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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Water Paintings and am Sinking!

Hi, welcome to all my new followers and thank you to all the faithful ones who follow me on my Art Adventures.  Sometimes the paintings work out OK and other times they can be downright rubbish.

As said last Thursday I have to move on to painting Water and am finding it extremely difficult, but will keep going and hope that one day soon it will turn out OK.




Both of these were painted in Acrylics on Canvas Boards, as you can see I am still feeling my way.

This is as far as I've got with the WIP from last week which will hopefully show Rain.


Its taking me ages to do, am also showing the underpainting.  There is more of the painting on the left hand side of the Canvas but have somehow cut the picture short by about 2 inches, so am going to blame it on my new camera because it can't be me can it...........lol  Hopefully it will be complete in 2 weeks.

Am sharing these paintings with Paint Party Friday, hosted by Kristin and Eva and all the other wonderful artists who show their work at PPF.

Have also been joining in with Carolyn Dube's free workshop which is Using you Letters, see my sidebar if you would love to join in or follow the above link.  The more the merrier.  All in all its been a busy old week.  Will show my workshop pages another day.

Thank you for visiting me and any constructive criticism is always welcome as am still learning.   Take care of yourselves and enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

Just realised I have posted this on the wrong blog..........daaaah sorry about that it should have gone on my Nettys Art Adventures blog..........such a dope

89 comments:

Doreen said...

You are far to hard on yourself Annette...Your paintings are stunning.xxx

Suzi B said...

I agree with Doreen, Netty, these paintings are fabulous...
Suzi B x

Dotty Jo said...

Goodness Netty, these are fabulous - honestly they blow me away! Jo x

Sue said...

I don't think you realise how talented you are Netty, these are gorgeous! xx

Gio said...

You're so talented one, Netty!! These are truly beautiful. The Rain one is amazing!! Rain with colours...just breathtaking.

craftattack said...

Fantastic work, Netty, love your paintings. You get better and better and BETTER!! Hugs, Valerie

toni said...

These are gorgeous ! I'd certainly be happy to hang any of this trio on my walls c

Crafting Queen said...

Three wonderful paintings. I love the textures and colours in the first one.

Pam said...

I don't think your water scenes are bad looking at all! I love the texture in the first one, and love the softness of the second!! You're doing just fine!!

Rita said...

Annette, I have to agree with Doreen on this, you are not giving yourself credit at all. I love everyone of your pictures and that first one is absolutely stunning and could hang on my wall anytime. Enjoy your Day and TFS. Hugs Rita xxx

butterfly said...

Love the texture of the spume and spray in the first one, and still in love with the shimmer of the rain on the pavement in the one with the couple... Really beautiful work, going in absolutely the right direction. You'll conquer water just as you conquered the flowers!
Alison x

Carol Q said...

wow Netty, these are brilliant. your painting is really taking off. I love all of these, the texture of the waves, the colours of the sky and sand and the vibrancy of the third picture.

craftimamma said...

Wow, Netty I think these are fab. I love the first one especially and the rain one is quite breathtaking. You are one very talented lady but your beauty is you don't seem to realise it you lovely lady.

Hugs
Lesley XX

Deborah said...

Love the impasto (is that right?) technique on the rocks - and the gorgeous vibrancy of your rain WIP.

Meggymay said...

Amazing painting of the coast and sea. They are all fantastic.
Yvonne x

Terry said...

Wow Netty! Honestly, your paintings are incredible! I love that texture from the rocks. Gorgeous! Hugs!

Ephemera said...

Absolutely wonderful paintings Netty. You have captured the sea beautifully and the sky in the second is amazing. Have a lovely day. XX

Catherine Constance said...

Lovely work Netty, I think your doing a fabulous job with water. Oops for the wrong site, never mind, have a cup of tea... :)

June Macfarlane said...

Wow Anette, you are amazing and I also agree with Doreen. Your work is terrific, you should be very proud of yourself and I absolutely ADORE the umbrella painting its fantastic!
Hugs June x

crafty-stamper said...

well I think your water looks fantastic and the wet reflections on the rain picture is brilliant
carol x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are fabulous Annette, I love all three!!!
Kevin xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great painting all of them, your water looks good and I so admire your perseverance! Can't say which one is my favourite (probably the rainy day one still, but the first one brilliant too!

Anita Houston said...

Girl...you are FAR too hard on yourself! These are fabulous, and as a matter of fact, my favorites of yours! I love the sea scape and beach scene...perfect in my opinion. If in a gallery I'd be captivated! Keep on keeping on!!!

kay said...

