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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Brigadoon and Going your own Way.... for Paint Party Friday

Hi,  haven't done very much painting that can show at Paint Party Friday this week as most of it is works in progress, but am showing a page from my art practice book.  She started off as the Mona Lisa but turned into Fiona from the musical Brigadoon.........a village in Scotland which only appears 1 day in a hundred years.....

Acrylics

as I was painting her the tunes of this musical kept going round in my head.......so instead of Mona we now have Fiona...........

Also would like to show you a page that was blobbed with watercolours..........for those of you who don't know this is a technical expression..........lol


Drew a fish then used it as a stencil.  Added the words and framed it digitally.  This is a question I often ask myself.

Am off to Art class in the morning so will catch up with you later in the day.  Thank you for popping in and wishing you a terrific weekend.  Hugs Annette xx

64 comments:

Karin said...

Wow two gorgeous pieces!
Groetjes karin

butterfly said...

Oh look - we're simultaneously visiting again!! Must be that time of night...

I love both of these - the Mona/Fiona is so serenely beautiful, and those glorious fish are wonderful!
Alison xx

Gloria in CA said...

That's a good question. I pretty much go my own way...I think.:) Very nice painting on Fiona who came to be. Love your fish as well. Great work! Have a wonderful weekend.

Patti J said...

Netty, you are so talented! And always giving me memories! Haven't thought of Brigadoon in years... Hope you are all ready for a wonderful weekend :-)

Pam said...

Great work on Fiona, and your fishes are really cute!!

Laurie said...

such a beauty, she has a calm regal beauty about her and I love the fish! What a great technique!!!!

peggy gatto said...

I love her!!!!!!!!
You have such a talent in many mediums!!!
hugs

Paper rainbow said...

Fiona looks like Monas younger and more attractive sister! :) Happy PPF ( thanks for your comments at my page)

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Annette, I really love both of these pieces! I don't know the Fiona story but she looks like a much happier Mona! lol And the fish look great, I love anything to do with the sea.
Dot x

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Blob has long been one of my favourite technical term... along with splodge and a whoopsie... so i am glad you are using my sort of lingo... and Fiona is quite fetching... only problem is now I have bloody Brigadoon in my head!!!

Giggles said...

I like your Monafiona! Very clever melding the two together...and the fishies are superb!

Hugs Giggles

Victoria said...

Yay Hi Annette!! Fiona is amazing..her deepset eyes..and that gorgeous shadow beneath the brows...and the flawless complexion too! I also love the rich background..stunning..your colors always looks so deep and rich to me..awesome! Love the colorful fish..fantastical and uplifting!
Hugs..thanks for your inspiring works!
Happy wkd
Victoria

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Fiona looks like a Celtic Goddess! I have not heard of the Brigadoon but I will now go and find out all about it as the story sounds enchanting:) I love your fish and technical explanation! HPPF

denthe said...

Well, your Fiona still has something of Mona in her.... Maybe the serenity? Love your fishpainting too!

Sandy said...

Hey Annette! You look so cute in your picture - wonderful smile!! Fiona looks beautiful. I love seeing your paintings and how they progress.
I would say you go your own way --like most artists you learn from other artists and then make it your own. Love those fish Sugar - did you ever think that those other fish were following you!!!!!
Sandy

1CardCreator said...

Love both of these Annette, hope you have a great day! ~Diane

Valerie-Jael said...

Love these, Annette - your blobs are gorgeous, and Fiona is much prettier than Mona ever was! Valerie

Suzy said...

Fiona is a beauty, much happier than Mona. Love the fish blobs too! HPPF!

Faye said...

Netty, Fiona is gorgeous. Love the goldfish on the journal pages. Thanks for visiting my blog. I always enjoy seeing how your art is reaching new heights in beauty and proficiency with each new painting.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, Netty, your Mona is much more beautiful than the original.

Two wonderful pieces

Have a lovely weekend and HPPF

Linda said...

both wonderful projects Netty!! I still see Mona peking thru :) Happy PPF!

A Creative Harbor said...

Love Fiona ~ you have painted a wonderful essence of this beautiful woman ~ and I love the fish! ^_^

Happy Weekend and thanks for visiting .

Roban Studio said...

Hi Nettie. Happy PPF! Loving your journal pages. Especially love the quote on your fish page, as I go my own way. :-)

Happy painting!
Hugs ~ Rhonda ♥

Leovi said...

That beautiful monalisa, exquisite look ...!

Daniele said...

fabbie pictures, the fish and colours are so fabbie
hugs

Nic McLean said...

