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Friday, 2 November 2012

Paint Party Friday

Hi, am sorry not been around much but have been celebrating my birthday all this week.  Well when you are a Halloween Birthday baby its kind of special, don't you think..............lol  Thank you to everyone who emailed me, messages on Facebook and all the fab cards I received.

Dah dah..........its Paint Party Friday time again............Am still working in Modigliani mode with this picture.  Painted with acrylics on heavy duty paper.  Needless to say my husband loved this one.......hmmm I wonder why..........lol


Modigliani named this picture 'Seated Nude'
I found these words from Robert Graves which amused me and made me wonder what the nude was thinking.
If this be not perfection, Love would sigh,
Perfection is a great, black, thumping lie........
Endearments, kisses, grunts and whispered oaths;
But were her thoughts on breakfast, or on clothes?

The following piece is Work in Progress, Acrylics, Shimmer Spray on Canvas Paper.



In former days we'd both agree
That you were me, and I was you.
What has happened to us two,
That you are you, and I am me?
By Bhartrhari (5th Century)

These are the words I used as inspiration for this piece.

Am also busily trying to finish my end of term project which is proving interesting as it has to contain all the teachings from the classes into a painting.

Wishing you a terrific weekend, we have a bonfire/firework night planned with some of the grand kiddywinkles which should be fun.  Take care of yourselves and hope to catch up with you all soon.
Hugs Annette xx

85 comments:

Anesha said...

Very happy belated birthday. Hope you had a wonderful day. Great paintings.

Rita said...

Belated Happy Birthday. Annette, I think your paintings are marvelous and I'm looking forward to seeing the second one complete, the colours are so fantastic. Hugs Rita xx

Elisa said...

Happy birthday again Netty! The seated nude painting is definitely a pleasure to look at. Do your best on your project and rest too:) Enjoy the bonfire!

Laura Moore said...

Belated Birthday Greetings Netty. Love the paintings. Funny though, about the poem, how relationship problems are timeless...

Laurie said...

belated Birthday wishes to you! Such beautiful work, very powerful both pieces, have a wonderful Bonfire night!

Carolyn Dube said...

What a cool birthday! That had to have been blast growing up! Love these- I think my husband would like the first the best too- for the same reason...Happy PPF!

NatashaMay said...

Great portrait, Annette! Happy Birthday to you! :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Annette, I am sorry I missed your birthday, I hope you had a wonderful time and got lots of crafty gifts, Both painting are brilliant, the nude is excellent it is so difficult to get bodies right.
Kevin xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A belated !Happy Birthday! from me too. Love the seated nude! great work. I love the poems too - what wonderful inspiration.

Enjoy your weekend!

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

Related happy birthday Annette. Love your paintings they are marvelous.
lovely greet and nice weekend
Marja
(marjasceativity.blogspot.nl)

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Annette, fabulous paintings, the second has such an ethereal feel to it with poignant words.
Happy Birthday, sorry I missed the day, sounds like you've had a good time though.
Not sure when we are doing fireworks, hopefully tomorrow night.
Enjoy your weekend too.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lucy Edmondson said...

Amazing! You are so talented,

Lucy x

butterfly said...

Oh my goodness, Nettie - what an extraordinary painting - absolutely Modigliani-style - and with such depth of intensity in the background and in her eyes. So powerful. The work in progress is already looking exciting too.
Alison x

kay said...

Happy birthday for yesterday, loved your painting, reckon my hubby would like it too lol
Enjoy your weekend x

Leovi said...

Very sensual, that's the answer. I have the same taste as her husband.

Pam said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Wonderful paintings, I think my husband would like the nude lady too!!!!

My name is Cindy said...

Ooh la la, no wonder hubby likedthat one it's delish! Have a great party, hugs Cindy

Buttons said...

Glad to hear you've had a fab week and a great birthday. Oh boy does your enigmatic lady have some power to her! Beautiful depth of colour and one of those Mona Lisa looks - mind you, she could be thinking about what to cook for dinner tonight!!! Can't wait to see where you go with your work in progress too. It's so good to see things in various stages of development. Have a fab bonfire, hugs Buttons x

Doreen said...

Two stunning pieces of art Annette,love them both...you are so talented.xxx

Christine said...

Happy Belated birthday Netty!

