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Friday, 17 August 2012

Trying to Paint the Flora Bowley way..........works in progress

Hi, its Paint Party Friday, yaaaaaay and this week am showing you two works in progress.  There is no rush to finish them as want to think a bit more yet.  Anyways my book arrived by Flora Bowley called Brave Intuitive Painting....let go..be bold..unfold.....the backgrounds were a blast to do, have never slapped on the paint before............then just see what happens...........sounds exciting.......and it is.  The canvases used are previous works in progress which I didn't like,  so waste not want not and start afresh.

(18'' x 16 '')


(12'' x 10'')
Both very different but this made it very exciting for me.  Both Works in Progress are painted in Acrylics.  When your painting mojo is low this book certainly makes you want to get your paints out.

Am scheduling this post as need to get to town in the morning to buy some packaging.....yep somebody actually wanted to buy one of my previous canvases after seeing it on Facebook, plus a couple of my pendants,  can you believe it.....woo hoo...so the cash will be handy for some more acrylics and canvases.

Thanking you for popping in and will catch up with you all later.  Have a great weekend and take care of yourselves, hugs Annette xx

74 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wow what ana amazing painting project. Love the colors and the idea.
Absolutely powerful.

Have a sunny weekend my friend.
xoxo

Evil Edna said...

really fresh, with lots of depth.EE

Deborah said...

No idea who Flora Bowley is but that first canvas is amazing! Congrats too on selling some of your art.

Doreen said...

Wow beautiful work Annette,love the colours.xxx

Natasha said...

It is a great book isn't it. Love that book and her process. These are great. Powerful already. :)

Jan said...

Wow... both are very powerful Netty. I dont know Flora Bowley's work but these are amazing.

craftattack said...

Lovely projects - looks like you are having fun! Valerie

WrightStuff said...

Ooh I like! I was lucky to attend one of Flora's workshops last year and there's a photo of me in her book!! Check out page 86. Pink jumper, apron, brown bob.

NatashaMay said...

Oh, love the FLora inspired piece. Gorgeous!

Anne said...

Lovely WIPs, so much color and originality!
Congrats on your sale, that's awesome!

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

WOW Annette I adore your work. Beautiful art. I like the way of painting also from Flora. But your work is marvelous and I like the colors.
Lovely greet and nice weekend
Marja
(marjascreativity)

Astrid Maclean said...

No idea who this Flora person is either but it certainly looks like great inspiration. Specially love the first one, but hey the second one could develop into something very special too I'm sure. Congrats on your sales!!

Pam said...

Wow Annette, just love these! What great inspiration this Flora is!!! And who wouldn't want to buy your work?!! It's fabulous! I would be proud to wear one of your pendants!!

crafty-stamper said...

congratulations on you sales and absolutely love the first canvas its stunning I love it
carol x

Victoria said...

Wow Annette..these spark my being..these creations are definately from the soul...and carry such energy and magic and transformation..very symbolic..wonderful to reflect on and " i can totally feel them"..love that!! oustanding beauty...like being inside the dreamworld while awake!!
hugs..
Victoria

Samantha Read said...

They are both wonderful Nettie, can see you are having fun!
Wishing you a lovely weekend, xxx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love them both, Netty, but the one with the silhouettes is my favorite. It's so intriguing. Congratulations on selling a painting and Blessings!

Anesha said...

Two great creations, love the first one. Congrats on selling your painting!!! Have a wonderful weekend. hugs anesha

Faye said...

What an exciting new-to-me way to paint, Netty. Your paintings are gorgeous with the vivid colors and the detail work.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Netty ~ Wow! You are really expanding and now selling ~ Bravo! ~ Wonderful creations ~ ( A Creative Harbor)

Kathy Eddy said...

These are just wonderful; Annette! I love the bright colors. I cannot paint a lick but have always wished I could.

RobanStudio said...

Congratulations on your wonderful new works in progress AND your sales! Yay. Loving this new work. The book sounds interesting. xo ~ Rhonda

Heather Santos said...

These are beautiful... I need to check out that book. Congrats on your sales!

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are fabulous Annette, my favorite is the first one its stunning!
Kevin xx

Debbie said...

Your backgrounds look great. I am going to look for that book to get some new ideas for painting. Thanks for sharing.

peggy gatto said...

you are really good with your colors and technique!
I think you are almost finished!

Gloria said...

What an interesting piece. Love the color, lots of depth, really intense. Thanks Netty.

Lori said...

Love it! Those colors are wonderful, the design is awesome! Have a wonderful weekend!

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

Your two works are unfolding nicely!

Nancy

coops said...

both so stunning netty.really bod and colourful :D

xx coops xx

Jingle said...

