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Friday, 31 August 2012

Work in Progress for Paint Party Friday

Hi, am still having fun painting the Flora Bowley way, this time I included finger painting, wow that was scary but exciting as well.  This is as far as I've got with this canvas sheet as am still thinking, yep am a great thinker.  Old habits die hard..............lol


Painted in acrylics , then applied a dotted stencil as my finger tips are too thick to do it any other way.  The birds still need work on them.  Wonder what they are gossiping about...........

This background of this piece was originally upside down, but didn't like it that way so turned it around and added the birds.


On Facebook Ange Lee took a wonderful photograph which included a girl garden statue, I asked her permission to sketch it and she very kindly let me.  Its in its barest bones at the moment as was wondering whether to add her to the painting. What do you think?

Am off to Paint Party Friday now to see all the wonderful paintings, which fill me with envy at the artists  awesome  talents.  Then I shall be looking at all your wonderful designs.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend.  Take care of yourself, hugs Annette x

76 comments:

Deborah said...

Love the beautiful muted colours. As for the girl, I'm not sure. Depends what else you are thinking of adding. It is a very pretty sketch though.

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

Gorgeous work Annette. I also love the Flora Bowley way. I recognize it immediately. Beautiful colors and details.
Lovely greet and nice weekend
Marja

Maggie said...

This is so dreamy Netty love the colours!

Maggie :)

Jenny Blair said...

Hi netty!Its been so long since I last paased by, and wow! I'm so loving your new adventures into paint! Stunning! Looks like you are having a whole lot of fun :) x

Chris said...

Superb Netty and I love the subtle background colours and pattern. Glad you're enjoying experimenting from the book and I also love your new header, the pre-raphaelite paintings are some of my absolute favourites. Chris x

Brenda Brown said...

Love the journalling style to this painting, such pretty colours together and fabulous upside down lol.
Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sandy said...

Hi my dear Netty

Thid is awesome.
So so lovely work.
I love it.

Have a wonderful weekend.
xoxo

Lessandra said...

This is really pretty and I thing the girl adds some nostalgia to it. Happy painting!

Doreen said...

Oooh love the colours on this Annette.xxx

Suzi B said...

I luurve the colours of this canvas, gorgeous!

suzi b xx

craftattack said...

Lovely, dreamy piece Netty! Valerie

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Beautiful work! I love it the way it is, but I'm sure I'd love it with the girl too, so I'm no help at all...

Buttons said...

Netty, the background is awe-inspiring and dreamy. Cannot wait to see where you take that lovely girl as I suspect she will become an integral part of this piece. Thanks for sharing a work in progress. Feel like I'm part of the journey when you do this, which is such a privilege. Hugs, Buttons x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful ...

NatashaMay said...

Looks lovely! Can't wait to see it finished. :)

Tracey Fletcher King said...

That background is especially lovely... the colour palette and the textures create a wonderful backdrop...xx

Leovi said...

Good composition of colors, very interesting. Really exquisite. Greetings.

Susan said...

A wonderful visit to "fairy land forest". Beautiful! Happy PPF

Giggles said...

I'm in love with the patterning and color on this page!! The statue is a bonus...coming along beautifully...could be one of my favorites!!

Hugs Giggles

Pam said...

Can't believe that's a finger painting!! It's amazing! The girl statue is a great addition too. Maybe the birds are gossiping about her! :)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

the canvas is incredible... your gut will tell you whether to leave the girl in or not - she is lovely and fits too but guess you'll see what direction your fingers take you!
cheer, dana

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

SO many things I like about this painting- I'm glad that you flipped it, the background really has a wallpaper feel to it, and the finger dots are the perfect touch! The birds look great with the girl- she's a keeper! All I'd do is give the birds a little more definition so they are as strong as the girl- hope that makes sense!
xx
Stephanie

Anesha said...

Love the colours in this, can't wait to see the completed work. Have a great weekend. :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabby Netty! I think the girl has a pensive air and am sure she will evolve and find her thinking place on your background which is just beautiful. x

Christine said...

this painting reminds me of peacocks you know, very nice!

Pointy Pix said...

Netty, this is wonderful - I can't believe it's a finger painting - it looks so delicate!! The sketch of the girl is beautiful.

Victoria said...

Oh My Annette..I LOVE this piece! It feels very multi-sensory for me..seeing all those gorgeous patterns and dots and shapes..they really capture my senses and sense of visual texture..know what I mean? and the addition of the little girl..is very inspiring and stunning..like an added dimension..so beautiful! Not to mention the whole color palette as well is magical..blissful!! I love it!
HUgs
Victoria

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful BG Netty - love the soft colors!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully creative ~ love the colors, composition and the little girl ~ (A Creative Harbor)

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous piece, I love the colors and that you flipped it too. I think the girl is beautiful and she looks like she belongs there, I would keep her.

Junibears said...

Your painting is awesome Netty! Love the colours you've chosen. I like the little girl added too. Hugs xx

Faye said...

