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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Spreading the Love

Hi, Happy Valentines Day to you all, hope you have a great day.  Hubby and I will celebrate later as we have to take Mum to Physio first and she doesn't live nearby so it will be a few hours later than normal.  Just in case you didn't know I love painting and drawing so am spreading the love of Art at Paint Party Friday.

'Aster' - painted in Acrylics on Canvas Board
Think this will be my last painting of Flowers for the moment as now have to concentrate on Water and am finding it difficult.  At the moment have two Canvas Boards on the go where am attempting to capture Water and will share them next week all being well.

Apart from the two Canvas Boards am working on a Canvas which will hopefully show rain and am showing a snippet of it, but please bear in mind its very much work in progress.........


On Wednesday we had to go to Hospital for my hubby to have some extensive heart tests so I had an hour and a half to kill.  Took myself to the Hospital Cafe for a Coffee and took my sketchbook out and attempted to draw some of the people in there....... brave or stupid ..... not sure which.  But when we got home showed hubby my attempts and he laughed and said it was a wonder you didn't get thrown out..........


I know they are not very good but not too bad for a first attempt  considering I was shaking with nerves and the people wouldn't sit still..........lol

Thats it from me.  Thank you for visiting me and wishing you a lovely weekend.  Take care of yourself, hugs Annette xx

71 comments:

Polly Birchall said...

I usually have a sketchbook in my bag for just this reason. It so helps kill the time and take your mind off things. Well done you! Good luck to your hubby too.

Pam said...

Loving your Aster flower, it's very pretty! The rain painting looks very interesting, love the bold colors. And way to go with your sketches!!

Ilona said...

I am looking forward to your rain and water paintings; what I see until now is very promising! :-)

And sketching is so useful training of your eye. You are catching the scenery and atmosphere perfectly!

Hugs Ilona

Meggymay said...

Great flowers and painting. Good for you to sketch while waiting, they look good to me. Hope the tests went well.
Yvonne x

Karin said...

wow the sketching looks great! have a nice weekend!

McCrafty's Cards said...

The flower is a stunner Annette, I look forward to seeing the rain painting completed as it looks fabulous, and the sketching is wonderful.
Happy Valentines day.
Kevin xx

Daniele said...

just loving yor latest art, especially loving the couple, colours are great
hope everything went ok for hubby
hugs

Kim B said...

Flower is beautiful and I just adore the people at the hospital. Your hubbie is so funny, I hope he is doing well. Glad you stopped by my blog. I have missed visiting with you. Hope you have a Happy Valentines day! Hugs, Kim B

Tammie Lee said...

i enjoy how different each of these are from one another.
each on a joy to see ~

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love watching your work develop and grow and think your drawings are fab... and the flower... wasn't it just a few posts ago you were saying you couldn't paint flowers... think that has to be revised now!!!

Joanna said...

Beautiful flower and the couple with umbrella. The sketch is interesting I wonder if anyone would recognize each other :)
I wish your husband a lot of health.

butterfly said...

The Aster looks lovely, and I already love the couple in the rain - I'd be terrified of trying to capture water, but I can already feel the weather in the shimmer of light you've captured. So impressed that you're prepared to pursue your adventures in public - a great first go at capturing those around you! Hope all well with your husband.
Alison x

mark gould said...

You flowers are looking beautiful. I would live to be able to paintle that. X

Giggles said...

Wow I think it's a great job you did. Look at how Lynns work has developed!! Beautiful flower too!! Hope hubby and mom are okay!!
Hopefully you got a nice dinner out too!

Happy ppf!!

Hugs Giggles

Jennie Atkinson said...

Love love the work in progress - they look wonderful! And the sketches are great as it is not easy to just capture the moment. And of course the flower is beautiful. You seem to be having a bit of a hospital week! Have a lovely weekend.

Susan said...

Wonderful sketches, I wish I had the courage to take my sketch book out of the house. Your 'rainy' painting is really wonderful, great color and movement.

Rosie said...

Very beautiful aster and wonderful sketches, Netty. HPPF

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! you are blossoming ~ divine paintings and sketch ^_^

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wishing everyone well.........luv luv luv your umbrella couple!

craftattack said...

Love your work Annette, and the sketches. I got thrown out of the cafe here for sketching, the waitress told me that people felt observed.....Valerie

EVA said...

