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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Painting Flowers for Paint Party Friday

Hi, I got a bit mixed up about last weeks lesson, thought it was painting petals, leaves and such like when in fact it was using masking fluid.  We were told to paint a flower using masking fluid..........never used the stuff before and got in a right old mess.............am sure its something you need to practice with as had terrible trouble getting the darn stuff off.   As you all know I have never drawn or painted flowers so practice was needed.  Borrowed a book from our local library called 'The Acrylic Flower Painter's A to Z' by Lexi Sundell, its a fab book with brilliant instructions, especially for a newbee like me.

The paintings below have been painted with Acrylics on Canvas Boards and turned out a lot better than I thought they would.


Rose Mallow


and of course I had to play with it............

Morning Glory
Yep am now enjoying painting flowers and have another one in progress which will show you next week if it turns out OK.  The flower which was painted in class with the masking fluid has a huge hole in it where I rubbed too hard on the paper getting the fluid off...........so its in the bin now with the rest of my mess ups....

It has been terrific to have January just to paint and its certainly something I will do again.

Wishing you all a terrific weekend, take care of yourselves and thank you so much for dropping by and giving me your support.  Hugs Annette xx

83 comments:

Pam said...

Your flowers are gorgeous Annette!!! Glad to hear you are enjoying your painting time!!

Suzi B said...

One word netty WOW!
Suzi B xx

Samantha Read said...

Truly beautiful ♥

Joanna said...

Beautiful.

McCrafty's Cards said...

They are Stunning Annette!!!
Kevin xx

Roban Studio said...

WOW!!!! I am blown away Annette! Your flowers are gorgeous!! I never knew you could use masking fluid with acrylics, but it does make perfect sense! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! ~Rhonda ♥

Anne Manda said...

Wow is right, they just explode from that dark background! Truly stunning! <3

Karin said...

wow they are gorgeous!

trisha too said...

The way you were talking last week, you made it sound as if flowers were not your thing, but these are so gorgeous--definitely your thing!

:)

Andrea C said...

Absolutely gorgeous painting Netty x

Paul Burman said...

That marshmallow in particular is stunning. I love the glow and translucence of the colours.

Netty said...

they were very definitely NOT my thing Trisha, to tell the truth was scared stiff of drawing and painting them, so out of my comfort zone. But my art tutor refuses to understand the word 'can't' and am so glad I had a go. xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous flower painting, love the alternative ways you used it.
Yvonne x

Faye said...

NO! NO! NO!, Netty! Do not throw out anything. Your painting probably had corners or edges that could be used in a wonderful collage. I hope you haven't emptied the trash yet. When I don't like something I've made on paper, I salvage parts of it to go either on a collage or a greetings card.

These two paintings are exquisite. I think this is definitely one of your niches. You are a super flower painter. Wow!

Terry said...

I have a bottle of masking fluid and hate it! Once I used it on paper and it peeled off the paper! Netty, these are gorgeous and have the flow of oils! Love these flowers and you did a spectacular job! Big Hugs!

Netty said...

thank you for the great encouragement it has really boosted my confidence as I was rather unsure whether to show these flowers on here, thanking you again. Hugs Annette x

minnemie said...

Well done, Netty! That hibiscus is simply amazing - so striking against the dark back ground. Masking fluid does have a learning curve... and some brands are simply infuriating... but once hooked on it, it is hard to live/paint without it:-)

Anita Houston said...

What a gorgeous hibiscus! Amazing details, and the softness is so present! You are fantastic!

Sandy said...

Wow, wow, wow Annette - I would not miss this for the world. You have done a wonderful work of art with all three of these ----Wow!!
sandy

Aga Gasiniak said...

Netty your flowers are beautiful, well done and carry on with this inspirations. Have a lovely PPF!!

Nic McLean said...

Well, for someone who says flowers are not her thing, you did a great job on this one!! How did you do that thing with the man holding it - is that photoshop? I have no clue how to do stuff like that - it looks great!

Victoria said...

