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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Paint Party Friday - Bits and Pieces

Hi, sorry to have missed entering into the last PPF, but things were pretty hectic here with families, which did not leave a lot of art time.  But am pleased to have finished quite a large canvas, least I think its finished.....who knows..........

20'' x 8''
Painted in Acrylics with brushes and palette knife
Sorry about the quality of the photograph but had great difficulty getting it all in the picture.
Looking it at here on the blog can see I need to tighten the whole thing up and add more shading into it.

Next am showing a painting worked in watercolours, not my favourite medium but keep trying with it.


At least it looks like a bird..............lol

The following is a medium sized canvas 12" x 10" which as you can see is only at the bare bones stage....


Wish I could just slap on the paint and see what evolves, but its not to be, always have to have a plan.

Thank you for calling in and wish you a Happy Weekend and may the sunny weather continue.  Hugs Annette x

68 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your canvas is lovely, and the other pieces too. Glad you had lots of family time. Hugs, Valerie

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all fabulous Annette I love those flowers!!!
Kevin xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely work Annette!!! The flowers with the little birds, the big bird and the beginning of the canvas...thrilling...

Kind regards and have fun creating,
Alie :-)

Sharon said...

Fantastic art work Netty - all so different.

Pam said...

Love the large canvas, so cheerful, and the bird is gorgeous!!

Krisha said...

HOORAY!(applause inserted here) These are beautiful! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the painting just as it is, and the soft colors on the bird are fantastic.
Looking forward to seeing the third one finished.

1CardCreator said...

All 3 of these are beautiful, I love the bright colors you chose on the first one and the watercolor is pretty in its softness too. The sketch looks like it will be gorgeous when you fill it in too. Enjoy the sunshine. ~Diane

Polly Birchall said...

Thanks again for visiting my blog. I am so envious of your imagination, as I generally need a photo to copy from. Love the bright canvas and your w/c. Great post and Happy weekend to you

butterfly said...

Glorious vivid colours on the large canvas, and I think your watercolour bird is charming. Really looking forward to seeing the flesh going onto those bones too... have a wonderful weekend, Annette!
Alison xx

Kim Dellow said...

So gorgeous Annette, I love each piece, so wonderful. You know I don't think there is a UK-based Art journal magazine.

Obviously there is the US Stampington one isn't there? And then there was Featuring Magazine from the Netherlands but I'm not sure that that magazine is still going.

Mmm, we need a dedicated UK-based Art Journal magazine I think :) Have you been looking at any of the artist magazines? I occasionally look through Artist & Illustrators mag, it is all sorts of art, not really a lot of art journaling as such but often has something that catches my eye, I think you might like it if you haven't seen it already. Kx

Gloria said...

I love your very tall floral piece, Netty. Really beautiful colors!
The bird really is a bird. And a good start on Birds on an arm! LOL! I love your work. oh, does my comment site require proof you are not a robot? I know it says something about it, but I thought I got rid of it.?

Paper rainbow said...

far too critical Netty! I love your little bird, your work is so varied this week, beautiful, x

Viv's Visuals said...

Netty! Fab canvas - great vivid colours and the watercolour is lovely!x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Netty! The canvas looks amazing with those bright colours and that water colour bird is just gorgeous!!

Margik said...

Fabulous canvas, I love the bright colors, really beautiful. And a fantastic bird.

Laurie M said...

beautiful work, the tall canvas, is beautiful,I love the colors are amazing, the watercolor painting is lovely, so soft and delicate, sometimes I think its fun to just let the paint flow, then figure it out, I have a time keeping my watercolor painting loose, when I manage that things work better, but sometimes the paintings that look like they took no bother and are loose and flowing are the most difficult to achieve!your work is beautiful,

MeOfCourse said...

Hi Netty. It's a wonderful floral piece. Love your bird and your wip looks good already. Hope you enjoyed your family time.:)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Beautiful paintings! I love your birds, your watercolors are wonderful!

Sesenarts said...

Howdy and thank you for dropping by my blog? I love your canvas Netty! Vibrant and happy with nice strong colours. X julie

Christine said...

beautiful pieces Netty!

denthe said...

Love that first painting, so bright and happy!

Claire said...

That's quite a painting! Love the bird :)
Happy PPF :)
And thanks for the visit already x

zana said...

Lovely work, love the first painting.

Giggles said...

Wow beautiful large canvas and watercolor Netty!! What a great piece!! Hope you enjoyed your company...but I bet you are so happy to get back to creativity....I know I always am!!

Hugs Giggles

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Lovely work Netty.

Aga Gasiniak said...

lovely bits and pieces :) and lovely creativity, Annette. Thank you for sharing!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful piece of art, gorgeous colors.

Laura Moore said...

Love the large canvas Annette. Your watercolour is lovely too. Nice to see the contrast in your abilities. Happy PPF. xx

SLScheibe said...

Wow, so fun and bright that first painting! It's wonderful! :)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Lovely canvas Annette! I love the rich colours. I know what you mean - I always think I'm done with a project just to find myself fiddling with it a bit more an hour later! :0 xxx

Leovi said...

Yes, delicious paintings, exquisite flowers and birds!

Linda said...

