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Friday, 9 November 2012

Paint Party Friday

Hi, met my friend from Wales at the NEC in Birmingham despite her coach breaking down, it was so great to see her.  As she was late I did a little shopping, just a little honestly.  Met loads of celebrities from the Crafting World, it seemed funny seeing them in the flesh so to speak, but needless to say I dare not speak to them, daft I know but its the way I am.  But did speak to Hels as she was doing a little shopping also, such a lovely lady.  Anyways enough of my chatting and on with what have been making.
This canvas is going to be a Christmas Present; covered in Black Gesso, stencilled in gold acrylic paint.   The beautiful girl is a stamp designed by Sam Poole for Creative Expressions and has been paper pieced. The large foam flower stamp I bought from Paper Artsy which has been stamped three times with Copper, Blue and White Acrylic Paint.
I would like to enter this canvas into the Rogue Redhead Challenge this month - anything but a card.


Now prepare yourself for a shock...............


I am experimenting for the first time with Water Mixable Oil Colours.  Am showing the underpainting and yes it looks pretty gruesome.  Hope to show you next Friday at Paint Party Friday it completed.  Its a great medium and am truly loving these paints.  Who knows what the outcome will be, but believe me its a fab adventure.

Won't be able to visit you until early evening as have had to cancel my art class due to the fact have to take Mum to hospital as she cannot drive herself at the moment.  So will miss my introduction into watercolours, but hopefully will catch up the week after if all goes OK with Mum.

Wishing you a smashing weekend and thank you for popping in and supporting me.  Take care, Annette x

74 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab pieces both of them Netty. I think the latest painting looks fantastic, it has that definite Modigliani feel to it again! Good to here you had fun at the NEC. Know just what you mean about talking to celebs, but nice you got to meet Hels at least. I look forward to meeting her one day in the flesh too:o)

Catherine Constance said...

Love the first one and especially love your Modigliani. Can't wait to see it finished... :) Glad you had a good time in Brum.

Helen said...

Beautiful as always, Netty! Glad you got to chat to Hels, she is lovely. Wish I could get to NEC but too costly to travel, let alone shop...!!

Brenda Brown said...

Love the canvas, so striking in black and gold. I want to see how you get on with the oils as I fancy having a go with them myself.
Not too much shopping then eh? Yeah!!!!
Enjoy the weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Anesha said...

Wonderful canvas. Look forward to seeing the painting when it's completed. :)

Sharon said...

Just great!! Love the flower stamp on the first creation - looks like fireworks exploding!!

Rita said...

Sounds like you had a super day at the NEC. I love your paintings Annette, and I bet they go down well with your friends too. Hugs Rita xx

Doreen said...

Fabulous creations Annette,beautiful canvas.xxx

Buttons said...

Love the multiple stamping on the canvas - very effective, and the painting is intriguing. Can't wait for next week. Hope all goes well with your mum and you have a fab weekend. Hugs, Buttons x

Sandy said...

Oh wow Nettie your work is gorgeous.
Love them all.
Have a lovely weekend.
xoxo

Pam said...

What a super present the first one is! And the only thing that looks gruesome in the second are the unpainted eyes! Glad to hear you had fun at NEC!!

Paper Profusion said...

HI Netty, Beautiful and so different. Black and gold looks wonderful. Hope all goes well with your Mum. Nicola x

Pointy Pix said...

both great pieces - I love how spooky the second piece looks at the moment with her white glowing eyes!
Hope your mum is okay.

Carolyn Dube said...

Who ever is getting that beautiful gift will be thrilled, I am sure! Can't wait to see where you take the other painting! Hope all goes well with your mom today. Happy PPF!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Both art works are wonderful ~ so creative you are ~ Wishing your Mom well ~ sending lots of healing hugs ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fantastic work as always Netty. Love the canvas and that flower stamp is just super - it is on my list!

Have a great weekend.

kat said...

Yep you have some gorgeous pieces of art Netty and are having fun with it, great!

WrightStuff said...

Beautiful pieces Netty. What was at the NEC? What have I missed??

Jessica Sporn said...

Very beautiful pieces. I hope your mum is ok. Looking forward to seeing the progress on your water color and your canvas is fantastic. All the contrast just makes it pop. Happy PPF!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Nice work, Netty! Hoping all goes well with your Mum. Looking forward to seeing your painting completed. Happy PPF

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both are fabulous Annette, I look forward to seeing the second piece finished
Kevin xx

Faye said...

