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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 painted.........wow

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 again......lol  Am not sure if I really understand abstract and the painting below proves it.

It sorta looks a bit like a Cow..............lol
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

78 comments:

Polly Birchall said...

What a fun selection!

ann @ studiohyde said...

You have been busy! Such a lot a beautiful colour in the umbrella painting, your Art Class will enjoy seeing this. Happy Painting and HPPF!

Daniele said...

Just loving the rain one Annette, love the ccolours and the reflections.....totally gorgeous, my fave.
hugs

Pam said...

Walking in The Rain is stunning! Gorgeous colors!! Great work on the other two as well!!

Fliss said...

Gorgeous creations Netty and the top one is absolutely stunning - what an amazing effect which looks just like a colourful rain shower. Shame the real thing isn't like that!
Hugs from a rather wet Sussex. Fliss xx

Suzi B said...

Fabulous art netty... love em all but I especially love, walking in the rain, it's magical! makes me feel happy too...
Suzi B xx

Linda R said...

Well my friend I am in love with your "walking in the rain" piece. It is beautiful. But then again all your work here is fabulous.

Hugs~

Terry said...

All are such gorgeous creations, Netty! The walking in the rain is such a masterpiece! Love!!!! Enjoy the day! Hugs!

Tammie Lee said...

hello Netty,

your walking in the rain is so very beautiful! i love your use of light and colors.
so fun to see all the art you are creating and how you are trying different things.

Christine said...

annoying about you being hacked Netty. Love your bits and pieces this week especially the job you did on 'walking in the rain'...will have to check out that inspiring video.

Mary Walker Designs said...

Lovely version you really understood his watery reflections

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Sorry you were hacked Netty. My old Yahoo account was a few weeks ago also. I love your beautiful work!

Karin said...

Gorgeous creations love the first one!!

butterfly said...

Absolutely love how your rain painting turned out, Netty - I think it's probably my favourite of all your paintings so far... I agree that it's full of joyous colours, and I also think you've captured an incredible atmosphere, and exactly the sparkle of the water - wow!
Alison x

Meggymay said...

Loving your gorgeous painting, Walking in the rain, the colours are stunning. The other ones are fantastic as well, had to show the OH the one with the cow, he signed up but hasn't got started yet.
Yvonne x

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love the walking in the rain Annette its fabulous, the other 2 are wonderful.
Kevin xx

Carola Bartz said...

Three very different paintings, and all are really beautiful. I love the many colors in your rain painting, that is truly beautiful and gives a happy mood. I like that you quickly sketch a face and then get it in your art journal.

Laura Moore said...

Gosh Annette I thought you had actually posted an Afremov image for a minute. Your Walking in the Rain is fabulous and is so in his style. Great work.

Michelle Webb said...

You must be so proud of yourself and what you've accomplished, your work is amazing Annette. I love it lots. Michelle x

lenoracle said...

Hey I have something very similar to under one umbrella as my iphone case! I absolutely love it, the colors are fantastic and the textures look amazing.

denthe said...

Wow, those colours really glow! Makes me happy just looking at it!

craftattack said...

Lovely work Netty! The walking in the rain is brilliant! I did get a strange email, and deleted it straightaway! Valerie

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh wow...walking in the rain is stunningly gorgeous...amazing art! x

Leovi said...

Yes, I like these delicious colors in the rain.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I think the Under the Umbrella piece has turned out so beautifully and i thoroughly enjoy watching your confidence grow in your painting abilities... you have come such a long way in a short time... great fun to watch...xx

Sue said...

That first piece is incredible, Netty. It has such depth. Love all your work. You show so many different styles, very versatile!
Xxxx

kat said...

Oh that umbrella piece, wow! It's so beautiful, all those colors and reflections dazzle and make me happy too, it's such a striking painting Netty, bravo!

Catherine Denton said...

Oh my! Walking in the Rain took my breath away!! Those are some of my happy colors too, so that really brightened my morning. And I really like what you did with the cow (think that would be difficult) and the woman (love that you found her on Facebook, ha).
Catherine Denton

Anne said...

Adore!! Leonid Afremov inspired me to paint my first oil painting. LOVE his work and your Walking in the Rain painting is gorgeous.

All your paintings are lovely.

Happy PPF!

Anne Manda said...

Fabulous painting! Love the beautiful colors and technique! Happy PPF! <3

Cheryl said...

oh hun what an amazing collection sweetie love them you are so gifted hugs Cherylxxxxx

Kim said...

Oh how fun love them all! HPPF!

1CardCreator said...

I adore your rain painting, the colors are perfect and it makes me smile too! I hope you have changed your password to your email account, that will usually stop the email robbers from striking again or doing any damage. ~Diane

Gloria in CA said...

Wow, these are great paintings Netty. There is a gentleman on Fine Art America who does painting like Walking in the Rain. I can't remember his name though....

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/4-the-loneliness-of-autumn-leonid-afremov.html

Ah, one and the same. He sells quite a bit on FAA.Excellent, I'll have to run to his blog and see how he does this. You've done an excellent job! Way to go.

La Abela said...

Thanks for sharing the link of art is very good, I've copied, I like your rainy day. saludos

Sandy said...

Hey Anette!! The umbrella painting is so fabulous - beautifully done and a prize winner for sure!
I had to laugh out loud over your comment about your cow - you better believe your abstract cow looks like he can mooo! Last but not least - I know that lady -- and I absolutely believe you made her believable and captured her personality!!!! I love visiting you - you give me strength to carry on - isn't that a song?
Sandy

peggy gatto said...

all so whimsical and wonderful, love your art!

Lynn Cohen said...

I'm glad you didn't see the video first. Your painting under the umbrella is stellar! The shiny rain covered ground is phenominal.
I am wowed to the max!

