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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Works in Progress '' The Path to Happiness''

Hi, took a month off to paint, but it has been a bit more than I had anticipated.  It started going wrong when my husband's back collapsed, so it was bed rest for him and of course lots of nursing from me.  The painting had to take a back seat.  But am pleased to say he is on the mend now.  We also had a break away at Stratford upon Avon which did us both good.

Anyways this is as far as I've got with this painting (The Path to Happiness)  its quite a large one.  First worked a small painting 6 x 4 inches to start with and have photographed them together so you can appreciate the sizes.

Palette Knife - Acrylics
There is a bit more work to be done on both of them, various shadings and adding more trees.

This is how I started, laying down the bare bones.


Its good to be back at Paint Party Friday as have missed taking part.  Thank you for popping in, its great to see you.  Take care of yourselves and enjoy the weekend.  Hugs Annette x

74 comments:

Catherine Constance said...

Hi Annette,
Sorry to hear about your husbands back. I know what that is like. Your painting is beautiful...love all the bright colours.. :)

Pam said...

Great to 'see' you again Annette!! This is gorgeous already!! The small one is divine!! Sorry to hear of the troubles, but at least you still got some wonderful painting in!!

MeOfCourse said...

Hi Netty. Good to see you. This is an awesome piece, just beautiful. Sorry about your husbands back, but glad he is on the mend. Take care.

butterfly said...

Oh, my word... this is shaping up to be another stunning creation, Annette. The colours are so vivid and vibrant, and I love the sense of movement already within the paint textures. So cool seeing the 6x4 preparatory piece too! Hope you have a lovely weekend when we get there.
Alison x

Nic McLean said...

Welcome back Netty, I wondered why I hadn't seen you at PPF for a while! Sorry to hear about your husband's back but glad to hear he's on the mend. This is a gorgeous painting-i love the vibrancy of the colours and I really like this new direction your art is taking.

Giggles said...

Oh my goodness...soooo gorgeous Netty!! I can see your true style emerging...wow I am so impressed with these last few pieces....unreal they are so beautiful!!

Missed you, so glad you're back!!

Hugs Giggles

Candy C said...

Hi Netty!!! WOW! Your painting, a work in progress is beautiful! I love the bright colors and the black. I am not an art connoisseur for sure but your piece really speaks to me. It's amazing...and it's not finished yet?!? Love it! <3 Candy

Victoria said...

Oh wowness....totally beautiful,this is just so stunning..and inspirational and very visually stimulating for me..I love how the painting draws you inside....and then it is like being embraced by the rush of colors..fantastic!I have missed visiting you and your gorgeous world!

I send you and your hubby hugs,sorry to hear about that.. I hope he is better soon and all is sparkling and bright for both of you!
Wishing you a magical day!
Victoria
PS: yes the doggy is mine!

Linda R said...

It is so good to see you back here in blogland.. What a beautiful painting. LOVE all that vibrant color.

So sorry to hear about your husband. That had to be no fun at all.

Hugs~

Brenda Brown said...

So sorry to hear about hubby's back, hope he is well on the mend now. Stratford sounds like a great place for a break.
Your painty piece looks so full of vibrant colour and fluidity and seeing the smaller one really helps the perspective.
It was a good curry thanks.
hugs {}brenda} xox

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Annette, Sorry to hear your Hubby is suffering with his back, I am sending healing thoughts his way, this work in progress looks fabulous and I look forward to seeing it complete.
Kevin xx

Von said...

Lovely to see your work again Annette :) such a joyous painting
Von ♥

Sharon said...

Wow love the vibrant colours Netty!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wow! This is a large piece Netty. The sunset is so relaxing to look at and the colours and shapes are wonderful. Cant wait to see this one finished (looks like its almost there) I am so sorry to hear about your husbands back. I hope he is better soon:)

Patti J said...