Pleased you posted these on this blog Nettie so we can all see as they are brilliant x

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

Annette this is such a great work.Love them all. Fantastic the water against the rocks.
lovely greet Marja

May said...

O my word... your paintings are Beautiful.. Fabulous work!!! Hugs May x x x

Joanna said...

Beautiful paintings. I love to watch the sea being by the sea side as well as look at paintings and photos related to the sea. I have been to the National Gallery and got stuck at Turner's works and did not move forward... ;)

Gery said...

To me it looks already OK.
Don't be so hard on yourself!
I can't do it this way :-((
Groetjes Gery

Buttons said...

So glad you did post it here - I would hang that first one on my wall at home in a heartbeat as you have captured not only the feel but also the movement of the waves and the dragging effect of the tide on the beach stunningly. Who cares how long it takes when you come up with art like this. Huge round of applause Annette. Hugs, Jenny x

PetraB said...

These paintings are absolutely awesome, absolutely love the colours and textures.

Lynn Cohen said...

Those waves at top are specacular.
And the rain showing on the ground of the umbrella couple is a terrific feel good painting too.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Your painting techniques are amazing Nettie...and I always love anything near water! beautiful!

Sandy said...

Annette - if I could do these paintings, it would be all I would do. All three of these are fantastic and I give a big sigh and wish a big wish!!!!! I do love your work!!
Sandy

Laura Moore said...

Netty your use of colours in the rainy one are fabulous.

Christine said...

these are very challenging pieces, water and rain...they look beautiful, as does the rain one so far.

Patti J said...

Nettie, you are incredible, my friend. Your talent is crazy wonderful! I love looking at your paintings, and am so happy that you are sharing them. Hugs....

Gloria in CA said...

Awesome work Netty. I especially love the two walking in the rain. Wow, how did you get it so shiny?? I need to know so I can try it.:) Excellent. Thanks.

Linda R said...

These really do look amazing. You sure are doing an awesome job with those paint brushes..

Hugs~

Brenda Brown said...

So vibrant and beautifully painted.
Fabulous work.
Hugs Brenda xox

joanna said...

Oh wow Annette!! just beautiful! all of them.
You are really doing such gorgeous work.
xoxo

Stephanie Corder said...

I LOVE your paintings, and you are doing a gorgeous job capturing water. I think it's one of the hardest things to paint!
Love your umbrella person playing in the rain- GREAT WIP!
xx
Stephanie

Karin said...

wow the paintings look great especially the ones with the sea!
have a great weekend!

Giggles said...

Netty I don't think your link at ppf is working.... I took the end off to get here! It said the page doesn't exist!!

I love love love the rain painting with all that yummy color and movement!! A wonderful painting I'm sure someone would love to own!!

Hugs Giggles

annkrier said...

So beautiful - your use of color, your application and composition ! I think your water is coming along nicely. Happy PPF

kat said...

Netty these three paintings are truly gorgeous, I love them all, you are a great artist, wonderful work!

Heidi said...

Wow your paintings are stunning!
Beautiful work:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

baileyrosy.com said...

Annette these are amazing you should be so proud, especially love the first the texture is amazing !

Marie

Martina2801 said...

Wow, Netty these paintings are great! Each one a masterpiece!
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs MARTINA

Annette said...

girl you are doing awesome and the textures are great. Just keep on and don't be so hard on yourself. the Rain one is really eye catching. love them xoxox

Linda said...

I think your paintings are so beautiful Netty-you don't give yourself enough credit!! I've been following Carolyn's workshop too-what fun and creative ideas :)
Happy PPF!

Netty said...

Not doing very well with linking for all PPF artists; put it in incorrectly. Thank you Giggles for letting me know. Annette x

Kim said...

Annette, these are gorgeous! HPPF! xo

Janis Cox said...

Love the bright colours. Very cheery - even when you put the rain in.
Water is extremely hard and I keep away from it.
Blessings,
Janis www.janiscox.com

Anne Manda said...

Absolutely great water scenes, you are doing great! Good for you, I have never even dared to try to paint whitecap waves! :-D Love your fabulous colorful couple, too!

shedreamsofthesea said...

I adore your beach pieces, wonderful!

Victoria said...

