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Thursday, 17 January 2013

A Bit of a Mish Mash......

Hi, its so freezing cold here in Northamptonshire, minus 3 in the day and minus 8 at night and that was yesterday.........brrrrr   Made a huge Cottage Pie to last us a couple of days, this is pure comfort food for these wintry days.

Woman in a Hat - Modigliani style
At the end of last terms Art Class I couldn't show you my final painting as it wasn't dry and then when it was I promptly forgot about it.  Here she is finished............(water mixable oils)

Yep had to frame her...........couldn't resist.....lol
Have also been playing with water colours

Mother - Daughter and Grand-daughter

This painting I've called  'Through the Eyes of a Child '.......

Our first day back at Art Class last week we were presented with musical instruments to draw, hells bells never drawn anything like this before and it certainly shows.................lol

Ink Pens, Pastels and Felt Tip
Am sure you can spot all the mistakes.............showed my husband when I got home and he said mmmmmm have seen you draw better.................so tactful...............lol

Could show you loads more as have been painting like a mad woman, but will keep them for another week and spare you the trauma of looking at them today.................

Thanking you for your fabulous support with my art adventures and thank you for following me.  Looking forward to seeing some of you at Paint Party Friday and also your terrific creative blogs.  Take care of yourselves, wrap up warm and have a goodly weekend, hugs Annette xx

86 comments:

Ilona said...

Dear Annette!

You put a smile on my face with your comments on your art. It is good to be able to see once work from a humorous point of view sometimes!

Your lady with hat turned out very beautiful!
And I like the title to your instrument painting :-)

Hugs Ilona

Pam said...

Great paintings again Annette! Your husbands response sounds familiar!! lol

Lucy Edmondson said...

What wonderful work! What a talent to have!

Lucy x

Candy C said...

Netty...I love your finished oil painting. She is lovely. I also love how you've framed her! Definitely museum worthy! :) The through the eyes of a child painting is lovely, too. Love how you only finished the eyes of the child. :) And your musical instruments piece. I like it! What do men know? haha And yes, they can be so tactful! I hope that you continue to much on the cottage pie and stay warm! Thanks for the lovely comments you've left on my blog as well. I always love hearing from you! <3 Candy

Meggymay said...

Beautiful paintings, the oil looks fantastic in that frame, which gallery can we see it in? or would that be telling. Your OH's comment sounds familiar to me as well.
Yvonne x

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful pieces, rich intense colors on oil - love that hair- and lovely, soft watercolor! Lol the caption on musical piece!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful paintings Annette, I have to say I thought the first one was a self portrait :o)
Kevin xx

Terry said...

Netty, these are all gorgeous! Could not even begin to pick a favorite! The cottage pie sounds so comforting. It has been pretty cold here, but at least we do get some sunshine during the day! Stay warm!! Hugs!

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Cheryl said...

Oh hun these are amazing hun these are stunning so chuffed 4 you x

Cheryl said...

Oh hun these are amazing hun these are stunning so chuffed 4 you x

Cheryl said...

Oh hun these are amazing hun these are stunning so chuffed 4 you x

butterfly said...

The redhead is stunning - Toulouse-Lautrec is joining Modigliani in my frame of reference for your work! And I absolutely love the watercolour - that will stay with me.
Alison x

Karin said...

Gorgeous paintings, love them all!

Joanna said...

Beautiful paintings.

Linda R said...

Your painting look amazing my friend. You are so talented..

Hugs~

Sandy said...

Wow Netty these are impressive.
Stunning painting art. Love them.

Have a lovely weekend my friend.
xoxo

Von said...

Wonderful as ever Annette :) Humm what hurts more art or love

craftattack said...

Lovely work Annette! Hugs, Valerie

hazel said...

Beautiful paintings Annette.
xxx Hazel.

missy k said...

your posts always make me smile!

beautiful work Netty and I do love how you framed your portrait.

it's good to try painting new things!!!

Karen x

Kim said...

Wonderful paintings Netty! I love seeing them in the 'frames'...so clever! Happy PPF!

Carolyn Dube said...

Painting like a mad woman! Can't wait to see it! My favorite here is Through the eyes of a child piece- love the composition and the expressions! Happy PPF!

Aga Gasiniak said...

Dear Annette, 'Woman in the hat' is beautiful also I like very much your triple watercolour portrait, very inspiring. You are such a talented and creative Lady. Cottage pie idea sounds nice... keep yourself warm and creative and have a happy PPF!!!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderful portrait work ~ love how you displayed her ~

(A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Jessica Sporn said...

Well done - and thank you for also sharing work you don't love as much! You are so versatile!! Happy PPF!

Catherine Denton said...

So excited for your month of painting! I am loving the finished piece {and it's frame, hee-hee}! She's beautiful.
Catherine Denton

Rosie said...