The sketches are great! Your flower is lovely, so pretty and that rain painting is fabulous. Really like it.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Lovely, Netty!
Especially love the texture of the aster...beautiful!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

joanna said...

Love this new work, Annette! your sketches are really good and the aster is so pretty in pink.
xoxo

Gloria said...

Netty, I am proud of you! I think we are all inspired to do the life sketches since we have seen the wonderful work of Lynn Cohen, Tracey Fletcher King and Nora MacPhail. You did a great job, and I am sure it took away the constant worry for your husband for a minute here and there. Your flower is wonderful, too.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

I am already in love with your WIP...your aster is glowing too :) Lovely sketches...
HPPF :)

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous flower Annette, I will miss them, you make them so beautifully! The couple in the rain is fascinating too, you are really growing in your art I must say! I hope the tests turn out well for your DH. ~Diane

Astrid Maclean said...

Great stuff and am loving those hospital sketches!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh, I meant to say still, that couple in the rain looks amazing! I adore the way they hug each other, the whole movement and gesture (the back of their feet etc. etc.) is very, very clever!! Netty all your practice is paying off big time! I can see this is the beginning of a master piece!

Netty said...

LOL

La Abela said...

I love the love under the parguas, the subject is gorgeous. Saludos

Netty said...

thank you Gloria. I was encouraged by the artists you mentioned to do this and it certainly helped make the time pass quicker and helped with the concerns for my dear hubby, x

sharon said...

Love all of these, the couple looks interesting, but I love your sketches most of al. Keep it up.

Diana Evans said...

oh Annette!!! your paintings are amazing....I love your work...you have been on a roll girl and I love that you now have a dedicated blog for these

Faye said...

Enormously gorgeous, Netty! I hope you don't stop flowers for long. You are so good at them. Your sketching at the hospital is great. Reminds me of the one I did at the hospital a few months ago. It turned out pretty good, but I felt so guilty sketching someone. I tried to act like I wasn't drawing the person I was! Your dh's comment sounds like a typical male not into painting or drawing.

Christine said...

lovely work and WIP this week Netty!

Leovi said...

I like that beautiful flower full of passion and delicacy, excellent colors.

Marji said...

Good for you for taking your sketch book. I'm not sure I'd have had the sense to do that. Its magical how dropping into sketching and art can calm the nerves and bring peace to the soul. Hospital situations are stressful even if just routine visit. hoping the results are good

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I like both paintings, but my favorite one is the one of the couple in the rain. As to the sketches, I think they're great. Blessings!

Gloria in CA said...

Hi Netty. Just the word "hospital" makes me sick. :) Wow, your sketches are great. You did good. Your flower is beautiful. Thank you.

Silke said...

Dear Netty! Your paintings and your sketches are beautiful! I find sketching people really, really hard and don't do enough of it! I hope your hubby is doing alright! And you as well!! Love, Silke

Carola Bartz said...

Three very different paintings, and I like them all. Your aster is beautiful with its soft colors. The rain picture probably is my favorite with its vibrant bold colors. Good for you to draw people in the cafe - I'd never dare that, but I am not good in drawing people anyway. I like what you did.
I hope that your hubby is okay after all his heart tests?

Debbie said...

these are sooo good! I really like the couple in the rain! The colors are so pretty, and I can't wait to see it finished!

Linda R said...

Your painting looks amazing .. And I love your sketches. Way better than I could ever do.

Enjoy your weekend my friend.

Victoria said...

Hello Kindred..massive hugs..what a beautiful post..I love the gorgeous pink flower..so lush.. refreshing and full of light and life..very inspiring! I also am super drawn to the second..the umbrella..those walking together beneath..tugs at my heart and my sense of adventure! I have a thing for umbrellas..they are always symbolic in my life..so I am captivated..I also LOVE the color-explosion this piece carries..and sense of imagination it conjures for me!
So cool you started sketching in the cafe..wonderful..awesome work! Hope you hubby ad mom are doing ok!
Wishing you a sparkling wkd!
Victoria

denthe said...

Why would they throw you out!?I think you did a wonderful job, can't believe it's the first time you did that. Lovely colors in that "rain-canvas", Looking forward to seeing your "waterpaintings" ...

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful works, awesome WIP! <3

kat said...