I recognized your Modigliani influence right away, well done!

Yvonne said...

Happy happy "B" day, Annette! Gorgeous painting!

Samantha Read said...

Wonderful Nettie, wishing you a lovely weekend, Sam xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful art work....Enjoy your weekend.

Lottie said...

Firstly happy belated birthday.

Secondly - this is stunning and I so wish I could find an art class near me

Faye said...

Your works in the Modigliano mode have been super, Netty. Love this one too. Also the WIP looks intriguing. Happy BD and happy weekend.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Modigliani rendition is fantastic ~ and love the up and coming painting ~ lovely poems ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Netty, I really think that Modigliani style really suits you. I have been loving your paintings you have done this way. Happy Birthday to you. Happy PPF

Gez said...

Beautiful artwork. I love your lady too. I hope you have a lovely safe weekend. Gez xx

Mary C. Nasser said...

So talented, Netty!
I'd love to give that shimmer spray a try, too!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Meggymay said...

Hope you had a real Special Day yesterday.
Great paintings and fantastic poems as well.
Yvonne xx

1CardCreator said...

Belated Birthday wishes, hope you thoroughly enjoyed it! Love your pieces today too!

Lynn Cohen said...

Terrific nude.very sexy! Nice gift for husband.
Happy birthday to you! Second piece lovely too! HPPF!

Roban Studio said...

Happy Belated Birthday Annette!!!
Love your nude! And the new painting is looking great! Can't wait to see your term project. I know it will be super. Have a great weekend. xo ~Rhonda ♥

gayle said...

Happy birthday to you! Hope you had some wonderful celebrations!
Gorgeous pieces you posted, loving the figures in the moonlight especially :)

Anne Manda said...

Happy belated birthday! Your Modigliani nude is fabulous! HPPF!

Catherine... said...

Happy Birthday Nettie. Loving your painting, it's coming along brilliantly.. :)

Astrid Maclean said...

This is incredible Netty, stunning!! And yes I can see why hubby would like it, but hey, it's really, really well done too and not at all easy to get postures like that so right!

trisha too said...

Well a very happy was birthday to you!

:-)

Sandy said...

Hey Annette - Your naked boob lady is fangdangtastic. Your are good and I hope you realize just how good your are. Now what I want to know - is the a self study looking in the mirror???? I sure do love visiting your sugar.
sandy

soulbrush said...

Hey you, very happy birthday. So glad you had fun. And happy PPF too.

shedreamsofthesea said...

How lucky to have a halloween birthday, yes very special! Your pieces are wonderful and so are the poems.

Heidi said...

Happy belated birthday!
Hope you had a wonderful day:)
Beautiful work again.
Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

wednesday said...

Glad to hear you have had a week of celebration. Hope the bonfire is great. I love both your paintings this week, and the poetry that goes with them.

LilliBean Designs said...

I love the look of your work in progress - I can't wait to see where it ends up! Happy belated birthday! x

Daniele said...

I'm so sorry to be sending you belated birthday wishes Annette, I rembered nad then I forgeot on the day, I hang my head in shame. Todays painting is a little risque but oh so fabbie
have a lovely weekend
hugs xx

Mary Walker Designs said...

Thanks for stopping by Happy PPF!

Wendy said...

your paintings are stunning...happy belated birthday wishes! i am an October baby also...

Sharon said...

Just beautiful Netty - I really love the first one of the woman - stunning!!

Piarom said...

Happy Birthday Netty ♥♥♥ Love your first painting, heehee, and I am SURE my husband would like it too ;) I love that your WIP is inspired by those wonderful words...I have to try this out!!

JKW said...

How unique, they are the poem, they are a bit away from each other. Blessings, Janet PPF

Tracey Fletcher King said...

happy belated birthday and I am sure the bonfire will be great fun... loved the nude... and looking forward to seeing what you come up with with that WIP ... it is looking pretty fab already...xx

Mitzi Wolfe Zohar said...

Amazing how you've caught the words in the slightly turned shoulders. Beautiful!

Kat Sloma said...

I love the purples and blues in that piece! Happy PPF.

Molly said...

happy birthweek! I am all about celebrating a week's worth!

The Seated Nude is marvelous and I can't wait to see more of the WIP-- it's got such a great, mysterious feel to it already.