Wow Annette..your flowers are amazing..the hibiscus is sublime..powerful..I am smitten..I love the gorgeous pinks and tangerine colors..you are awesome for your first time painting flowers..they are gorgeous!And the center of the morning glory...i really connect to that painting too..for it is a flower I always seem to bring in to meditate on..I grow them every year..they are charming! Love how you zeroed in on the core of it..breathtaking!
I have never used masking fluid either..what an adventure!
Hugs and happy Creating..Happy February!!
Victoria

kat said...

Your flowers are just gorgeous Netty, really magical and full of energy!

Junibears said...

WOW! Netty, your flowers are gorgeous! And I love what you did with the first one! Hope you're well and have a great weekend! xx

Pam Tucker said...

Netty, your flowers are gorgeous! As always you did beautiful work!! :) I have worked with masking fluid and it does take a while to get used to. I don't think I ever got it quite right. LOL! You seem to be doing just fine! Bravo!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderfully done acrylics ~ very creative ~

Carol of A Creative Harbor ^_^

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Flowers are such a beautiful subject for artwork. It is difficult to capture the translucent beauty of the petals. You are doing wonderfully.

Christine said...

your work is beautiful today Netty!

Gloria in CA said...

Hi Netty. Hope you are doing good. Love the flowers, Great job! Thanks.:) Happy PPF!

Sharon Evans said...

Beautiful flowers, Netty you are an inspiration.

Debbie said...

The colors in your flowers are amazing. Beautiful work!

butterfly said...

I think the shaping and shading of your petals is gorgeous, Netty - I feel I could look right inside the first one... And I just love the glowing Morning Glory - beautiful!
Alison x

CuddlyBunny said...

I think you're telling fibs, surely these are not *really* the first flowers you've ever painted? They are outstanding! Both are beautiful and the morning glory ... WOW!

Leovi said...

I like a very delicate composition, I love that flower, magic.

Ilona said...

Really Annette, I have to smile a bit, because you say you were not sure, if you should show these flowers. The hibiscus is painted in a great perspective that really shows the dimension of the flower. There is so much depth in the painting. The centre of the other flower, which I'm not sure to know, has such a fine centre, done beautifully with the contrast of dark and light and the yellow - blue/violet.

Beautiful paintings and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your flowers! :-)

Happy PPF!

Ilona xx

missy k said...

Can't believe flowers aren't your thing! I think they are now! Beautiful work!!!

Karen x

Kim said...

Oh Annette, your flowers are stunning, bravo!! HPPF!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I knew you would enjoy painting flowers once you started and the hibiscus is just amazing... and love your play with it... a fabulous image...xx

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful floral paintings, Netty!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Melisa said...

You did a great job on this flower and I really like Sweet Beth below, too. I missed last week so I'm glad I got a chance to see it this week. I've used making fluid with watercolor and it is always a pain to use. I don't like it at all! I can't imagine why you'd need it for acrylics, though. Maybe the teacher just wanted to torture you with it! :)

Linda said...

Oh yes, flowers are definitely a part of you-these are gorgeous!!!

JKW said...

I love the different aspects of the flower. Morning Glory's are my fave. As a child my granddaddy always planted them and they climbed up the house. I'll never forget. Thanks for the memories of so long ago. Blessings, Janet PPF

Giggles said...

Wow so beautiful, can't wait to see the next one!!!

Hug Giggles

Laura Moore said...

You should do more flowers Netty. Apart from the hole... lol I really liked the second with all the bursting out colour. Enjoy your week.

Ginny said...

Your work is always so beautiful. I am glad that your instructor encourages you to try new things because then we all get to benefit from the results. I love how the flowers pop with the dark background. Thank you so much for sharing.

denthe said...

Oh Annette, your flowers are gorgeous. I especially like the first one. And I love how you play with them ;-)

Robyn said...

Your work is beautiful!! I love visiting your blog.

Anne said...

What lovely work! Such wonderful attention to detail. Gorgeous!