Netty I really LOVE the vibrancy and movement in your first painting! Your watercolor bird is beautiful. And I can't wait to see how your next painting evolves-I love the theme of it already. Have a great weekend!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Netty these are wonderful. I love the first painting. As soon as I laid eyes on it I felt a calmness. It is a place I would live to visit. And your bird is beautiful!!!!! Can't wait to see how you finish the last painting.
Wishing you well
Nicole/Beadwright

Saskia said...

WOW! Beautiful canvas, so colorfull!!!

And great 'work in progress'!!

Smiles, Saskia :)

kat said...

Your painting is so colorful and full of Spring joy Netty!
Blessings
Kat

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderul pieces Netty , I love the colors and design on the first one... AMAZING!

Irene Rafael said...

Hello Netty, You did absolutely lovely work. My favorite, I have to say is the watercolor bird. You are right it looks like a bird but it is also a very serene feeling piece. Have a lovely week.

Sherry said...

Striking art as always Annette. Love your watercoloured bird -looks very delicate - lovely.

Hope you have a lovely weekend too xx

Lynn Richards said...

It always amazes me how different artwork looks when you photograph it. Good reminder!

JoyCorcoran said...

Half the art of art is figuring out when the piece is finished. I've also found that a painting I thought was done still needed work when I saw a picture of it. It's a good tool to help us see better. I think the piece is already great -- the colors so bright and vivid. I love the design. Your watercolor bird has a peaceful feel. I look forward to seeing your unfinished works evolve.

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Netty! I love the bird, you did a great job. The long painting is awesome and colorful too! I'm sure your "bare bones" canvas will be another wonderful piece. Happy PPF!

sheila 77 said...

I love your watercolour bird, it is just lovely. He looks as if he is saying, can I stop posing, are you finished yet?
I'm interested in your comments on how you have to have a plan. Yes, some artists put some paint on and then work out what is there, and that is fascinating to watch too. I like that in Blogland we have so many different ways of painting.
Happy PFF! - first time I have said this!

Ruth L said...

Love your birds Annette, they are so pretty!

Jo Murray said...

Of course it looks like a bird...silly you. I love birds and this one is delightful.

bellefrogworks said...

Oh Annette - I love the colors on the large canvas. It is all wonderful. We are definitely our own worst critics! Your water color bird is lovely. I experiment with water colors and got some tubes of goache to play with. What a blessing to be able to pick up a paint brush and create!

Kate Robertson said...

Your birds are just wonderful. I love the colors.

Faye said...

Netty, your tall blue, red, and green piece looks grand to me. I wouldn't add shadows unless you really feel that it needs something more. The primary-ish colors are bright and simple and go so well with your design. Love the watercolor bird. You handle watercolors very well, so don't get discouraged about that medium.

Abigail Davidson said...

The bright colors look beautiful together! Happy PPF!
http://abigaildavidsonart.blogspot.com/

Bronson Hill Arts said...

How very lovely! Love the trees & birds, Annette!

-Barb

AnnD said...

That first canvas is so fabulously vibrant! I love that! I am super impressed with your continuing watercolor work. That is the scariest medium for me!

I hope you know deep down that there is nothing "better" about painting without a plan. I, too, envy the people who spontaneously whip up something wonderful, but planning has many virtues and is no less authentic or wonderful! :D

Diana Evans said...

oh my goodness!!!! these are amazing Annette!!!! and that bird piece...wow!!! amazing work as always!!!!

Renee Dowling said...

Gorgeous contrasting colours in both pieces!

Thank you for frequently visiting my blog and for leaving encouraging comments.

In appreciation,
Renee

Laila said...

Your canvas looks great and your watercolor bird as well. I can so relate to wish for just slapping some paint down, but I need a plan too.It's probably all about having control, for me at least. Enjoy your weekend.

Annabelle said...

All very beautiful pieces Netty! Can't wait to see the girl with the birds, looks lovely already.
Thanks for sharing.


Annabelle : )

Alicia C said...

I really love that big painting, and I agree re watercolour - never took to it too well myself. Yours came out exceedingly well, though. Lovely bird

Cindy D. said...

The sketch with the woman and birds is looking terrific! Really cool flowers in the first piece, too.

hazel said...

A fabulous canvas and your watercolour is lovely.
xxx Hazel.

hazel said...

A fabulous canvas and your watercolour is lovely.
xxx Hazel.

stefanie stark said...

This colorful bird and flower canvas looks beautiful! I love it how you put this alltogether.

Karin said...

wow beautiful pieces!
Groetjes Karin

Von said...

Out standing Annette the colours so vibrant :)
Von ♥

Kristin said...

Oh Annette! These are stunning - and your large canvas is brilliant! So full of lovely color and life! xoxo

paintingforjoy said...

Superb!!! Loving the vibrant colors and grand presentation. Can't wait to see your other works when finished. Hugs xoxo :)

NatashaMay said...

Looks wonderful! Birdies are fabulous! :)

Buttons said...

Loving all of these Annette. Jenny x

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Wow! The canvas painting looks fab and your WIP is also looking good :)

Sandy said...

Gorgeous canvas Annette! The colors remind me of one of your rain paintings with the umbrellas.
It is just so good to see your paintings again!
Sandy xx

lorik said...

Beautiful work... i love the canvas and the asian influence. I too have not been able to visit lately... so frustrating isn't it! glad you fixed the problem:)