2amscrapper said...

belated birthday wishes to you!

Giggles said...

Happy Belated birthday! I think you're doing a marvelous job!!
Great paintings! Love the nude!

Hugs Giggles

Terry said...

I think I know why your hubby loved the picture of the girl in her birthday suit!!!! Beautiful as always! So glad you have been enjoying a birthday week! Happy Weekend!

Terri Morse said...

Your work-in-progress is touching and thought-provoking. The body language says it all. Lovely work. Hugs, Terri

Von said...

Men they are all the same lol
really like the moon lite images and good luck with your end of term project :)
Von ♥

Karin said...

gorgeous pieces!! Have a nice weeken and ofcoure a belated happy birthday!

denthe said...

Haha, funny quote to go with that painting! I can imagine your husband likes it :-) I love your work in progress and the poem that was your inspiration is beautiful. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday-week, best wishes to you ♥

craftimamma said...

Another happy birthday from me too Annette. These two pieces are both wonderful and I love the verse you have put with each of them. The first one amused me and the second one I found rather wistful and I think you have captured that in your work in progress. I look forward to seeing the finished piece.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Gina Sismilich said...

Love your lady - working with so much dark in the background is very brave of you. Also love the quote from Robert Graves - it takes what is a fairly serious looking painting and gives it a humorous twist! (I love laughing!)

Lynn Stevens said...

Well Happy Belated Birthday netty. ZMust be fun around Halloween!
I like you am way behind on blogging. Stop by tomorrow for my Blogaversary. Yikes it came fast this year! LOL
hugs Lynn

Lynn Stevens said...

Netty and must, (darn fat fingers)
LOL

Theresa Plas said...

Really love the skin tones you worked with Netty! Looks like you are having fun arting it up between birthday partying. Happy PPF and belated B-day to you!

June Macfarlane said...

Fabulous work my friend
I just got a new blog (please read on there what happened ) and am looking for my friends again. Hope you are ok my friend, been missing you
hugs June x

Sue said...

I like it very much too. Many happy returns, I do hope you had a wonderful day:)
xx

bohemiannie! art said...

Fabulous painting. I can see why hubby loves it. Anyone would.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is fantastic!!! Love it!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I think my husband would say the same thing as your hubby. lol Good luck with your term project and enjoy your bonfire/fireworks. HPPF

Annette said...

Love this girl, can see why hubby did , the second painting ----can't wait to see it and what you create on it . Have fun and hugs. Keep warm guess it is getting colder there, It is here. xoxo

Gaby Bee said...

I didn't know you were celebrating a birthday. Belated Happy Birthday. Annette! Both painting are great!

Have a lovely Sunday!
Gaby xo

Sandy said...

Wonderful paintings Nettie.
Love them both.
Gorgeous work.
xoxo

Ritu Dua said...

That is a gorgeous piece of art ...fond wishes for the days ahead !

missy k said...

Happy Belated Birthday Halloween Girl!

I love your art pieces... especially the nude.

Enjoy your fireworks!!!!

Karenx

Viola said...

Lovely drawings! and I especially like the two people under the moon, so nice with the light and the dark! and I like your words! :)

Did I ever say you have a gorgeous heading?

Joanna said...

Happy Birthday Netty :):)
Beautiful painting.

minnemie said...

Wow, your Modigliani-style painting is SO well done! Love it.

Andrea C said...

AMAZING, you are just becoming quite the accomplished little artist x

Lisa Somerville said...

Happy Belated Birthday, sorry to be so behind on comments! Always look forward to your Paint Party Friday paintings, these are just fabulous!

Linda said...

Happy belated birthday!!!! Fantastic paintings!
PS-my hubby would love the first one too-men! :):)

Paul Burman said...

Happy birthday, Annette. Sorry I missed it on the day. Hope you had a lovely one.

And love the Modigliani-style painting too.

baileyrosy.com said...

Happy belated birthday from me bonfire baby ! xxx hope you had a wonderful time. Loving your art you are going from strength to strength.

Marie

Victoria said...

Wowness!! This is stunning..I am mesmerized by this deeply poetic beauty! And all our work is magnificent!
Oh wow..I see it was your B-day..well although I am late..I wish you happiness..Many massive Blessings and Birthday sparkles to you all year long! Happy B-day kindred!
Hugs
victoria