Lorraine said...

love your paintings..I hate masking fluid too

1CardCreator said...

Wow!!!!!!! These are stunning! You must be a fast learner, a newbee could never create something this magnificent! ~Diane

Daniele said...

wow just loving t=hese Annette, such vibrancy, love you play as well, oh so you
hugs xx

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Beautiful flowers. Love that first one. Keep painting them. HPPF

Silke said...

I know what you mean, Netty. I painted a few flowers once and it was ok, but definitely not my thing. Yours are beautiful!! I love how you played with the first image - very edgy! ;)

You are inspiring to paint more... xoxo Silke

Linda R said...

Your flowers look amazing. You did good girly....

Hugs~

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I like both your flowers, especially your marshmallow. I also love the way you incorporated it into your digital collage. Blessings!

janice smith said...

always so much fun to see where your artwork will turn up next! Your flowers are gorgeous, Netty! - janice

Carolyn Dube said...

I had the same problem when I experimented with masking fluid. When you figure out the secret- will you share it? Happy PPF!

Belinda Carson said...

Beautiful vibrant pictures! I love Hibiscus!

JoyCorcoran said...

I have to repeat everyone else's assessment: wonderful work on the flowers. The collage with the man is fantastic, too. Just shows how taking a risk can lead to unexpected beauty. Thanks for sharing!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie these are just gorgeous, it has been ages since I popped by and my jaw is on the desk, you have just gone from better to better, huggles Pops x x x

NatashaMay said...

Breathtaking! I totally love them!

Dianne said...

Lovely flower...maybe you should fish that other one out of the trash and use it in a collage. then the hole wouldn't matter as you would use pieces of it. that's what I do with things that don't work out so well. enjoyed your paintings of faces too!

Jessica Sporn said...

Beautiful work! Love how you played in photoshop too! Happy Paint Party a few days late!

Lindsay Drya said...

I love how you played with it, the second image looks surreal, it reminds me of Dali somehow. :) Happy PPF!

Jolanda said...

WowWow Netty, your flowers are absolutely fantastic!!! xx

Patti J said...

Netty, you are going to be extremely famous one day! Your work just gets more and more beautiful with each painting. Thanks for always taking the time to share with us! Hugs...

Beverley Baird said...

Gorgeous flowers! Loved how you played with them as well.

Gina Sismilich said...

Gorgeous paintings - HPPF

Dorthe said...

Dear Netty, thankyou for your sweet comment on my blog,so kind of you-
Your flower paintings looks great, and are very beautiful, both.
Hugs,Dorthe

Piarom said...

your flowers are so amazing and vibrant in colors! Love especcially the last one :)

Martina2801 said...

Dear Netty, your flowers are absolutely fantastic!!!
Gorgeous paintings.

hazel said...

Your flowers are so beautiful Netty.
xxx Hazel.

Candy C said...

I love these paintings you did! They are so beautiful! Thanks so much for the sweet comments you left on my blog. <3 Candy

Michelle Webb said...

Ooo Netty you really are enjoying the painting, I really REALLY love your flowers, they have such detail, I can tell you spend a lot of time and effort with them. It pays too, they are gorgeous. Keep it up Netty. Michelle x

SAMARA said...

Netty this is ultra fantastic! i love what you did in your playing too...just such a wonderful surprise of compliments in color and image. Happy PPF!

Fliss said...

So glad to finally get here Netty and your painting is all just amazing and so beautiful.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful flower, hope you are enjoying your painting.

craftattack said...

Gorgeous flowers! Valerie

joanna said...

Your paintings are gorgeous, Annette!! the colours are so vibrant and I love the details in the first one.
xoxo

Faye said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today, Netty. I am looking forward to seeing what you are working on this week for PPF.

Elisa said...

Beautiful flowers Netty! You're awesome!

Kirstin McCulloch said...

Lovely flowers Netty x

toni said...

Beautiful paintings netty and I love that surrealist interpretation which I assume is a piece of your digital art, brilliant concept love it x