Beautiful color scheme, Netty. What fun this painting seems!

Gloria said...

Hi Netty, I love the soft background and the little girl. Nice job. The birds are probably saying to one another..."No, I saw that worm first, it's mine."
tee hee. Have a great weekend.

Samantha Read said...

Gorgeous work Nettie, love the colours you've chosen. Have a lovely weekend, Sam xx

RobanStudio said...

I too love the colors. In my humble opinion the girl should be flipped so she's looking from left to right, since that's how we read. Maybe you could give her a rock to sit on? It's going to be lovely when you are finished! Happy PPF. xo ~ Rhonda

WrightStuff said...

This does have a lovely dreamy quality to it.

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh Netty, this is one of my favorites! I love how this one is coming along. Soft, subtle colors and of course, you know my love of birds.....

peggy gatto said...

I just love the delicious colors!!!

Carolyn Dube said...

Yes! Add her!! I love the softness of the painting with her!

Karin said...

gorgeous!! have a nice weekend!

Laura Moore said...

This is great already. I know what you mean about being a thinker... I'm one of those too. Thanks for dropping by. Happy PPF.

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Great work Netty! I start Flora's on-line class next week, so we'll see what it brings. Happy PPF

Daniele said...

what wonderful colours
hugs

soulbrush said...

I have never been attracted to finger painting- guess my fingers are just too fat and clumsy. But these are so lovely. Happy PPF

Mary C. Nasser said...

So sweet and lovely, Netty.
Beautiful patterning in the background, too!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Sadee Schilling said...

Oooh, Netty, I'm really really loving this one!

Meggymay said...

Its looking beautiful, the little girl looks so wistful.
Yvonne x

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Looking good. Pretty colors. HPPF

Jessica Sporn said...

Lovely! I'm taking floras class starting 9/12. Can't wait. Happy PPF!

Bridget Schmidt said...

I like the muted pastels and your swirly dot designs.
I also love your header. I'm thinking about doing a rendition of John Waterhouse's Lady of Shalott, one of my favorite paintings.

Alicia C said...

what a wonderful entry! amazing it was turned upside down - looks so right, with the birds, the way it is!

Karen Smithey said...

The colors in this are gorgeous! And of course, I love the dots :)

Sandy said...

Wonderful Netty - great colors and design!
Sandy

Femmy said...

fantastic background!

Natasha said...

Funny, I thought the bird was on a tree upside down!! I love the sketch of the girl. Stunning!!

denthe said...

Oh yes, it's addictive isn't it, painting the Flora Bowley way!? And using your fingers ... aah ... heaven...
It looks wonderful with or without the girl, so I guess I'm not much help here. Just let it sit somewhere where you'll see it all the time. At a certain moment you''ll "know" whether to add the girl or not ...

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful colors!! Love the little birds. The statue is sweet. She does seem to fit into the fantasy land of your creation. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fabulous art work, love the soft coloring look.
Wish a nice weekend,
hugs Anja

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is looking amazing, Netty. I think the pensive girl drawing would fit perfectly with your background. Blessings!

Elaine said...

FABULOUS Annette ,finger painting is a bit messy but so effective . Stunning work.
Thank you so much for your super comments on my blog . Have a super weekend
Big Hugs Elaine

Heidi said...

Beautiful work!
The colours are so pretty:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Anne said...

Lovely WIP, the background is beautiful in a soft dreamy way and the girl fits in to it perfectly, giving a nice contrast! Have a great weekend!

Rita said...

Beautiful, I love the colors!

Linda R said...

Looks beautiful..

PetraB said...

wonderful colours, so subtle and dreamy.

LilliBean Designs said...

Your work in progress is lovely so far. I love the colours you have chosen for your painting

p.s - Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment x

Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful soft colours Annette, I love the little girl, love it! Gay

Andrea C said...

Jeezo this is beautiful. She looks so sad. Background is superb x

wednesday said...

This painting is beautiful, love the stylized patterns and birds.

I think instead of the wistful girl it needs something more grown and elegant, like an Erte or Georges Barbier inspired woman.

missy k said...

Beautiful work Netty.... I love your pensive looking girl .... I think she is dreaming about something nice:)

Karenx

ps have a great time away

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Charming ! I love Flora Bowley and have been reading her book. Patsy

duaa said...

I really love the soft feel of this piece.The birds are a brilliant touch.I love it!Think the birds look fine by themselves, without the girl...but even then..it's lovely

Duaa

Daniele Valois said...

I think this turned out so lovely!!!

JKW said...

I love the beautiful colors, this piece reminds me of my very favorite fabric. .. Batiks. Love the birds, not sure about the girl. She's more like concrete than soft and floaty. Just my opinion, after all it is a WIP. Blessings, Janet, PPF

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What wonderful pastelllly colors...very sooooothing ...
yes, our summer has come back too...isn´t it great weather...breeeezy and sunnnny,,,what more could a girl ask for,,,right!!

iene said...

beautiful background and lovely drawing
☺ Evelyn