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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Girl Power - for Paint Party Friday

Hi, its Paint Party Friday again and have finished another birthday canvas painting for one of my girl's.

' Girl Power '  painted in Acrylics
The photo here has been digitally framed but the actual painting has been framed in darkish brown rough wood with the insert in cream.  I was inspired to paint this after reading 'Taking Flight' by Kelly Rae Roberts which am sure many of you recognise.

Continuing to be inspired by this book I completed a block canvas called ' Tell me whom you love '


this time the background was layered with various papers and painted over with acrylics.  The moulding at the side was stencilled with texture paste and painted gold.  Various other stencils were used plus Glass Beads Texture Gel.    Yep am loving this stuff.  The little bird is made of wood which was then painted to tone in with the rest of this painting.

After looking at how these have turned out am certain Kelly Rae Roberts didn't have such long necks on her girls, guess Modigliani is still lurking in my brain.......

Wishing you a happy and sun filled weekend.  Thank you for visiting me and take care of yourselves, hugs Annette xx

95 comments:

joanna said...

The texture on the second piece is beautiful, Annette! Very striking painting.
xoxo

ann @ studiohyde said...

Both paintings are lovely :)

Polly Birchall said...

These are fabulous. I love them. Your work is unique!

Joanna said...

Your paintings are beautiful :)

butterfly said...

I love your long-necked girls - your own twist on Kelly Rae's gorgeous inspiration... Both paintings are absolutely wonderful - the trio is my favourite, I think: there's something so delicious in the relationship of how their heads incline to one another. Beautiful work, Netty!
Alison xx

Lucy Chen said...

I have a sisters painting in my mind but never got around to painting it. So I really admire yours.

Pam said...

Love both of these, long necks and all! What lovely gifts!

Suzi B said...

Fabulous paintings love them both but the three girls is my favourite.. mainly cos I have two sisters...
I haven't read the book but off to Amazon to check it out.
Suzi B xx

Suzi B said...

LOL Netty I though the book was a novel... shows what I know about art and craft :( xx

Victoria said...

Oh my..totally gorgeous..these pieces have whispered to my heart..so beautiful!So lovely it is for one of your girls...very special. how I love these three enchanted beings..so magical! Wonderfully done..!

And the second girl is so beautiful..and all of the embellishments add to the visual magic she carries!! these are both beautiful and brilliant! I have so enjoyed my visit!
Hugs friend!
Victoria

peggy gatto said...

Charming and delightful and fun!!

Sandy said...

Oh Annette - these canvases are gorgeous - really spectacular. I adore the second one and you have sent my wheels spinning. You know how the masters copied each other? Well I would like to try and copy you - is that okay? I like the way you put your special spin on the girls with a long neck -- Annette you have really inspired me to do better than what I have done ---
Sandy

Von said...

Love the painting and just had to enlarge and take a closer look at all the wonderful texture :)
Von ♥

Disha Mishra said...

I love both the paintings but I love first one the most. Happy PPF!!

Fuchsia said...

Beautiful work Netty x

Robin Panzer Art said...

Netty these are both brilliant pieces, love them!

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are fabulous Annette, I like the long necked girls
Kevin xx

Joanna said...

Thanks for stopping by Annette! I've missed my blogging friends... & seeing your work! As always, it is full of so much charm! I adore both of these pieces :)

xo

Faye said...

Netty, your girls are gorgeous. Yes, I thought Modigliani when I saw the trio. You do such a fine job with that technique. Some of the materials you mentioned were new to me. I'll look into some of it. I love the swirl. Just beautiful.

Crafting Queen said...

These are lovely, really like the second one!

Meggymay said...

Your paintings are gorgeous, love the faces, textures and beautiful colours.
Yvonne x

Giggles said...

Gorgeous....I knew right away that Kelly Rae was your influence!! The texture and color on the second one is just unreal soooo beautiful!! Good job...happy ppf! I love all the surprises here lately!!

Hugs Giggles

Linda R said...

Both of these look fabulous.. Well done my friend.

Hugs~

Karin said...

Wow gorgeous, both of them!

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous paintings Annette! Valerie

Anne Manda said...

