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Thursday, 28 March 2013

One Canvas finished.....only 2 more to go.......

Hi, finished one box canvas this week which is going to be a birthday present for one of my family, but cannot tell who just in case she reads my blog...........yep its a surprise.

Morning Glory, painted in Acrylics on a box canvas  16 x 14 inches
I previously painted this flower on a small canvas board and in much darker colours, but wanted to make a bold statement this time.

Have made some progress on Walking in the Rain, which will also be slightly different this time; will show you when its finished, probably in about a month's time.

In between have been experimenting, painting on a CD.  This might not be a great example but shows it can be done.

Painted in Acrylics

and now for my Big new cooker arrived yesterday.............woo hoo

look how beautifully she shines.................definitely eating out again today, am not going to get this little beauty way...................

The paintings I am bringing to Paint Party Friday where artists from all over the world show their latest works of art and its a pure pleasure for me to see all their wonderful works.

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and enjoy the holidays.  Take care of yourselves, hugs Annette xx

Friday, 22 March 2013

Decisions, Decisions

Hi, this painting started off as 3 boats............yep I know thats hard to believe.  Have been following the Strathmore free classes and this was supposed to be abstract art showing the boats I mentioned.  Still am moving on and not worrying about the missing boats and going with what I've got............

Stretched canvas in Acrylics

The colourings look different because the light suddenly changed

Now the decision is do I mount it on Black or husband says white and I thought black....what colour do you think?

Last Friday's showing of my paintings went well, there was some positive comments and felt quite pleased, but it is the most scary experience ever especially when you have to stand by them.  The other students were very at ease showing and talking about their work, most of them are very experienced so suppose confidence in their work comes naturally.

We have snow again and its bitter cold..........perhaps if we all shout together and yell for Spring someone up there will hear and take pity on us................

Wishing you a very happy weekend and thank you for popping in to see me.  Am off to Paint Party Friday where I get to see some real fab art work.  Hugs Annette x

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Hi, its Paint Party Friday

Hi and thank you for visiting me.  Am sorry but do not have a lot to show you at Paint Party Friday as have been varnishing my paintings ready for showing locally, tomorrow (Friday).  But have a couple of art journal pages if you would like to see............

Have also started 2 Large Canvases of previous paintings..........Walking in the Rain and Morning Glory.  Am painting Walking in the Rain in Water Mixable Oils this time and Morning Glory in Acrylics.  They are both, when finished, being given as birthday presents.  At least I have plenty of time to paint them, which is great.

Have finished my April Pennant and will be showing this on my Nettys Craftings Blog in the week.   For those of you who don't know I set myself a challenge of making a Pennant for each month of the year..........4 done so only 8 more to go.

Wishing you a lovely weekend whatever you are going.  Take care of yourselves, hugs Annette xx

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Walking in the Rain plus bits and bobs for Paint Party Friday

Hi, think I have finished Walking in the Rain, but not sure.  The idea for this painting came from a World Renowned Artist, Leonid Afremov who painted Under One Umbrella.  Since seeing his wonderful painting on the internet I found he has a blog and is showing a video of how he creates his paintings.  If you would like to visit him go to HERE.  I wish I had seen the video before mine was

This is a box canvas measuring 8 x 8 inches and painted in Acrylics
Will be showing this at our Art Class end of term Exhibition.  The colours for me are magical and really make me happy.

Have taken Week One of the Strathmore free workshop, where the artist encourages us to paint in Abstract Form.  The artist had painted a cow, well have never drawn a cow before and don't suppose I ever will  Am not sure if I really understand abstract and the painting below proves it.

It sorta looks a bit like a
Also I felt a little bit naughty this week and saw a photograph of this lady on Facebook and was immediately drawn to her, so roughly sketched her and popped her in my Art Journal..........

Am bringing these bits and pieces to Paint Party Friday.  Thank you for visiting me and all your terrific support on my Art Adventures.  Take care of yourselves and will be seeing you soon.  Hugs Annette xx

PS.  Have just found out my email account has been hacked, so if you receive weird messages from this account please pop it into Spam.  Am trying to sort it out.  Sorry about this xxx

All fixed now.............woo hoo