonda

Gloria said...

I've never heard of Graphitints,I'll have to check them out. Your pages are wonderful and I love the poem. By the way, whenever I see your profile picture and see that kind and sweet smile you have on your face, I smile back at you. It's a great picture of you. Have a wonderful weekend.

hastingshall2 said...

Netty, I do love the lady's face that suddenly appeared in your beautiful background. You do faces so well. The middle piece sure does show some frustration and strong emotions. And the lower background is very lovely. Hope to see more on it later.
Faye

Pointy Pix said...

Netty, firstly, your post was neither long nor boring (And I should know as I am queen of not being able to make a long story short!) I love your journal pages - so different yet so clearly inspired by what was going on in your subconscious. I love the lady- it seems she definitely was created by your reading of that quote!

soulbrush said...

I love bold painting, and your woman is superb.

Gez said...

Wow! Beautiful face Netty and the poem is lovely too. Fabby artwork. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Enjoy that book! xx

Heidi said...

Beautiful poem and lovely work:)
Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

Victoria said...

Wow Annette...the lady is gorgeous and very enchanting...she is totally blissful! I love how she appeared to you..magical! and the hand totally captivates me...gorgeous chakras and energies..totally mesmerizing and the colors are visually decadent!! and the final piece..is serene and cheerful..stunning!! Thanks for this visual feast!
Hugs and sparkles kindred sister!
Victoria

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all fabulous Annette, I love the face.
Kevin xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, your Lady is a real beauty, the words are lovely. The red realy pops off the page is fantastic in its own way. Have a good weekend.
Yvonne x

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Beautiful Netty. You show so many sides of yourself here. I really like the red hand and all the meaning that you put into it. Wonderful work! Happy PPF

Lottie said...

Wow - what a lot of thought and meaning has gone into your work and the explanation was not the least bit boring - but very moving indeed. I absolutely adore each of your creations - you should be so very proud how they all turned out

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your hand in the red background is really interesting. Blessings!

Fuchsia said...

Love your lady Netty she looks like to me she is floating out of a colourful mist I love it x

Karen Smithey said...

Wow. Your lady is certainly stunning--love the beautiful face against that gorgeous background.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful paintings. Love the hand.

Gerri Herbst said...

Stunning creations today. You are talented in oh so many styles! Enjoy your workon facebook too. take care, gerri

Nora MacPhail said...

Outstanding work. Very imaginative and different. Have a wonderful creative weekend.

Molly said...

beautiful-- so different from each other but each beautiful in its own way. have a great weekend!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Your lady is quite lovely. I think your book Intuitive Painting sounds intriguing. Messy is just fine sometimes!

Anne said...

Love the variety; beautiful, ethereal portrait and very striking and fascinating drawing!

Elisa said...

It's not a boring post at all as I read all the way down:) Great paintings and journal page! It's good that you follow your intuition. Have some rest too!

Natasha said...

Love your use of the graphitints. I have had mine for ages, but haven't explored them really at all. You have inspired me to dig them out. :)

Sandy said...

Netty your painting work is fabulous.
Really really wonderful work my dear friend.

Have a wonderful and sunny weekend my dear friend.
xoxo

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Love the effect with your pretty lady Netty, great artwork again, it's never boring visiting you, hugs Gay xxx

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Your work continues to evolve and amaze. Wonderful!
Have a super weekend!

Terry said...

Netty, I love how her pretty face blends into to the beautiful background! Great painting! Happy Weekend!

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous Netty!!! Love how she just appeared to you! You just keep getting better and better.
hugs Lynn

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful work, Netty!
Especially love the portrait and its translucency!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

wednesday said...

Love the Sweet Lady, she is very beautiful, and you can see the serenity flowing form her.
Hope you have found time to enjoy your new art book.

Sandy said...

I love your art work - I might not always comment but I am always here!
Sandy

Maria Ontiveros said...

Your first page has so much emotion. Thanks for sharing.
Happy PPF,
Rinda

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully expressed in both paint and words Annette, TFS.

Hugs Brenda xox

Ephemera said...

Hi Netty, love your artwork it is painted from the soul. So inspirational. Beautiful poem so evocative. Have. Lovely Sunday. XX

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Netty. Wow! You have been busy. Wonderful work. All so different. Especially love the roses on the third one. Can't wait to see that one finished. Have a wonderful creative week.
Regards Florence xx

Elaine said...

Wow your lady is stunning , and just popped into your mind how fabulous Annette Hugs Elaine

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Fun drawings and colors. all seem different but you. The Red is me right now. :) HPPF

Giggles said...

Very mystic the lady and the hand!! Great colors... very nice work!!

Hugs Giggles

Linda R said...

WOW.. So many wonderful creation here my friend. LOVE the drawing of your lady. So pretty. Hope you had fun creating this weekend.

Hugs~

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

not too long to read because what you say has impact. all true & our art does go in many directions as our emotions & committments go in many. I love the girl, her hair is beautiful - my hair always looks flat with no dimension. ( my real & painted hair) someone else mentioned that book, can't wait to hear what you think of it. Here's to a calmer week!
cheers, dana

1CardCreator said...

You never bore me Annette, Love your work today, it is gorgeous. Looks like you are really growing, your art has a whole new layer to it you have not shown before.

pauline said...

oh Annette, i am only now catching up with so many blogs... these artworks are SO beautiful!! i see such an improvement with that portrait of the lovely lady... amazing how she appeared magically for you. And those doodles!! OMG... very beautiful. So happy to see you creating such beauty! xox