Love your adventure into those water soluble oils, Netty. I bought the beginner box which has only 6 colors. So I am augmenting with regular oils for browns and blacks. Hope that works! LOL! I like what you have started and look forward to seeing it progress.

Roban Studio said...

Sounds like you are having a great time with your friend. Sorry to hear about your mum...hope she is well very soon. Love your Christmas present and your oil in progress is looking great! Rhonda ♥

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous canvas, someone is going to be thrilled receiving it.
Look forward to seeing how the painting looks next viewing.
Glad you enjoyed your crafty shopping day.
Yvonne x

Sandy said...

Hey Annette - your black canvas is gorgeous - Thanks for telling us how you did this. Although you think your new painting is a bit on the gruesome side - I find it highly intriguing. Can't wait to see the finished product. LOL about you not speaking to the celebrities - Kid you are a celebrate to me!!
Love your art work ---
Sandy

Linda said...

oh Netty you are so talented! Your canvas is fantastic and I admire you for creating such a great piece on black gesso-personally that scares me -way more than your oil portrait :):) can't wait to see how you finish her! Happy PPF!

Christine said...

Lovely canvas, and WIP!

Ayala Art said...

Netty I think you will love the water mix oils, I do! Looking forward to see the painting when done! Looks great so far

Von said...

Two very contrasting pieces Netty :) can't wait to see how your PPF turns out
Hope all goes well for your mun and have a good weekend
Von ♥

Gloria said...

Excellent as always Netty. Love your Modigliani. Hope all is okay with your "Mum." Take care and Happy PPF!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic canvas, the bright colors are wonderful.

Karin said...

beautiful pieces! Have a great weekend!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Hope your mum is ok... and that all is on track... and I love the underpainting.. it is going tot be great... and can't wait to see what you come up with from the watercolour classes... I love my watercolours...xx

lessandragr said...

Hope all is well with your Mum. I like both your paintings - especially like the butterfly-like wings on the angel, never seen that before! Can't wait to seen the last piece next week - she looks so sad. BTW, I love the water mixable oil colours -haven't used them in a number of years but they are the only kind I would use because of allergies to turpentine.

crafty-stamper said...

beautiful canvas great black and gold combo-good to hear you had a good time at NEC and can't wait to see your finished painting eerie eyes !!!
carol x

PetraB said...

Wonderful creations, love your canvas.

Carola Bartz said...

The canvas is gorgeous, I love the stamped flowers. Beautiful colors that really pop on the black background.
I've never tried water mixable oil colors - good for you to go that way!
I hope your mom is okay.

Carol said...

The first piece is totally nettlesome and will be a special gift ♥
The undercoating is very intriguing...can't wait to see the finished masterpiece :0)

craftimamma said...

These are both great Annette. I love the canvas, the colours are so striking on the black. The painting is looking great and perversely I rather like it as is. I'm sure it will look wonderful when it's finished though.

Hope your Mum's ok but glad you had such a good time at the NEC. I would love to have gone tomorrow but my care is going in for it's annual service. I know what you mean about finding it difficult to say hello to people you recognise because I'm just the same and yet, whenever I have they're always lovely, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Carol said...

I should prove read more often :0(
Should have read...The first piece is Totally Awesome ♥

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love what you've been making, Netty!
That combination of copper, blue and white is delightful!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

florenceandfreddie said...

You are my favourite celebrity in the craft world Netty. Fantastic makes as always. Love the convas. Hope your Mum is ok. Have a great weekend.
Regards Florence xx

Viola said...

Such a lovely christmaspresent it will be! =)

and the last oil painting, how interesting.. i too wonder how it works to paint with oil.. a lot different I suppose?
but your oil painting is far from gruesom!! It's very lovely! how fun and I'm looking forward to see more oil paintings here :)

Robin Panzer Art said...

Wonderful portrait, I love the dark brooding quality! Happy PPF!

1CardCreator said...

I hope your Mum stays well Annette. Lovely bright painting and I can't wait to see the finish on the dark lady.

Kat Sloma said...

I can't wait to see that second painting finished! It looks great already. Happy PPF!

denthe said...

Wow, I already LOVE your new painting, I don't think she looks gruesome at all! Hope everything will be all right with your mum!