Linda said...

imagine-walking in that kind of rain -wow!!! Stunning colors! I love how the couple are also walking towards the light. Great work!

Nic McLean said...

I love his work - the vibrant colours and the way he applies the paint. I think you did a fabulous job recreating his style and I agree the vibrant colours make me happy too!

I like your abstract cow but then I am partial to painting cows so may be a bit biased!

Dianne said...

I have seen the first painting you referred to on the internet and admired it so much--thanks for all the info, --I think I might try it.

You did a great job and thanks so much for visiting over at my place.

Mary C. Nasser said...

What amazing paintings, Netty!
You rock!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

JoyCorcoran said...

What a gorgeous painting of the spirit of rain. Lovely colors. The cow looks rather sedate in her abstract setting -- the contented cow of art. Love your lady in the journal. Thanks for inspiring us!

Kim Dellow said...

Just beautiful! Love the rain! Kim

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Love anything with umbrellas in it and in the rain its even better..Lovely piece. HPPF

Cat Beringer said...

I love your paintings, especially your rainy one. I love the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing the link, new techniques are always fun to see! hppf!

JKW said...

The rainy day is absolutely wonderful. I love it. The cow, yep it looks like a cow. . .not too abstract, but keep at it, you are close. The FB lady is wonderful, I would love to be able to use less lines (as you did) and have it come out so beautifully. I haven't mastered that yet. Blessings, Janet

soulbrush said...

I love the rainy one, it is so fun. Happy PPF.

Debbie said...

your rain painting is so cool! I love the colors and the awesome style! I don't always understand abstract either, but your cow sure is cute! How cool that you found an inspiring picture and did such a good job painting her too!

Enejy clemens said...

Oh Netty, those paintings are amazing. The one in the rain is absolutely gorgeous!!

Jessica Sporn said...

What a prolific week and oh so beautiful. That first painting just had me "Singing in the Rain." Love your vibrant colors -- they made the painting magical. And your cow, your lady -- just inspiring work! Happy PPF!

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Wow Netty, you have produced some wonderful work this week! I love the colours in your umberella painting

Lynn Stevens said...

oh my gosh Netty, The first painting reminds me of a stained glass piece. Just gorgeous!
hugs Lynn

Giggles said...

Netty these are amazing....love the umbrella painting...wow wow wow!! You've come a long way baby!!

Love the facebook lady too...excellent...I love your style!

Hugs Giggles

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Such lovely and colorful work! Each one is too good!
I am a great fan of Afremov...one of my favs :)
HPPF Netty :)
http://deepazworld.blogspot.ae/

Adrienne Rose said...

Loving the walking in the rain painting. It think it's fabulous. And the drawing of the girl that caught your eye! LOVE her!

Terri said...

Oh my! What a wonderful painting of the couple! So vibrant. They may be in the rain but their world is full of life, and they have each other.

You did a great job on your first cow too! I have never tried to draw a cow myself. And I have never tried abstract! yikes!

And I love your pink lady! How fab to be inspired by this woman to create this wonderful page!

Hugs,
Terri

Victoria said...

So beautiful Annette!!I totally love walking in the rain..an outstanding piece..one of my faves! Wowness!!and she is spectacular..lively colors and energy..she is fab!I adore the sweet cow..such a charmer..sweet soul! Thankyou for such a beautiful post! HUgs
Victoria
PS; yes those spammers are awful..that has happened to me many times..and it happens to everyone! Hope all is fixed soon!

Natalie Sokolova said...

indeed, the colors of "Walking..." are magic

Martina2801 said...

Oh my God, Netty! You probably work day and night:-) These are all fantanstic creations! Wonderful!

Zafaran said...

Netty, the colors in the rain painting are magical and so beautiful! I love it!

Elisa said...

Love all your work Netty! Walking in the Rain is just so mesmerizing! Thank you for the inspiration!

Piarom said...

Your painting is really vibrant and draw my eyes in :) xox Conny

Tammie Dickerson said...

I Love "Walking in the Rain" - this painting is magical!

Heather Henry said...

HI Netty,
I love your walking in the rain painting. It is gorgeous, the colors really pop and come alive. It is so fantastic. I think your cow looks great. I love how loose the instructor paints, but I admit, it's much much harder than it looks.
Your girl is awesome. What a fun idea. Looks like you are staying busy with awesome art. :)

NatashaMay said...

FAbulous! Love the colors. The rainy one is my fave. :)

Dianne said...

you really have done an amazing job with your colorful painting...beautiful reflections and joyous color!

Ilona said...

Love your walk in the rain!!!

and hope the students will love my teaching idea too ;-)

Happy PPF

hugs Ilona

Candy C said...

Oh Wow, Netty! I love your painting of the couple walking in the rain. That is just amazingly beautiful! I love the colors and well...everything about it! That's exciting that you will have your work in an exhibition! How cool is that!?! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment. I really love hearing from you. <3 Candy

Gloria said...

love all the work you have been doing. Even your abstract cow! But especially love you rain painting and your naughty journal page!

Clare said...

Walking in The Rain....Awesome Netty!! Love Admit One too.. Thank you for dropping in and commenting on my blog...

Kim said...

Walking in the rain is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the colours.

Sharon said...

Love the umbrella painting. The colors are spectacular and it reminds me of where I live in Washington.Abstract cow is funny. I have yet to get started with his class. Love the little lady too.

Faye said...

Wonderful art, Netty. I love the umbrella piece with all the fabulous colors.

Cindy Adkins said...

They're all very good, but I adore the first one of the umbrella painting! It's gorgeous and I love the colors. I'll check out the website you suggested. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Cindy

Joanna said...

Beautiful 'Walking in the rain... Love it.

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Jo Murray said...

LOVE Walking In The Rain...it's so colourful and beautifully constructed.