Love both, just totally gorgeous colors and textures! Love the hair dos! :)

sharon said...

They are gorgeous. Love the textures in the second one.

hazel said...

Wonderful artwork Netty, I love the colours in the top one and great textures in the bottom one.
xxx Hazel.

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Kelly Rae Roberts is always such an inspiration. Your painting is fantastic and a wonderful gift. I like the long necks on your girls, they look very elegant. Happy PPF Netty

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I can see both influences in them and while I love the figures I do think you are nailing the backgrounds... awesome work...xx

Ginny said...

I always love to see your work. You are so talented and everything you create is beautiful. I go back and forth on which painting is my favorite - I can't decide because both are great.

Lorraine said...

lovely gentle paintings..happy ppf

JKW said...

I love how you used various materials and how they came out. It is so cohesive in the design. Blessings, Janet PPF

kat said...

They are all so pretty Netty, I like long necks very much! Happy PPF to you! xx

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Amazing pieces Netty! I love them! so pretty!

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Dear Netty,
your Girls are just wonderful. I love the Expression and Colors from the "Trio", but the other one is beautiful too. Wonderful work!
Happy PPF and hugs
Erika

Leovi said...

Really delicious, tender and sweet ... Excellent work!

Deanna said...

Such lovely girls. That's the great thing about art, you make it what you want it to be and I think the long necks give it your own personality.

denthe said...

You did a great job! I LOVE the long necks! Hope your weekend will be lovely and warm! ♥

Diana Evans said...

oh my heavens!!! wow These paintings are amazing Annette!!! I especially love the second one with the textures....well done!!!

Gloria in CA said...

Love your girls. Great work Netty. Love those freckles.:) I am familiar with Kelly Rae's book and in fact have it. Thank you. Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

Wow! This is spectacular, Netty. I love all the dimension in your second piece and the long necks make all the ladies more elegant.! Thanks for sharing the how-I-did-it, and thank you for your comments on my crocus post.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Always fun to visit and see your progress ~ Wonderful art work ~ the 1st painting is very 'in' and well done and your second creation is divine with lovely texture to it ~ Beautiful work! ^_^

Linda said...

these are FAB Netty! I can see how much you are enjoying Kelly's book. I don't have it. I may just take a look tho I don't need another art book-I have so many other things to finish reading and trying :) Happy PPF!

Lynn Cohen said...

I love the long necks AND THE FRECKLES!!!!! I bet one of your girls has freckles! ;-) sweet!

Laurie Mcknight said...

oh Netty they are lovely, so soft and romantic, gentle, beautiful work,

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous artwork...love the first one, just a tiny bit more than the second one...
So nice!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Christine said...

Cute work this week Netty!

Carola Bartz said...

Your girls are so sweet! I think Kelly Rae Roberts' girls have pretty long necks as well! She is so inspiring - I read "Taking Flight" about three years ago, and it was the final kick in the butt that I needed!

aimee said...

so cute! i love the autumn like colors of the first one! xoxo ♥ aimee

Rita said...

Lovely ladies. Beautiful work!

Happy PPF!
Rita

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

REALLY BEAUTIFUL THIS THREE LADIES Annette. Very very inspiring
nice weekend and lovely greet
Marja

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love the 3-d and texture of the second piece. That glass bead gel just pops. Happy PPF. xox

Nic McLean said...

both lovely pieces Netty. I love the different textures on the second piece especially.

Terry said...

I want to run my fingers all over this, Netty! It is gorgeous! Love the colors and all that glorious texture! Hugs!

Paper rainbow said...

Beautiful, I love the fairytale quality you have to your work.

zue said...

Your are so clever, Netty
Such pretty girls with gorgeous freckles
Xxxx

Aga Gasiniak said...

Beautiful and crreative Annette. Fantastic and inspiring art. thank you so much for sharing. Have a happy PPF!!!

PetraB said...

These are both fabulous, adore the texture on the second piece.

JoyCorcoran said...

Wow, this was a great post for me to read today, since I'm experimenting with gels and pastes. Your work is so graceful and lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Annette said...