NatashaMay said...

This looks amazing! Love that you're experimenting with different media. :)

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Two great paintings, 'Follow your heart' will make a lovely gift for someone special. I have not seen water mixable oil paints but they sound like fun to work with, I will have to keep an eye out for those. It sounds like you had a good time at the NEC I used to live quite locally to it when i lived in Derby but i dont think I would like to do it in a day now!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh wow... both are beautiful !Have a happy weekend Netty!

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful canvas, love the colors and textures, the dark background makes it look very striking!
The WIP looks really mysterious and wonderfully eerie now, looking forward seeing it develop! HPPF!

JKW said...

I haven't tried the black gesso. I like how your picture turned out. Mixable oil/water colors. . .that is interesting. (((Hugs))) for mom. Blessings, Janet PPF

Giggles said...

Netty you are such a doll!! Other bloggers would love to speak with you silly!! I'm very excited about your new piece and can't wait to see where it goes!!

The gift is really pretty too!!
Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

wednesday said...

Love the new paintings, and can't wait to see the finished oil painting, it looks really mysterious and intriguing so far.

Hope all goes well with your Mum.

Denise Mulligan said...

I like your under painting. I'm so glad you found the water mixable's and like them. I use them and love them but many people don't. They're tricky if you are used to oil painting. I think they are easy if you are used to painting with acrylics. Acrylic people are used to the drying factor.
Have fun with it, enjoy your weekend!

missy k said...

Great work Netty....

looking forward to seeing your painting finished....

Hope your mum is ok

Love Karenx

trisha too said...

Very fun to see people in person, I know what you mean about not talking to them, though . . .

Anyway, the first canvas is lovely, and the second doesn't strike me as gruesome, but very mysterious and a little sad.

Thank you for joining in the challenge at Rogue Redhead Designs, Netty!

:)

Linda R said...

They look lovely my friend.

Hugs~

Meihsia Liu said...

Such great creations. Love them... :)

2amscrapper said...

Netty, your present is gorgeous. I envy the person receiving it!

Gloria said...

The stamping on your gift-to-be is really beautiful. It just sparkles. I like your mysterious Modigliani WIP too. I hope your Mom is better and you enjoyed your visit with your friend. It is always so much fun to go to an art convention and see what's new that we just can't live without!

Kirstin McCulloch said...

I love your canvas - the black back ground makes all the beautiful elements pop! I also really love your painting - I can't wait to see her finished x

Martina2801 said...

What a fantastic canvas, dear Netty! Look forward to seeing the painting!
Have a nice sunday my dear.
Hugs MARTINA

Terri Morse said...

Wow! I love the way the flowers glow against the black background on your first piece. Hugs, Terri

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

This card is a wowzer! Loved every bit of it... Gorgeous hues Netty :)

Electra said...

Wow, you are so talented, Annette. I adore your canvas especially!

Molly said...

i love the black background of your first piece-- especially with the blue against it. i never think to create on black. you have inspired me to try it.

i can't wait to see the 'gruesome' painting as it moves forward! :-)

Candy C said...

Dang, Netty! You never cease to amaze me with your painting! You've forgotten more about paints and technique than I will ever know!! I love the black gesso board with the gold stenciling. That entire board looks fabulous! Love the brighter blues/teals on that one! <3 Candy

Kristin said...

Ooooh, can't wait to see her finished! Those colors do sound wonderful - never played with them myself. Hope mum is doing well, xoxo

Kristin said...

Ooooh, can't wait to see her finished! Those colors do sound wonderful - never played with them myself. Hope mum is doing well, xoxo

butterfly said...

Extraordinary creations - there's something rather wonderful about the part-finished one, already with such atmosphere to it. And the first one, with those triple-stamped flower heads... amazing!

I made it to the NEC on the Sunday, and met up with the lovely Buttons. She was celeb-spotting, but I'm afraid I'm not up to speed enough with that side of things!!

Thanks so much for your lovely comment over at mine, as always, so much appreciated.
Alison x

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful work as always Netty, now you really peaked my curiosity. I don't think I've even heard of watercolor oils? Looking forward to seeing the finished results.
hugs Lynn

Mary Walker Designs said...

Happy PPF!

Colleen said...

Gorgeous Canvas!!! Your choice of colors really pop off the black background. And lovely story. Thanks for playing with us at Rogue Redhead Designs :)