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Friday, 14 September 2012

Nearly Finished - but not quite.................

Hi, having missed the party last week through being away in Stratford on Avon, didn't want to miss it again this week.  So am showing my latest drawing/acrylic paints on a reusable item.  There is still work to do on it but it won't take long.  After seeing this picture displayed in an art shop whilst we were away I roughly sketched it on an envelope so it could be painted when we got home.


The reusable item is this......................then wrapped some canvas paper around it ready for painting.


For those of you who haven't visited the Royal Shakespeare Theatres in Stratford I thought you might like to see this photo.  All three of the theatres are now like this inside - very much like the famous Globe Theatre in London.



At the moment am busy decoupatching a box ( Cath Kidston style ) for my sister's birthday which is taking me ages as it has to have so many layers of modge podge, hopefully I will get the wet and dry sanding done by the weekend, then the rest is decorating.  Had the decorations all planned when unfortunately my dear old Cuttlebug decided it didn't want to cut anymore so have ordered a Big Shot; grumpy old husband said " well thats your birthday present sorted  "........hmmmmmmmmm thats what he thinks..................lol

Thank you for popping in and hope you have a lovely weekend,  take care of yourselves. Hugs Annette xx

Just popped back to say have finished the painting and have put it on my Facebook page if you would like to look............xx

61 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely painting, I love everything from Vermeer, and you have done justice to his 'Lady with the Earring' Glad you had a good time in Stratford on Avon. Now have fun with your Big shot! Valerie

craftimamma said...

This is really lovely Annette. Well done for doing the sketch whilst you were away. That would have taken up my whole visit if I'd tried it, lol! Sorry to hear about your 'Bug' but I don't think you'll regret getting a Big Shot. The only slight downsides compared to the Bug are that it takes up a bit more room and doesn't fold up so is not as portable but I wouldn't swap mine.

Look forward to seeing that fab sounding box.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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Brenda Brown said...

Love your interpretation of that beautiful lady and how clever to have drawn it while you were away.
Good choice on the big shot.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xox

Anesha said...

Great painting. Hope you had a great holiday. :)

Astrid Maclean said...

This is fabulous Netty, well done! Did you ever watch the film (and or read the book of the Girl with the pearl earring?)It's one of my all time favourites. Good luck with your Big Shot, like Lesley says, it takes up more room then the bug, but I reckon it's worth it. I finally got mine last month and though it takes getting used to, I love it!

Doreen said...

Your painting is gorgeous Annette.xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

looking good Annette.
Have a fab weekend x

Sandy said...

Netty this is fantastic.
Your painting rock.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
xoxo

Junibears said...

Very well done Netty. I love that painting.Girl with a pearl earring! You're making a perfect job. Hope you're well. Hugs
xx

Buttons said...

That's some going sketching it whilst you were away! Most impressed. Glad you enjoyed Stratford. Hugs, Buttons x

NatashaMay said...

She looks wonderful! I love that painting and made an attempt myself a while back. :)

Pam said...

Love your painting! And the theater looks marvelous!! Enjoy your Bigshot, I love mine!!

Von said...

A beautiful lady Neet you have done her justice :)
Von ♥

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely painting ~ well done ~ You must have a photographic memory as well as your sketch ~ thanks for the photos ~ (A Creative Harbor)

denthe said...

Your lady with the earring looks great! Can't wait to see that box finished!

Debbie said...

Your painting is really nice, and thank you for showing the picture of the theater. Wow! Lucky you!

Wendy said...

wow, Nettie! your painting is beautiful...you are so talented!

Leovi said...

A good painting, or face delicious with nice colors.

Pointy Pix said...

Hope you had a wonderful time in Stratford and your girl with the pearl earring is fab - I would've never known it was on the back of a kleenex box bit!!

Lori said...

Great idea for a substrate! lol! Have fun with the Big Shot, lovely painting, Netty!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

oh your rendition of the woman with the pearl earring ...wow, and have a great weekend!

Anne said...

Gorgeous painting! I love her face.

xox

Kathy Van Osdale said...

Love this piece and I have done my own version...it is a fun piece...you are soooo lucky to be in Straford...have never been, but I would love to go someday :)

Diana Evans said...

Hi Annette!!!! I love your painting and the fact that you are recycling is amazing!!!!

Christine said...

beautiful portrait Netty! good luck with the cutting help, lol.

Victoria said...

