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Friday, 12 October 2012

Phew Just Made it !

Hi, am late coming to Paint Party Friday because I forgot to schedule it......no excuse as knew I had an Art Class this morning, am beginning to think this cold is addling my brain...............




Last week we learn't about mixing colours for skin tones, so decided to practice on my original drawings, which I showed you last Friday.

Today we learn't all about the eyes, so have a lot of practising to do on both the skin tones and the eyes.  We had to draw the persons eyes opposite us.........then move tables to draw someone elses eyes....found this very interesting.  It made me realise when I look at someones eyes to talk to them or listen I only see their pupils, never really look at the shape of their eyes..............told you I was beginner..............lol


Next week we are studying Modigliani, cannot say he is a personal favourite but his work is interesting and hopefully will be able to show you how I got on (thats if you are interested).

Am still hoping to get to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Kettering, if you are there you will recognise me as will have loads of tissues and barking like a dog................Will be there Saturday and also am going Sunday so can meet up with a dear blogging friend Daniele.

Take care of yourselves and thank you for popping in.  Enjoy the weekend, Hugs Annette xx

63 comments:

Carolyn Dube said...

Your skin tones look great already! Can't wait to see more! Happy PPF!

Ephemera said...

Hiya Netty,

Fantastic love all your portraits. Have a great time at the stamping show. xx

craftattack said...

Your paintings are really good, glad you are having fun at art class. Lucky you, I love Modigliani! Valerie

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Great job ~ wonderful portraits and do enjoy your class ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Doreen said...

Love your art work Annette.xxx

Patti J said...

Nettie, you are so talented! Can't wait to see more of your lovely art. Have fun at the show this weekend! Thanks for sharing :)

Laura Moore said...

Lovely paintings Netty. Portraits aren't my favourite subject to paint as they are so hard to achieve a likeness. You've done well with yours. Hope your cold gets better soon. Enjoy your Scrapbooking events too.

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Lovely work, Netty. My Aunt was a portrait painter. She always said that the most expressive part of the face is the eyes and the shape of the lid line above the eye. That is what makes a portrait likeness be correct. You have to get the shape of eyes right. You are doing beautifully. Can't wait to see the Modigliani inspiration. Happy PPF

Anesha said...

Two lovely drawings Nettie. HOpe you have a nice time at the show.

1CardCreator said...

Love your skin tone paintings and I am sure you will put the others all to shame with your eyes. I have always commented on how beautifully you do eyes, I can not imagine you getting any better than you already are since you are the best!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful paintings, Netty you are so talented!

Pam said...

You've made a lot of progress on your paintings! They are both really good so far! Have fun at the show!

Karin said...

wow its fantastic! Have fun this weekend!

Von said...

Hope your cold is a lot better for your busy weekend :) have lots of fun
Von ♥

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

Fantastic Annette. love the portraits and it is really beautiful painted. Great work.
Lovely greet
Marja

Leovi said...

Yes, I love these portraits, wonderful.

Gloria said...

I agree about your skin tones. They really do look great. Love your portraits Nettie. I like the idea of sitting across from a classmate at looking into their eyes and drawing them. Very interesting. Keep enjoying your class. Take care and thank you.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous portraits. I tried doing them in oils at college but without too much success.
Happy Friday.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Faye said...

I won't be at Kettering and I hope you will be beyond all those tissues and such, Netty. Your progress in painting is wonderful. You keep saying you are a beginner, but your work doesn't look like it. These two portraits are wonderful. What a great class you are taking!

Roban Studio said...

You are coming along beautifully! Your skin tones look wonderful. Sounds like so much fun and your teacher is great! Have a fabulous time at the stamping show and feel better soon!♥ ~Rhonda

Lucy Edmondson said...

You are so talented, Netty, wish I had a fraction of your talent. Hoping you get to the show. At least as you are near you could go for a while - and take your mind off your poorlyness,

Lucy x

Candy C said...

Netty, I love your enthusiam about painting! It is MUCH harder than it looks! I am working on my first paint project...no lessons...just winging it. I think that you have learned so much and have created some really lovely pieces. You inspire me. <3 Candy

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Portraits are not easy but yours are looking great. Keep up the good work. HPPF

Anne Manda said...

Great job with portraits! Your skin tones are wonderful! HPPF!

Linda said...

lovely paintings-sounds like you're getting a lot out of these classes!Happy PPF!

Enejy clemens said...

Love your faces!! Great Job!

Christine said...

beautiful portraits! Glad you remembered PPF!

Victoria said...

