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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Sweet Beth

Hi, its still very cold here in Northamptonshire and we had snow again yesterday, plus freezing fog......oooh roll on the Spring..........

'Sweet Beth' was drawn and painted  in one of my practice art books with Acrylics.

Devotion is a heavy cross,
but you are lovely and direct;
the mystery of your attractions
is powerful as the key of life
(Boris Pasternak (1890-1960)
Of course I had to play with her didn't I...................


and again..........


Last week at Art class we took random words and had to choose how to paint their meaning.......colours and abstract shapes.  Then we placed our paintings on the table and muddled the words up and tried to guess from each others paintings the correct word...............mmmmm  the tutor told us her other class this week scored very highly, (if memory serves me right she said 95% success)  'oops our class didn't even get 50% of them, methinks that class cheated, don't you.............lol

This Friday we are painting petals and leaves................cripes that means flowers and am hopeless at flowers and avoid them like the plague, so had better get practicing before tomorrow...........

Have a great weekend everyone and all at Paint Party Friday.  Take care, hugs Annette xx

71 comments:

Doreen said...

Love what you have done here Annette.xxx

Pam said...

Love your painting in the teacup!!!

Analia Cristina said...

You are full of inventiveness and creativity.A true artist!

Catherine Constance said...

Netty, she's lovely. She looks so sad, definitely carrying a heavy cross. Obviously the other class cheated or they had really really easy words, like blue, red, yellow. Am sure you'll have the hang of those petals in no time. We have had rain rain and more rain here. I would rather the rain than the snow. Unless it's enough snow to stay home... :) ps...amazing what you find in teacups these days..

Karin said...

gorgeous painting, love the color of her hair! Greetings karin

butterfly said...

Beautiful period portrait - and the glowing hair is matched by the intensity of her eyes - wonderful!
Alison x

Ralph said...

Nope leaves can mean trees, or cups of tea, or the leaves of a wonderful book. So many things. Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful Annette! ~Diane

Meggymay said...

She looks beautiful, I love the way you did the her image in the tea cup.
Yvonne x

Astrid Maclean said...

She looks wonderful and has a real Renaissance feel to her! Loving the cushion too!

Gloria in CA said...

Beautiful Netty. I love what you do with your work. So much fun.

Healing Woman said...

I love how you printed her onto cloth and made the pillow but how did you ever do the tea cup? It must be photo shop right? Love all three versions Netty.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Another beautiful work of art Annette, she is lovely and doesn't she look great on the cushion and in the cup of tea
Kevin xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Happy PPF NETTY!

adorable ... you make my day with this special coffee cup!
YEAH!


great portrait! fabouls applied ART !

xxx --- forgot the whiole time as i visited your blog to invite you to our monthly
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

Sharon Evans said...

She is lovely and especially like her in the teacup. Her hair is a wonderful colour.

Sandy said...

Wow Netty your paintings are a fest for my eyes.
Really stunning work.
I love it.
xoxo

Linda R said...

She looks amazing my friend. I love what you have done with her photo. So cool.

Hugs~

Maria Ontiveros said...

That's amazing - I especially like the pillow.
Happy PPF!
Rinda

Aga Gasiniak said...

Dear Netty, your 'Sweet Beth' is beautiful. I love look on her face and her hair. Have a lovely PPF!!!

scapmanufaktur said...

So wonderful your painting and I love the idea of that cup!

Leovi said...

Yes, bright colors, exquisite face. Precious in the teacup.
Delicious and beautiful portrait.

Kay Griffin said...

Beautiful art as always, Annette :) x

Giggles said...

She is so lovely... not sure I want her in my tea though...lol
I guess if she washes her hands first I'd consider it!!

Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Ilona said...

Your Beth is a beauty :-). good for you to take these classes, and about the teacher, sometimes they just want to pull your leg!
Just dig into a heap of leaves and flowers, they will come out very well I'm sure.
Have a great weekend!

Ilona xx

Stephanie Corder said...

Love your lady, she is so beautiful and refined! She reminds me of an old world painting with that expression and the way you did here dress- just gorgeous!
Have fun with the flowers, I know you can do it!
xx
Stephanie

Christine said...

She's sweet indeed! Love what you have done with her!

Kim said...

She's so beautiful, I just love her sweet expression. Bravo! Happy PPF!

kat said...

Netty she is lovely, I especially love her red locks!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Netty, your portrait of Sweet Beth is divine!
Love how you played putting her image in a china cup. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

denthe said...

She is lovely and she looks so great on that pillow! Painting the meaning of random words ... phew ... way too abstract for me. That other class must've cheated surely ;-) Good luck with your flowers! they're not my favorite either ...(at least not to paint)

Nordljus said...

That sounds like a tough challenge, painting the meaning of words in abstract shapes and colours! Love your painting, she looks beautiful!

La Abela said...

Nice girl in the teacup, I love it. Saludos

Catherine Denton said...

Gorgeous painting paired with beautiful words. I think the other class must've cheated. ;) And I always love how you play around.
Catherine Denton

Faye said...