I am absolutely LOVING those beautiful, deep tones in the first piece!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow Netty - these are great. Especially like the first one. Have a lovely painty weekend! x

Christine said...

lovely pieces!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

No idea who Flora Bowley is but love that colorful painting project!with fabulous effect.
Wish you a sunny weekend,
xox Anja

Von said...

Oh yes love that ! very exciting :)
Von ♥

Carolyn Dube said...

Congrats on the sales!!! I love what you have done Flora style- it is so full of rich colors and design!!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

You never cease to amaze me with trying new things. I've decided to go on that journey, too! It keeps us fresh!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love all the bright colors!!

Meggymay said...

Wow, both awesome, loving the vibrant blues on the first one.
Yvonne x

Buttons said...

Boy oh boy are you creating magic here! Especially love the first one (I'm a sucker for anything blue/green and this is stunning). Hugs, Buttons x

Leovi said...

Excellent composition, very creative, I love the blues in particular.
Saludos.

Nicola said...

Hi Netty! What a fantastic project to work on, I can't wait to see how they look finished, I really love the first one beautiful colours and so much energy! :0) Congratulations on your sales that is fantastic!!!

I see that you mentioned you are on facebook? Do you have an art facebook page?

Carola Bartz said...

You're one more person who just convinced me to finally get that book - I haven been playing with the thought for quite a while.
I love both you works, especially the one on top - I just love the colors and the cirles with the birds, the litte tree in the corner - beautiful.
Congrats on the sale!

Giggles said...

Wow I love these especially the turquoise one!! Can't wait to see it finished!! Excellent work, thanks for sharing!!

Hugs Giggles

Nora MacPhail said...

Awesome Netty. I like the black and turquoise together. Very graphic.
Have fun.

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Wow - Netty - Amazing!! Really excellent. Keep going with this it really suits you. Happy PPF

Melisa said...

Congrats on the sales! These are pretty interesting. I see a dark cave with water flowing into it or from it in the first one, and I want to see where it leads.

Petrea said...

Keep painting your way- that's what counts- your paintings are bursting with life!

Petrea said...

Keep painting your way- that's what counts- your paintings are bursting with life!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous wips and congrats on your sale.
Hugs Brenda xox

Terry said...

Netty, whatever it is or how you are doing it works, so don't change a thing! These a over the top fabulous! Have a great weekend!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Netty,
Congratulations on your sales!
That's wonderful!
Love your WIPs!!
Especially the first, since I love blues and nature. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

bohemiannie! art said...

Don't know why...but I could only see the second picture. I think something needs tweaking with my new laptop. Anyway...the second painting is totally awesome. Love that background. So happy for you that you sold some of your artwork! And...I love your header.

Linda R said...

They both look wonderful. I love the color they look like they would have been fun to paint..

Hugs~

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, two fantastic creation. I especially love the first one, wonderful colors.

Gez said...

STUNNING artwork Netty. You really have a fabulous eye for colour. Congratulations on selling your art work sure to be loved. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Gez

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Loving the top one. Really loving it.

denthe said...

Aaaah yess! isn't it fun!? I love Flora! Looking forward to where your paintings take you! Wonderful work!

Alicia C said...

I love these works!! the birds on a wire are great and that tree makes me happy. Happy PPF!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv the blues.....and all the colors in your 2nd canvas....just don't cut off your ear gf!

Karen Smithey said...

I haven't ordered her book, but I've been painting much the same way--slap the paint on, see what comes out! At first I was having trouble seeing anything in the paint, (I have much the same trouble with clouds, alas), but eventually I did start to see shapes and curves I could use!

It is very very fun, you're right.

minnemie said...

Ahh, just slapping the paint on does sound freeing - and fun! I especially lie the background on the first one.

wednesday said...

Looks like Flora's techniques agree with you. Congrats on making those sales! Let's hear it for new art supplies!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

love them both... getting the book!
cheers, dana

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

love them both... getting the book!
cheers, dana

Sharon Evans said...

Wow! amazing colours love them both

Lynn said...

Both quite striking! For some reason both remind me of art quilts. But then that is something I have a love of, so maybe I see possiblities for them in others art. Happy for your sales! How exciting! HPPF.

Daniele said...

bold and brave is definitely what you do Annette, wish I could be so bold with my colouring, love the creation
hugs and best wishes

Elisa said...

beautiful paintings! I really adore the flowers done by dots.

Andrea C said...

Netty that first one is incredible!!! I LOVE it. You are so talented. xxxxxx

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

wow.. congrats on the sales. they know good work when they see it. wonderful beginnings here. look forward to the finish paintings. :)HPPF

Elaine said...

Amazing work as always Annette Hugs Elaine

baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous WIP and so glad to hear that you have sold some of your work how wonderful and exciting.

Marie

shedreamsofthesea said...

This is just how I like to paint! A wonderful beginning.