Ooh Annette..she is divine..beautiful and outstanding..love "girl with the pearl earring"..fascinating!Gorgeous bold blue and golden colors..her face is beautiful and soulful!
Shine on! glad you had fun while away! hooray!
Happy wkd to you dear friend!
HUgs
Victoria

Giggles said...

Nice version of "Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer" If you do a google image search you can see many more fun versions as well as the original!!

Very fun piece!! Can't wait to see the box completed!!

Hugs Giggles

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Very nice girl with the pearl earring. I love how she is your own. Happy PPF

Faye said...

What an exciting, vibrant portrait, Netty! Your visit to Stratford on Avon sounds wonderful. We missed you last week and are happy you are back with great art. Good luck on the decoupaged box.

Marjie Kemper said...

She's wonderful! You are a whiz at faces.

Sandy said...

You have no idea how much we love England and would love to go back. Now to your wonderful painting - a copy of Vermeer and his Girl with a Pearl Earring - I think. I love all that you do and it is a real joy to follow you - wonderful work!
Sandy

Karin said...

wow a great painting! Have a nice weekend!

baileyrosy.com said...

Its fabulous Annette, I adore the colours and the wonderful look you have captured in her eyes.

Marie

Meggymay said...

Wonderful painting, she is beautiful.
You will be pleased with your Big Shot, its a great machine.
Yvonne x

Rita said...

It's a beautiful painting!

My name is Cindy said...

Lovely painting, you've done a good job!! Sorry to hear about your bug, I love mine to bits. And as for your new Bigshot - well, what is it about men that they don't understand the difference between things you have to have and presents? Cindy x

La Abela said...

The girl with a pearl earring is beautiful... have you read the book? , I have lido book and I saw the movie, the two are wonderful. Saludos

Lynn Cohen said...

I recognize the girl with the pearl too. You did her justice well.

I won't tell your husband you said that! LOL

Enjoy your new toy.

HPPF!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

You did a great job on The girl with a pearl earring... that is actually one of my favourite books... xx

Mary C. Nasser said...

Netty,
What a lovely interpretation of Girl With A Pearl Earring!
Your post and photos brought back wonderful memories of when I studied art history abroad in London, too. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

having recently done her too - I totally appreciate your version! awesome. I don't see where I can click on your fb page???
cheers, dana

Molly said...

I love this painting. Your bold blues against the browns are stunning!

kristin maynes said...

Very sweet painting! I love her expression. It's amazing what we can find to reuse..boxes are awesome! Happy PPF!

Nora Clemens said...

Love your interpretation, it's beautiful!!!

Heidi said...

Great work!
Enjoy the weekend:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Anne Rasilainen said...

Love your rendering of the "Girl with the Pearl Earring"! Goood job! Have you seen the movie, Colin Firth as Vermeer? It's great! HPPF!

She said...

Oh she is lovely Netty. S x

Linda R said...

Such a pretty painting my friend. Looks like you had a great time while on vacation.

Hugs~

Melisa said...

She looks great! I'd love to see the finished painting but I don't see a link to your FB page anywhere.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's one beautiful lady, Nettie. My wife and I used to go to Shachespere in The Park productions in Ft. Worth, Texas, during the Summers. However, we now live too far away to attend them. :(

wednesday said...

I'd love to go to the theatre in Shakespeare's hometown. Was it terrific?

The new painting is great. Now I want to go watch the movie again.

lorik said...

I can see why you liked both the painting and that beautiful theatre! thanks for visiting:)

LilliBean Designs said...

Great interpretation. I love how you can find inspiration every where! Popping over to see your finished painting x

Evelyn Howard said...

Wonderful, thanks for sharing the photo too. Hope you had a nice trip, Ev

Fallingladies said...

Great job, and all the comments on the book make me want to go read it!

Natasha said...

I love this painting, I enjoyed the movie about it, and have been wanting to read the book. Love Vermeer.

missy k said...

What a fabulous painting.... she is stunning. I loved Stratford when I went a few years back - didn't go to the theatre though :( It looks wonderful.

Enjoy playing with your unbirthday present!

Karenx

Geckostone said...

Wow Netty your painting is awesome, she is sooooooo beautiful!!! I think I went to Stratford back in the 80s.. whew, that brings back memories. Hugs, Deb

Ritu Dua said...

This is a real beauty!

Michelle Webb said...

This is very cool Netty, how talented you are. Michelle x