Oh my..both works are stunning! I love his powerful eyes and presence..very strong.. and I love her as well..gorgeous fleshtones and beautiful hair..she is gentle and has an inner radiance!
Wow how interesting..that class sounds fantastic..and yes what a great exercise to look at someone's eyes..very cool!
Happy wkd Annette!!
Victoria

Cath Wilson said...

Fab, Netty and you're right - I only ever look at pupils, too, though I do comment on the shape of people's eyes, so I must look. Wish I was coming to your art class... x

Daniele said...

its hard doing skin colours because no one is really coloured peach which is what I use mostly, you've done brilliantly, hoefuly you'll be feeling better tomorrow.... have a fabbie day hun
hugs

Meggymay said...

Love your paintings, the colour tones look fantastic.
Hope you enjoy the craft fair.
Yvonne x

NatashaMay said...

They both look great! :) Good luck to you in art class. :)

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

The skin tones look great! Fab learnings...
HPPF Netty:)

Terry said...

Your paintings are amazing and so life like! Have a fun art class and great weekend!

missy k said...

I love your portraits and the skin tones and shading look great.

Its interesting to hear about your art class :)

Karenx

Giggles said...

Your skin tones are looking fabulous. I can't wait to see what comes of the Modigliani! Thank you for the mini art class!! Good job!!

Hugs Giggles

Denise Mulligan said...

Hi Netty,
I love your portraits. It sounds like a very informative and fun class. Not the usual 'paint the pumpkin on the table' art class! Enjoy!

EVA said...

Great job with the faces!

Isn't it interesting what you notice because of art that you never did before?

Sounds like a great class.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Netty, those faces are brilliant! Well done you!!!

Debbie said...

these are both wonderful paintings! How fun to take a painting class!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

mixing skin tones was a week of torture at art school back in the day... to this day i think I avoid painting portraits just to avoid it... looks like you are on top of it though... looking forward to what you learn through studying modigliani...xx

Mary C. Nasser said...

Great portraits and skin tones!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Davi said...

Fabulous coloring and beautiful skin tones :)

Alicia C said...

what lovely faces - taking shape Love the skin colour on all of them - skin colour is hard! thanks for visiting and the good cheers!

soulbrush said...

That first one looks like Thabo MBeki, and as for Modigliani- oooh love him. So am jellyass. Happy PPF Netty.

Dom Rozalii said...

Bardzo ładne :))
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i życzę miłego dnia:))

Elisa said...

Great work Netty. Your class is very interesting!

wednesday said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying your class, your new portraits are really great!

denthe said...

Great job on the skin tones! Hope that cold will go away fast! ♥

Lynn Cohen said...

Good job on skin tones. Would love for you to share some tips, some insight of what you were taught!

crafty-stamper said...

your portraits are great love the eyes
carol x

Annabelle said...

Nice work Nettie. I'd luv to attend your class on Modigliani, like his work very much.
Have a great time at the show.

Hugs Annabelle

Fallingladies said...

I think you did a great job on eyes and skin tones!

LilliBean Designs said...

Your skin tones are looking great! I can't wait to see what your learn next. Enjoy your art classes x

LilliBean Designs said...

Your skin tones are looking great! I can't wait to see what your learn next. Enjoy your art classes x

Nicola said...

How exciting to see you experiment with portraits and skin tones!!! :0) I think you are doing a wonderful job. Eyes are my most favourite thing to paint I never get tired of painting them. Enjoy your class!

pauline said...

wonderful work, Netty! Your skin tones look great. You've made a lot of progress in just a few months. Bravo! xox

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Annette !!!!! these paintings are amazing work....you are doing great!!! so inspiring!!!

Carola Bartz said...

Faces are difficult, aren't they? I practise them a lot myself, but I'm still not very good. Every time I try to draw/paint a face it scares me. Skintones is very difficult, some of my faces are so grey... ugh! They probably have some kind of desease...

craftimamma said...

Wow, you did brilliantly with those skin tones. I can't draw faces to save my life let alone paint them, lol! Look forward to seeing more.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Andrea C said...

Sounds like a good art class. Very good paintings and drawings. The skin tones are looking great x

baileyrosy.com said...

Amazing art, the portraits are amazing beautifully done I so envy you and your wonderful talent.

Marie

Sandy said...

You do nothing but get better and better - how exciting this is. Are you sick sweet lady? Barking like a dog sure does not sound like a lot of fun. I only wish I could be at this show so I could meet you face to face - barks and all!!!!! Keep up all these postings kid - I need your inspiration!!
Sandy