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Friday, 30 November 2012

Oooh so Busy

The days are definitely getting shorter now that Christmas is nearly here aren't they............

Painting at the moment is a luxury, but didn't want to miss Paint Party Friday this week, even if I cannot show very much.

This mainly done in waterbased  oils and added some gold acrylic to the hair.
Still a bit more yet to do on 'She'.

This is the third set of layers on 'Lady at the Opera', forgot to take a photo of the 2nd stage but am showing the first stage below this photo

Third stage



First stage
Again this was using waterbased Oils.

This morning at Art Class we should be working on our end of term project..........but silly me didn't realise we actually did this in class as have been working on mine at home and its very nearly completed, plus I did more than one...............so am going to have to bluff it today..........we have two weeks in class to complete it, so its going to take a lot of bluffing on my part, just hope I don't blush and stutter too much as it will completely give the game away.............oops.

Will see you all when I get back from class.  In the meantime have a great weekend and take care of yourselves, hugs Annette xx

53 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh wow FABULOUS!
Happy PPF Netty!

Za faran said...

My! What a lovely painting! Lady at the Opera is so beautiful!

Theresa Plas said...

Loving the modigliani influence Netty! so graceful!

Victoria said...

HI Annette..oh my..fantastic post..I love She..her face and skintones are lovely and and full of life and volume..gorgeous! Her eyes are also very kind and strong..beautifully done! and I adore the opera lady..how magnificent she is!! Love her flaming red hair..and wonderful gaze..and the side-pose is awesome! I love the look and feel of her..and the deeply poetic presence she carries!Wonder what opera she is at!! Fabulous...!!
Hugs and sparkles dear friend..wishing you a wonderful wkd!
Victoria

Susan said...

"She" is fabulous. Love the color in her hair and the depth of her wonderful eyes! Beautiful!

Nic McLean said...

these long necked ladies are wonderful - I especially like lady at the opera!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Such gorgeous portraits, Netty!
And such lovely elongated necks.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Sandy said...

Big, big smile in my heart. It is amazing to see how she changes with each layer --- I am pea green with envy over your talent and the opportunity for this art class. Very stylized with gorgeous colors. I just can't come with the right words to tell you how much I love your work!!
Sandy

Von said...

Lovely work Annette and the texture of the she's hair :)
Von ♥

Leovi said...

Excellent paint, nice red color, interesting portrait, I love watching the different phases. Greetings.

Sherry said...

All your paintings are fab Annette! Love the one of the girl in the post below too xx

Aga Gasiniak said...

Lovely art works. I like how you present different stages of your creating process.

Leah said...

Love the softness and grace in these paintings. They are restful to look at and beautifully done. . . wow! It's always so much fun to see pictures of works in stages of progress as well. Thanks for sharing! Happy PPF. :)

Kim said...

Netty, your Opera Lady is so beautiful, I just love her. thank you so much for visiting my blog. Happy PPF!

Linda said...

Oh my -SHE is stunning!!!! And of course I love the whole attitude of your opera lady! happy PPF and thanks for visiting my blog.

Kristin said...

LOVE love love!!!! Oh, and love. xoxo

Ayala Art said...

I have to say, never like it when my days get shorter in winter! You are doing a beautiful job with your oil paint, very nice portraits ♥

Helen Campbell said...

Lovely ladies! It's fun seeing the colors added, I'm not so good at that, although I'm too chicken to try faces. :) Good luck with the class and bluffing. Cheers!

Christine said...

Nice to see the layers coming on like magic!

Polly Birchall said...

I love your quirky people, what a great blog, so different. Makes me want to smile. Will be following your blog with interest.

Karin said...

beautiful paintings!

kristin maynes said...

So pretty! I'm always amazed at those who paint with oils. I've never been able to handle them. Great job! Happy PPF!

soulbrush said...

I agree with kristin, I hate the smell of oils too. Love your 'she' it is going to be wonderful.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully done artwork, Netty ~ marvelous! ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Debbie said...

Beautiful portrait work. The eyes of your first lady are so pretty. Have fun at your class!

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

You are having fun. Good to see and some good work coming out of it too. HPPF.

Sharon Evans said...

Your portraits are coming on lovely, and it so nice that you are having fun doing your class.

Rita said...

Lovely Netty! Happy PPF!

Lynn Cohen said...

Your paintings are awesome, really they are! Love the gold streaks in the hair too!
Lady at opera is lovely. Faking how? You going to have another canvas on top of this one to work on and them quick put the real one on top when the teacher happens by? Good luck with that! LOL

Laura Moore said...

Busy, busy, busy all round these days but I'm glad you found time to paint too. Your Opera Lady is looking fab and very regal. She appears very lost in thought and engrossed in the music. Just lovely.

Laurie said...

so elegant! I'm not very good at bluffing, I hope you are!!I would have done the very same, I would just keep painting, I would find it hard to stop if I was on a roll!

Robin Panzer Art said...

I'm absolutely loving your opera lady!

Ginny said...

I love your lady at the opera. She is lovely. Have fun with the bluffing. Let us know how it works out.

Elisa said...

beautiful ladies! Looking forward for She. And the lady at the opera looks like she is ready to sing her heart out. Enjoy your class Netty!

Piarom said...

Love to see the progress...my fav is the lady with the red hair :)

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Your work is lovely, you are very talented, I love your style

denthe said...

I love to see the progression in your pieces! Great work!

Anne Manda said...

Lovely progress on your paintings, lovely ladies!

Roban Studio said...

Wonderful work Annette! Your paintings are evolving beautifully. The lady at the opera is my fav! Thanks for showing the history of your progression. It's fun to see your work take on form and color. Have a fab weekend. ~Rhonda ♥

Giggles said...

Impressive work! Great class work...wink wink!!! Very beautiful ladies!


Hugs Giggles

Carolyn Dube said...

I love how elegant she is! Reminds me of art deco too. Happy PPF!

Linda R said...

Your work is lovely my friend. I love seeing your progress..

Hugs~

Kirstin McCulloch said...

I love your progress shots. I can't wait to see where it ends up x

Denise Mulligan said...

She' coming along nicely. Love her hair, eyes and long flowing neck.

missy k said...

Hi Netty

Enjoying see how 'She' is progressing.... and your other piece is one of my favourites.

I agree about the days getting shorter, one because of the daylight going so early but also because there seems so much to fit in! Hope your mum is ok.

Karenx

wednesday said...

Your Opera Lady is so regal and fabulous, I really love this painting. Good luck bluffing the teacher!! I had a laugh about that one.

Debbie said...

i love the long neck of your opera lady, and the top lady is wonderful too! happy ppf!(sorry I'm so late!)

hazel said...

Your paintings are so beautiful Netty. I love the Opera Lady and also love your ladies long necks.
xxx Hazel.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

You are really getting stronger...love your portraits...their progression. Great Job Netty :)

lorik said...

Those three head studies are lovely. I like the treatment of the hair and the colour of the first one.

Karen Smithey said...

I love seeing the progress of pieces! Thanks for sharing!

shedreamsofthesea said...

Your lady is wonderful, she has such a great energy to her.

JKW said...

This is amazing how you turn her into a She. Thank you for the pictures. Do you like working with waterbased oils? Blessings, Janet PPF