I love that Mona became Fiona - I love the movie Brigadoon as well - the fake scenery of the old fashioned movies is so wonderful! I really like that fish piece - beautiful colours and a great idea!

miz katie said...

Isn't it amazing how painting evolve? This is a gorgeous painting. <3

Lorraine said...

happy ppf smiling Netty..always like to see your happy face;)

Ariel said...

Love both the paintings. I think in art we need to learn to swim our own way.
Susan

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Dear Netty,
I love your wonderful painting. Mona Lisa is ok, but I prefer things, which are not so perfect like Leonardo´s :)
Hugs and a happy Weekend!
Erika

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Marvelous fish stencil you created and a fab quote....I suspect you go your own way Netty...Happy PPF

Christine said...

Lovely work Netty. The first one does bring Mona Lisa to mind!

Gloria said...

Mona,Fiona, a rose is a rose... Love the fishes! I think go with the crest of your own wave! Thank you for your comment on my blog.

Kim said...

So very beautiful, I love her gentle expression. HPPF!

kat said...

Those fish and colors are so lovely and delicate!

Aga Gasiniak said...

whatever is Mona or Fiona, it is very nice and full of heart. Thank you for sharing Annette, have a magical week.

Linda R said...

Love you painting my friend. She is so pretty.

Hugs~

Zue said...

Fiona is really beautiful...Mona Lisa is not so pretty!
You should never swim with the others, best to be unique :)
Have a great weekend, Netty.
Xxx
Sue

Lynn Cohen said...

Brigadoon is one of my husbands favorite movies ever! If it's on we watch it!
Fiona is lovely; and I can see that she might have been a Mona as well. Different smile and eyes maybe?

Blopping is an interesting word, would like to learn more of it technique meaning. Perhaps you will show it one day.

HPPF enjoyed the fish too!

Meggymay said...

Two fantastic pieces. Fiona looks beautiful.
Have a good weekend.
Yvonne x

McCrafty's Cards said...

I thought when I saw this that it was a self portrait, not the fish, the fish are gorgeous, but the lady is beautiful.
Kevin xx

Tam Hess said...

Your fiona is so much better than the mona....don't tell anyone I said that but I never did like that painting. You've much improved it for me!! ;) Thanks for sharing. :) Happy PPF!

Debbie said...

fiona is gorgeous and i love the cute little fishes! good quote too. happy ppf!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I LOVE your portrait, Netty. Her face is flawless. Blessings!

Tammie Dickerson said...

I love your woman painting - she is stunning :)

Elisa said...

lovely pieces netty. Fiona is beautiful and the fishies are teaching us something!

Polly Birchall said...

Two great pics and thanks for the new watercolour term blob - never came across it before!!!!!!

hazel said...

Wonderful work, I love the painting and I remember the film, I love the fish too.
xxx Hazel.

Anne Manda said...

Your Fiona really has some good Mona vibe going, great job! Love your cheerful fishes, too! <3

Ginny said...

Fiona is gorgeous. I love the background as well.

JoyCorcoran said...

Fiona Lisa is charming and I love the colorful fishies. You're so creative and your use of color is always vibrant.

aimee said...

Your Mona-Fiona is a beauty!! xo

Dawn said...

Love your fishies and Fiona!

Kirstin McCulloch said...

Love the mona/ fiona painting! She looks so peaceful. x

SAMARA said...

Hi Annette: Mona-Fiona is gorgeous! I knew right off we had Mona with a smile here! She is masterful. And your fishies, awwww they are so beautiful and cute. I want some!!!! Lovies, Samara

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wonderful pieces Annette. There is so much expression in her face.
Nicole/Beadwright

Annabelle said...

Both lovely pieces Annette...... Love Mona/Fiona.

Bright and colour fishes too!

Annabelle O,O

joanna said...

I love your Fiona!! and of course fishies are my fave subject for me. Gorgeous works as always, Annette.
xoxo

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I love your Mona/Fiona, I think she definitely still has a Monaesque vibe... Your fish are so sweet and colorful too!

NatashaMay said...

She certainly has the qualities of both ladies. :) Wonderful!

Maria said...

Annette how wonderful!!!! Truly beautiful! Thank you so much for your visit to my blog. I appreciate it! :)
Maria

Sharon Chapman said...

I love both of these. Not Mona but Fiona...cute!

Viola said...

Beautiful! And I love the background to Fiona! =)

I also like the fishes!

very well done Netty! :)

Michelle Webb said...

Mona now Fiona looks brilliant. I love her expression. I like the colours you've used too. I'm definitely finding my arty feet again, and loving painting with oils. Michelle x