Wonderful painting.

Happy PPF and lovely weekend

denthe said...

Haha! wonderful how you framed it! That painting of the 2 women and the girl is beautiful!

Anns Art said...

Really like your painting....spot of genius with the framing I'd say :)

Debbie said...

Your painting looks great! The overall composition is so good, and her face is really pretty. Drawing is hard work, I think. It takes a lot of practice to get really good at it, and still some subjects will be harder to draw than others. The practice is always good, though.

Leovi said...

Yes, I like that beautiful Modigliani portrait style you it looks great, congratulations!

Faye said...

Netty, your painting of the 3 generations is fantastic. Love all that golden red hair. And your Modigliani. How could you possibly forget her??? She's beautiful. About your musical instrument, I found I am no good with "things". I tried to draw my tape roller and it looked evil when I finished. So I am sticking to women's faces and flowers, I think. Aren't men the most tactful things? NOT! I quit showing the dh my stuff. I usually just got an "OK". No other comment. Thanks for your good wishes for my knee. I think it will be all right in time. I hurt it moving furniture.

Gloria in CA said...

Beautiful work Netty. She's beautiful. I'll have to look up "Cottage Pie" as I don't know what it is. Hold on please....ah huh..

UK. dish of ground beef and mashed potato: a baked dish made from ground meat in gravy with a topping of mashed potato

...and would you believe I am making that today as well but just a little different. Awesome!:)

wednesday said...

Love that redhead in the hat! I can imagine her taking off for Paris in the 20's to make it on her own. Your portraits just keep developing more and more style and character. It's fantastic to watch.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Oh, Netty, I love her eyes and hat!
So subtle yet powerful! Lots of narrative to this one!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Netty said...

Mine is like you said but with aubergines, mushrooms and onions. Grated cheese into the mashed potato plus layered cheese and tomato on top.........mmmmm yummy

Linda said...

Oh I love how you framed your portrait Netty!! Your watercolor girls are beautiful too. I think your musical instrument is good- I know I wouldn't be able to draw it near as well as you have :) Happy PPF!

Crafting Queen said...

What a lovely paintings. Lovely drawing, would look great on a card. Have a lovely weekend.

Catherine Constance said...

Awesome Netty. Love your girlie. Your paintings are getting better and better. She's looks fantastic all framed and in a gallery...perfect. xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

HAPPY PPF NETTY! Oh fabulous portraits....

Christine said...

love you Modigliani inspiration! Nice work this week!

Sharon Evans said...

Fantastic work Nettie, I love the portraits, but funnily enough I love the music page best. There is a quirkiness to it that I love.

Siggadisart said...

So much fun to se your work in that big frame, great idea. Mother, daughter, granddaughter is great, big like :)

minnemie said...

Your art has developd so much, Netty! I love your portraits. And I love anything on sheet music, so that painting is a winner in my books as well:-)

Sandy said...

A little of your mish would be a lot of mash for me!!!!! How in the world could you forget this gorgeous painting Annette!!!!! My Lord she is wonderful - really grand! I love the Mother, Daughter and Granddaughter. A very nice concept. And your musical instrument - well hells bells, I barely know one instrument from another - just send your husband to me and I will straighten him out!! I did not see any mistakes at all! Oh it is cold where you live and much too warm where I live. I dearly want snow --- Cottage Pie - now that sounds good!
Sandy

Viv's Visuals said...

Netty - these are all just terrif girlie!! I think your watercolour is stunning - and deffo my fave from this showcased lot, although the music one appeals to me very much and how good does SHE look in her own frame in a fabulous art gallery!!!
Just brill - cottage pie sounds very yummy - I'm on a diet tho............... and I love cottage pie........ am just getting in the car now.............LOL

Ayala Art said...

Bbbrrrrr that is cold! We are -1 at night then it goes up to around 15 or 18 during the day at least.
What a beautiful collection of images you have here, beautiful! And your hubby's comment is funny ;o)

kat said...

Hello Netty, your lady has such an aura about her!

Laurie said...

I think your work is beautiful Netty, you have such a lovely style, so soft and elegant.My husband is my "shoot from the hip" critic, I think maybe your husband may be yours, lol, but really I think its lovely

CuddlyBunny said...

Always amazing Netty! Your heart and beauty always show through!

Denise Mulligan said...

Hah! You've got me again! I thought your painting was really that large and hung in a gallery! It's a wonderful piece. Very expressive and soulful. Oooh it's cold here in NY as well. Stay warm!

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Love your Girls. Very well done. Never ask a Man a loaded question..:) Nicely done for a first time. HPPF

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Netty, your gals are great. Love them and love the framing :) Happy PPF

Jenny said...