Netty, your sweet Beth is amazing! You do such gorgeous paintings. I have no idea how you put her into a pillow but I guess it's done with photoshop.

Lynn Cohen said...

She makes a beautiful pillow top! She has such a wonderful expression on her lovely face. Makes me want to have a conversation with her! HPPF! Have fun with those flowers!

Alicia C said...

how lovely, makes me think of a young Queen Elizabeth a bit!

CuddlyBunny said...

Ah, Netty! Another beautiful painting, and your photo editing is fantastically funny!

Good luck with the flowers ... try daisies. Nice flat flowers with a single ring of petals. :)

Linda said...

love these Netty!! She looks like a medieval maiden faire.Happy PPF!

Carol L McKenna said...

She is lovely in various 'frames' ~ wonderful work ~ stay warm ~ having same weather in New England ~ brrrrrrrr! ~ Carol of : (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Thanks for coming by ^_^

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I have one of those heart tea cups and love Sweet Beth floating in it... and that other class cheated big time for sure... hope the petals and leaves lesson goes well
T xx

Carolyn Dube said...

Sweet Beth is wonderful! I am sure you do something wonderful with the flowers for your next class! Happy PPF!

Anne said...

That's awesome! What interesting ideas, love them!

Tammie Lee said...

such a wonderful painting, looks grand as a pillow.
i am thinking that you will get better with flowers and then love drawing them.

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Love the tea cup pix..great job on her. HPPF

janice smith said...

Oh, Netty! You always catch me off guard! I absolutely love your playful spirit and positive outlook. It is such a joy to stop by and see what you're up to. Sweet Beth is lovely. XO

Anne Manda said...

Lovely painting, she looks sweet and beautiful! Great playing with the image, too, fun! <3

hazel said...

I love Sweet Beth - she's beautiful.
xxx Hazel.

Jessica Sporn said...

She is lovely -- and what a beautiful surprise in the bottom of the tea-cup! Happy PPF!

Gina Sismilich said...

I love your lady - and how you've played with the image. I am especially in love with her gorgeous red hair! Happy PPF

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Wow! Sweet Beth is gorgeous, Annette. I believe you are going to surprise yourself when working on the flowers this week - Blessings!

JoyCorcoran said...

It's amazing to see the painting in different manifestations. Perhaps you can think of your flowers as faces and make portraits of them. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Sandy said...

Good Lord Annette!! Am I the last one to leave a comment!!!!! Your painting reminds me of the Middle Ages - you really are so talented and it is a joy to follow you --- I wonder how many creative ways I can come up with saying that. Besides the point -- my fingers hurt after scrolling down so far to leave you a comment. You have quite a fan following my dear heart!!
Sandy

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

She's lovely Netty...love her locks :)
You obviously enjoy every bit of what you do and it just shows!
HPPF :)

Martina2801 said...

She`s beautiful, dear Netty! Love your painting. GREAT!!!!

Za faran said...

Lovely painting and interesting class!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Doesn´t she look good framed like this toooo! Happy PPF to you too!

soulbrush said...

Brr even colder than here in London. She is wonderful- love her in the teacup too. Hope it warms up soon and you don't get too much rain. Happy PPF friend.

peggy gatto said...

Pure delight!!!!!!!
thank you for dropping by!!

NatashaMay said...

Love her! she makes one awesome pillow art. :)

minnemie said...

Sweet Beth is sweet indeed:-) What a fun exercise to do- words expressed in abstract art. I think I'll try it w/my boys. May you find the flowers sweeter than you imagine.

baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous art and how wonderful in all her different homes....love the tea cup and yes I believe the other class cheated or even worse the teacher fibbed ! Stay warm

Marie

Roban Studio said...

Loving your latest work. Your art class sounds truly inspiring. I think your teacher is pulling your leg about the other class! Can't wait to see your next painting with leaves and such. ♥ ~Rhonda

lorik said...

She is lovely - and worth "playing" with in different media.

JKW said...

I love the way you play. I design/sew pillows. I was very intrigued at how you developed the whole design process. Good art work. Blessings, Janet PPF

Joƫlle dit Jeffy said...

Beautiful painting. Love the tea cup.

trisha too said...

Beth looks even more sweet in the cup of tea, Netty!

:)

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Netty, this painting looks awesome! Love it!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Wow, very lovely. You have done a great job with her.

Kristin said...

How are the flowers coming? LOVE your painting from last week - especially in that cup ;0
Beautiful job as always sweet Netty, xoxo

Cheryl said...

oh hun I really admire your work,this is amazing,you really do paint faces so well,you have done an amazing job hun,gosh you are so talented and a lovely lady too,love massive hugs Cherylxxxx

Gloria said...

Hi Netty, It has been so long since I checked in with everyone! i love all the new things you are trying. It is such fun when you put your artwork on other(digital) surfaces! I love your flowers and think you really did a great job! Thank you for your comments on my paintings the last couple of weeks.