Oh girl, so glad you gave a link to here. so enjoying your painting and I know you are doing it. Relaxing to create this way. Your girls are so sweet. xoxoxoxo

minnemie said...

Fantastic textures, Netty! Well done.

Dianne said...

Your ladies are beautiful!...have the say the second one is my favorite, I just love those colors! happy PPF!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Gorgeous! I especially love their sweet faces and fancy hairdos. Blessings!

Martina2801 said...

At first I thought I would be on the homepage of Kelly Rae R.! These paintings are simply great, dear Netty! You are so talented .....

Have a nice weekend. Hugs MARTINA

Dawn said...

I love these--your girls are all so beautiful! So pretty!

Elisa said...

what gorgeous girls netty! so feminine and radiating with beauty. wonderful backgrounds!

kay said...

Gorgeous Paintings,can tell you are having fun with your art x

Sandy said...

I know, my second comment but this work is divine and I am in love with the second girl.
Sandy

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Both of these are simply beautiful.
Nicole/Beadwright

Zafaran said...

Both the paintings are beautiful...wonderful textures and bird in the second one!

Ephemera said...

How fabulous are these paintings Netty, Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. xx

Tam Hess said...

Netty they are beautiful! So charming and I love the colors you use. Thanks for sharing and for your wonderful comments! Happy PPF :)

Ariel said...

Great art work Annette.Love the texture you have created on the side of the second painting.

Annabelle said...

Lovely work Netty, i like them both.

Dawn said...

Oh I so like these the 2nd one particularly HPPF hun Dxx

Rhonda H said...

Oh I love these!
Thanks for stopping by my blog for PPF! I joined up with your blog in Google + so I can keep up with your amazing creativity!

Kirstin McCulloch said...

These are so beautiful - I bet it looks lovely framed. I too was so inspired by Kelly Rae's journey + book when I first started creating x

Kirstin McCulloch said...

These are so beautiful - I bet it looks lovely framed. I too was so inspired by Kelly Rae's journey + book when I first started creating x

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Time for a revisit and for telling you what sweet and wonderful girl art you have produced. Love the fairy-girl especially!

Hugs from
Ilona :-)

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely fantastic i do envy you been able to paint like that -and i love how you do the eyes,brilliant
carol x

Jenn said...

Oh how I love your girls - the long necks add so much character!! And such wonderful detail!! xoxo

NatashaMay said...

Sweet girls! Love the freckles. :)

Candy C said...

Netty, these paintings are just the coolest! I so love everything about them. Your girls are fantastic. I so love that design. I love the colors and, well, just everything about them. It's been so much fun to watch your progress with painting over time. You really have become quite proficient at it, Netty! Just lovely, lovely work! I know you're proud...you should be! <3 Candy

1CardCreator said...

Wow, these are stunning Annette! Love the new blog header too! I really missed your beautiful paintings! ~Diane

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Netty your art is stunning!! I have smiley eyes, wish I had the ability to paint and create such visually pleasing pieces, awesome...Melxx :)

Sue said...

Annette your painting are amazing - just wonderful xx

Vicki said...

Fabulous artwork, Netty!! I love the glass bead gel on them.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful paintings - just gorgeous.

Pia Rom said...

Your birthday canvas is very lovely and I like how they stand near each other ♥ Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

Viola said...

WOW!! These two are gorgeous! You're fantastic! =)

Victoria said...

Totally fantastic framed..i love Girl Power..such a powerful piece of beauty, strength and love...gorgeous women..and wow..the second one too..so beautifully done..i love the feeling of it..very enchanting and magical..the colors are sublime..beautiful!! Yay..I would love to see more of your Modigliani's..go for it..pluck them out of your brain soon!!
Thanks for sharing such beauty always! hugs friend!
Victoria

Debbie said...

i'm loving these and i think the long necks make the girls look so elegant! Happy PPF!

Martina2801 said...

Wow! 94 comments! Therefore, you can see how talented and popular you are, dear Netty! Your new works are just great and magical. Great compliment!
I wish you a nice weekend my friend.
Hugs MARTINA

Kristin said...

Glass beads! LOVE this work - and what a lucky birthday girl! xoxo