Your art is lovely, I love that umbrella one, such a lovely effect with the colors! Your sketching is great too, hang in there!

Martina2801 said...

Netty, your new painting looks great! Fantastic artwork as always!

Have a nice weekend, my dear!

Elisa said...

beautiful flowers netty! And the wip is something exciting to watch out for. Your sketch is lovely. keep it up! Get well soon for your hubby!

Von said...

I can't believe I have missed all your beautiful flower painting ! and your snippet look fab to me :)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)
Von ♥

Linda said...

Well I know I couldn't have drawn an attempt at sketching as well as you-nice to know your hubby has a sense of humor despite the testings :)beautiful flower painting. I can't wait to see ore of the "rain" one -i love it already!

Lynn Cohen said...

Sending warm wishes for the good health of family!!

Your flower painting is terrific, I love the texture.

But let me say bravo for braving drawing in public! If this was a first attempt I'd say you are on your way! I am sure you and everyone in that hospital cafe were tense and worried. I see it in your capture of your people at their tables, keep going, you'll be more and more comfortable with it with each new drawing! I know!! ;-)))

Kristin said...

I agree with Lynn - it's so cool that you took your sketchbook and went for it - I love the results! And your flower is so pretty in pink. Much love and well wishes for you and your hubby - I hope he's feeling well :) xoxo!

Ayala Art said...

That's a great way to pass time! They turned out nicely.

Anne said...

Beautiful paintings - I love the umbrella painting already!! Silly me, I've never thought of sketching to pass the time. I'll have to cart some supplies around in the car in future!

janice smith said...

Netty, one of the things I love most about your blog is your willingness to show your process. How brave of you to go for it and sketch in public and how brave of you to share it with the world! I absolutely love your drawings as well as your pretty flower and that bright beginning of your rain canvas. Your work is so varied and all so very inspiring! Healing thoughts and prayers for your hubby. - janice

NatashaMay said...

Lol! That's what I always wonder what would people do if they caught you sketching them. :)) Great sketches and awesome paintings!

Sandy said...

I do so love your art work -- love that one with the umbrella - WOW!!!!! Well I think I would be shaking too if my husband was having heart tests. Hope all is well. Did those people notice that you were watching them? You are a hoot. Hope all is well Sugar.
sandy

Candy C said...

Oh my gosh, Netty...that pink flower with the black background. It is absolutely stunning. Your painting has really evolved into such beautiful work. I also wanted to thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. You are always so positive and make me feel so good. Thank you!!! Candy

Roban Studio said...

As you know, I'm a big fan of all your work. The flower is just lovely!!! My fav is the walking in the rain. Loving the vibrant colors. I think there's nothing wrong with your sketch. Lovingly educate your dear hubby that it is a "sketch", that's why it's called a "sketch"....to record your surroundings in a quick manner....quick being the key word. It's not a finished painting. ♥ You did a fab job and overcame your fear which is HUGE!! Blessings to you and your hubby...prayers for his good health! Hugs ~Rhonda

Rita said...

Very pretty! LOVE the Aster.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...
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Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Beautiful flower and the rain painting looks like it's going to be grand! I've never been much good at drawing people impromtu, I think you did great! (I deleted my last post because I said painting, but meant drawing!)

PetraB said...

The rain painting is terrific, love you sketches, so very much like real life.

Crafting Queen said...

Wow really like the rain painting, super colours!

pauline said...

I think you need a new husband... ;-)
Your sketches are fabulous! And yes, you were BRAVE to draw there in the hospital cafeteria.
It's always intimidating at first. You did a beautiful job. xox

Dianne said...

Lovely paintings, and congrats on the sketches! they turned out well, and you're right...it's not easy to draw people when they're moving!! Hope all is well with the tests and therapy and such...great post!

Nic McLean said...

The flower is lovely and I'm very intrigued to see how the water paintings progress. i like the rain one already-the colours and composition are great. i think it's brave to sketch in public-i definitely wouldn't have the nerve-i don't even like drawing or painting at home if people are in the same room!

scapmanufaktur said...

Love love the canvas with the rainy day, great painting!

Clare said...

LOVe your wip... Lovely to see it when you have finished it.

Piarom said...

My favorite is the canvas with the happy couple walking through the rain as if its the best day ever ;) it has so much expression and motion in it...lovely!! hugs Conny