Oh my, Netty, you are the most talented person I know. Seriously, girl. You are going to be a famous artist! So happy you're back. Hope your sweet hubby is on the mend. He had the best nurse ever! Take care...hugs!

renilde said...

dear Netty, vibrant colors, reminding me of autumn light, i love the way you did the foliage,
wishing you and your husband both well,
thanks for visiting my blog, x

Astrid Maclean said...

Good to have you back in action Netty, missed you! Sorry to hear about hubby's back but glad he is on the mend. This painting is so colourful and expressive, looks wonderful!

Aga Gasiniak said...

wow Annette, this painting looks really good, it is so vibrant and warm. fantastic work. well done. I hope your husband feels better. Welcome back, Netty!

denthe said...

Oh Annette, I LOVE those strong bright colours you use in your latest paintings! So vibrant and full of life. Glad you're back! Good to hear that your husband is on the mend.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the bold and dynamic color palette you've been using in your last couple of pieces. Sorry to hear about your husband, but glad he's doing better. Blessings!

Linda said...

good to see you again Netty! Glad your husband's on the mend and you're back to creating new paintings like this fantastic one-I so love it already! Happy PPF!

Sirkka said...

What a wonderful painting you ar working on! I love the colours, warm and bright, just such as we need now when the days ar getting shooter and there is not so much light more. It´s autumn. Sorry for the troubles with your husbands back but glad to hear that its better now. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful painting, love the colours. Hope your husband will soon be better! Valerie

Miss Marple said...

Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog.
Your paintings are getting great! I love the vibrant and happy colors. Today I am getting my hands dirty too on several projects at on e time...Happy PPF - Irma

Christine said...

So glad your husband is on the mend. Just beautiful work, gorgeous colours.

Diana Evans said...

oh Annette!!!!! these colours!! these trees!!! they are gorgeous!! I think this is one of my favorites!!! well done!!!!

Debbie said...

Glad to see you're back. Your colors are so nice - This is going to be a great piece!

kat said...

Hello Netty, so great to see you back here! This is looking gorgeous, I love your warm melting colors, so beautiful! I'm happy to hear your husband is on the mend now, happy PPF!

Faye said...

Netty, I do love the freedom you have to use some vivid and beautiful colors. Your paintings are so gorgeous. So glad your dh is getting better. It is hard to see someone we love hurting. Plus not to say all the extra leg work from we wives.

Leovi said...

Wonderful painting, great colors, that nice!

Kim said...

So beautiful, I adore the colors you are using!! HPPF!

Tammy N said...

Wow this is so colorful and beautiful. Fun to see both pieces together. It must be fun to work on.

Grace Amaury said...

Amazing colours! They're so warm and bright, absolutely perfect for this season. And I simply love the trees!

Gillena Cox said...

good going Netty, thank you for dropping in at my blog, a Happy Friday to you


much love...

aimee said...

oh, I love the color in this!! sending healing wishes to your household! xo, Aimee

Robin Panzer Art said...

Wow Netty this is progressing beautifully, I love your color choices. Can't wait to see the finished work. Thanks so much for stopping by my new blog The Smartest Artist http://thesmartestartist.blogspot.com
to learn more about my advice and suggestions for artist working to sell their art. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Paint Party Friday ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Mariane Cordes said...

Really wonderful works - I like to see others artwork - Thanks for visiting my site "My Crafts" at http://www.cordes.re/blog/sketch/?p=202 You were the first :D

ann @ studiohyde said...

Sorry to hear about your husbands back problem, glad he is on the mend now though. Love your painting, it's so vibrant, gorgeous colours :)

JKW said...

I am absolutely fascinated by the way the painting is progressing. Prayers for hubby. Blessings, Janet PPF

Twist of Pink said...

I love the colors and kuddo's on the big project undertaking!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Sorry to hear about your husband. Glad he is on the mend. Quite brilliant light in this painting. A real challenge to bring it from 6x4 to the size you have created. xox

SAMARA said...