Wow Annette....I can totally feel the energy and power of those waves..your painting feels alive to me and such glorious textures..beautiful..it feels like those waves are crashing out of the canvas..exhilarating !

the second is sublime..there is something vivid-dreamlike and magical about the color palette for me. I feel safe and protected by the deep lavenders of the sky..and i love the people below..precious!

and then Wowness..i was in love with that painting already with the umbrella..now i am even moreso..it is dazzling..captivating..and full of movement and energy..wowness! You are wonderfully inspiring!
Cannot wait to see what you do next!
HUgs kindred..Happy wkd!
Victoria

WrightStuff said...

Seriously Netty you just get better and better every week. You have real talent - keep going, keep going! I love to see what you do every week.

Faye said...

Netty, I love the colors in the last one with the couple under the umbrella. I can feel the rain even if I don't actually see it. And the other two are fantastic. I think you already are doing great on water. Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate it.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful progress in your 'water' paintings and lovely 'rain painting' ~ Wow!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Wow, your paintings are wonderful! And you are still practicing, you say? Wow!

Debbie said...

Your water paintings are beautiful and the rain painting is so colorful and pretty!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

water is sooooo hard to capture and i admire your efforts... I am sure it will be like your flowers and turn out beautifully...xx

pauline said...

oh, but you're such a fun dope, Netty! ;-)
Your water paintings are lovely! i definitely see waves in that first painting. Beautiful job... xox

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You did an amazing job with those seascapes, Netty. I love the texture in the crashing waves and the rocks, as well as the beautiful sky in the second one. Blessings!

2amscrapper said...

totally different, but both water scenes are wonderful--love the texture in the first one and the soft blending in the second one. The rain scene looks great as well.

sharon said...

Your water paintings are wonderful, I love the oe in the rain very much

denthe said...

I think you're doing a great job Annette! That second painting is beyond wonderful! Those colours are so strong, I love it!

1CardCreator said...

These are beautiful, I am especially fond of the rain one but they are all beautiful! ~Diane

Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun,do not be so hard on yourself,gosh its amazing what you are doing hun,and really admire and just love love your work,fabulous work sweetie hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Ritu Dua said...

Your art is gorgeous as ever I especially love the last one...the colors and the textures are beautiful!

NatashaMay said...

That's just fabulous, Netty! :)

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

It looks great Netty...and I can see you are becoming a pro...Great attempts!
HPPF!
Deepa
http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

Netty, you are becoming a very skillful artist....your work of the waves is stunning and I can taste the salt.
Xxx
Sue

missy k said...

Wonderful paintings... I especially love the second one with the two figures on the beach.

Karen x

No constructive criticism here just a big pat on the back.

Ariel said...

All your paintings are gorgeous. I especially love the third one, bright and colorful.

Candy C said...

Wow Netty! Your paintings are looking fantastic! I love the water ones. You are really coming along with painting water. I can imagine how difficult it is to paint. Love your rain painting!!! It's so colorful. I love the couple under the umbrella. You are becoming quite the accomplished painter, Netty!!! Thank you for your nice comment you left on my blog! Makes me smile! <3 Candy

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

All your paintings are incredible gorgeous.Love the colorful sceneries full of life.
Hugs Anja

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Lovely colors in your paintings. Great job on all of them. HPPF

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just FANTATSIC PIECES Netty!

Healing Woman said...

I like the one of the ocean in particular. It looks as though it is extremely textured. You achieved an amazing result with that one! Carry on girl!

soulbrush said...

LOVE that first watercolour, it is so real. 80 comments- my goodness I think that's the most I have ever seen on one blog. You go gal and Happy belated PPF.

Jolanda said...

your paintings are fantastic - I love the roughness of the sea and the colourful rain beating down on the umbrella; beautiful xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, your paintings are fabulous.

Fuchsia said...

Paintings are absolutely Awesome can almost hear those waves xxxx

Roban Studio said...

You're doing great! I love the brilliant colors! Your seascapes are lovely and that rain painting is my fav! Sorry I'm late to the party. Hugs~ Rhonda ♥

Gloria said...

Wow! You have been productive this week. I am loving your water paintings. The spray, the rocks and the reflections in "rain" are all wonderful. I love the card you made for your granddaughter, too. have a good week and keep well.

Andrea C said...

Netty I am absolutely gobsmacked at how amazing your paintings are. You could really sell these. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sea one with the rocks. (Any chance of a tutorial to say how you painted it). I seriously think that has the WOW factor xx

Samantha Read said...

Wow Netty, this has blown me away, fabulous xxx

Terri said...

Beautiful! I think you are doing really well with the water. It must be so hard as water is always moving, and trying to portray that in paint....oh my!
You are really doing very very well!
Hugs,
Terri