LOVE your gorgeous artwork Netty... have been scrolling through your blog... your artwork is beautiful... and adore the street paintings you have created too... how cool...

Jenny ♥

Maria Ontiveros said...

She gorgeous (and HUGE)! I love the exprssion you captured in her eyes and the shading in her face. Well done!
Rinda

Ginny said...

Netty, your paintings are wonderful. I love your framed piece. She is so elegant. Your mother, daughter, and granddaughter piece is perfect. What a lovely idea!

Gloria in CA said...

Yum! Sounds great Netty. Enjoy your weekend.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

It sounds like you've been having a blast. I love all your pieces, especially the trio. Stay warm and blessings!

Bluebell Woods said...

no mistakes in art I am told. who could pick fault?Its either to your taste or not.........at least thats what I think. Enjoy your creativity as I am sure we do.
Janice

1CardCreator said...

These are all lovely Annette, especially the first one. ~Diane

Giggles said...

Sorry to hubby but I love them all!!! I think the instrument is a unique piece!! Very well done!!
Minus 3 here in Vancouver B.C. too!! Thankfully sunny though!!

Hugs Giggles

Michelle Webb said...

Ooo Netty, I'm loving your arty adventure at the moment. I like seeing what you're doing at your classes. I wish I could go to a few classes too. Your portraits are amazing, love your style. Michelle x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

beautiful art Netty! I need to update my blog bookmark!

Introverted Art said...

wow she is powerful and huge! beautiful.

Sharon said...

More great work Miss Netty. Have to ask, "how do you like water soluble oils and do they smell?' I had to give up oil painting years ago as I developed an allergy to the smell, leaving a strange taste in my throat, I miss it.

soulbrush said...

I didn't realise that you are here on my side of the pond till today. Silly me! love your faces. and the framed one looks really good. Men!!! Happy PPF

Za faran said...

Lovely portrait, Netty! I love your soft watercolor ladies too...and the pic of the musical instrument..well to me it looks lovely and full of life! Reading your post was like having a warm cup of chocolate..so full of caring!:-) Thank you Netty!

NatashaMay said...

So wonderful! I have to try that software. At least I'll get to see my painting in a gallery. :))

Ralph said...

I actually like the one with the guitar it has a very abstract feel about it.

Anne said...

How fabulous! I love your painting and your watercolours are beautiful.

Have a happy Sunday!

Martina2801 said...

Netty, this is so impressive.
Stunning work. Love your creations!

trisha too said...

It's so much fun to see your art up in the "gallery!" That was almost better than the wall art!

Okay, we have instruments all over this house, and now you've inspired me to actually draw one--
why that never occurred to me before is a mystery, since they're seriously all over everywhere.

:)

Elisa said...

what lovely ladies.. so sophisticated! And the musical instrument seems fun and rock and roll to me. You did a wonderful job Netty! Enjoy and looking forward to more paintings!

janice smith said...

I loved the frame painting! My jaw dropped until I realized what you had done. Pure genius! Netty, your writing is so witty and light-hearted, as is your approach to your art class...like a breath of fresh air. I just love it and love hearing about (and seeing) your process and your artwork is wonderful.

Gio said...

Your painting is gorgeous, and the look in the eyes, so peaceful and good, can't explain.

Have a creative week, Annette!

Kim Dellow said...

Totally wonderful Netty! Kimx

Gaby Bee Germany said...

Fantastic work Netti! I love your portraits.

Hugs,
Gaby

Andrea C said...

Love your paintings Netty. YOu are a wee cracker x

Piarom said...

Paint big, haha, wonderful! Someday I will hang my painting in this gallery too ;) Your painting looks amazing! greez from Conny

shedreamsofthesea said...

I love your lady in the hat, I think she's one of my favorites of yours.

Victoria said...

Hello my lovely friend..what an inspiring post!Fantastic pieces! The first is so glowing and rich and full of wonderful energy..she is beautiful..I love her hair and beautiful eyes! The second really pulls at me..i love it..the three generations is very symbolic and very poetic..the softness is also so beautiful in this piece.very special...Magnificent! and the last is fabulous too..all have sparked me..!
Wishing you a fantastic rest of week! It is very very cold here too this week! Stay warm!
HUgs
Victoria

JKW said...

These are great. I love that you framed her. The water color is fantastic. Blessings, Janet PPF

lorik said...

Love the way you framed your painting! My favourite is Through the eyes of a child. But i also like the one your husband doesn't like - the colour behind the drawing enhances it.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I love this woman in the hat and she looks like she really does belong in that museum...you neeeeed to frame her like this shown here!!

baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous art and how wonderful to have her hanging in such a beautiful gallery you must be so proud !!!! No mistakes in art as far as I know , loving watching you experiment and grow.

Marie