Oh Netty, just wonderful! Love the progression. I am sorry to see you are not well. Rest my friend. xox

Ayala Art said...

I love it! Beautiful strong colors!

Debbie said...

Wow, love the bright colors! I'm so glad you are back and your husband is on the mend! Take care.

Ariel said...

Netty, I hope your husband is feeling much better now. It''s so nice to see your post again at PPF.
It's such a beautiful painting. Are you taking any acrylic lessons? Would love to know more about your painting experiences.
Take Care
Susan

Sandy said...

Annette your painting is gorgeous - I think one of your best yet. You have been on my mind a lot lately so am tickled pink to see a post!! Your latest painting really is a stunner!
sandy

Wilme said...

You are just so talented! Those colors are beautiful and I really just want to jump into that painting and walk that road:)

Deann said...

Netty your artwork is so bright and lovely it is amazing...what a wonderful painting.

Karin said...

wow this is absolutely fabulous and i love the colors!

Ginny said...

You painting is stunning. I love the bright colors and the title.

I've missed seeing you and your work. I am glad that your husband is on the mend and that you both were able to get away.

So glad that you are back!

Annie said...

Absolutely fabulous Annete x love the beautiful colours you have used....look forward to seeing the complete look.

Hugs Annie x

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful painting, just fabulous! <3

hazel said...

I love how your painting is progressing and am glad that your husband is on the mend.
xxx Hazel.

Kirstin McCulloch said...

Welcome back! Often when you take a break thats when everything goes pear shaped - in my experience anyway!!

I can't wait to see where your paintings finish up - they are stunning so far!
Kirstin x

Alexandra said...

Netty, this is an absolutely WONDERFUL piece!! Wow! :) I LOVE the bright, bold colors.

Jez said...

What gorgeous, heartwarming colours in your lovely painting. I just wish I could walk through your landscape, it would make me feel so happy. A wonderful creation, even if it is not finished yet.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's breathtaking.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Amazing art! the colors you used are stunning and your composition is beautiful!

miz katie said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I'm in awe.

Nordljus said...

Your painting looks wonderful, love the strong colours, and the shadows of trees, it looks like the perfect place for a long autumn walk. Hope your husband is better, and that you've also got more time for painting again. I love Stratford, such a lovely place. Did you go to see a play?

NatashaMay said...

Totally fabulous colors! :)

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning Annette! I love the bright colors, what a gorgeous piece! Sorry to hear about your husband, poor dear, do take care of both of you! ~Diane

Leovi said...

Wonderful! Fantastic painting! A great festival of color!

Gio said...

A month!! But it worth it , Netty!

Such vibrant an warm colours, and lovely design.

Abigail Davidson said...

Lovely artwork and welcome back! Happy PPF!

Tracey Grgic Potter said...

Welcome back Netty. Sorry to hear about your husband. Great colours in your painting. It must be wonderful to be at it again.

JKW said...

So glad he's much better. Love Love Love these paintings. So creative and remarkable. Blessings, Janet PPF

Alpha Shanahan said...

thanks for visiting my blog. what awesome colors! alpha shanahan

Nat S said...

oh, just I love it
so bright, warm and smiling, yous, it make to smiloe everybody :)

Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Annette, WOW this is really beautiful, I love all your multicoloured leaves and the striking colours. What a fabulous sunset!! Hugs Gay x

Polly Birchall said...

Interesting to see them both together. Really stunning

joanna said...

Hope your hubby is feeling better!and I love the bright colours in this painting Annette!

xoxo

Stephanie Corder said...

Oh how GORGEOUS!!! I love how your colors sing, what an incredible piece! Glad your husband is doing better!
xx
Stephanie

paintingforjoy said...

Hi Annette! So glad you are back. Annette this painting is absolutely positively STUNNING!!!! I love, love, love the colors. WOWIE!!

Sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he is going to be okay.

hugs ♥♥
Rhonda