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Sunday, 8 June 2014

Thank You.... June Guys and Mix it Monthly

Thank you so very much for all your hugs and prayers on my mother's passing.  Unfortunately we cannot get her interred until the 26th of this month as everywhere is booked solid, which is causing us a lot of distress as you can imagine.

To keep myself sane have been working on the June Guys (29 faces) in my journal.

The following male faces are done in the style of Vincent Van Gogh and worked in Oil Pastels.





Also worked in Oil Pastels - Modigiliani Style


Then painted with Acrylics - Chagall Style


I enjoyed exploring the different styles and will probably rework them a bit, it has definitely kept me occupied.  The left-hand page of the Chagall style can also go into the Mix it Monthly challenge - Home. and AJJ - houses.

Thanking you again from the bottom of my heart.  Take care of yourselves, hugs Annette xx

47 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry about the delay! Good idea to make such lovely portraits to keep yourself occupied, they are great! Hugs, Valerie

Deborah said...

How awful to have such a delay, Netty. Not the kind of thing you want to happen at such a sad time.

I do love your portraits, especially the Chagall style ones. And the bearded Modigliani man looks the spitting image of Keanu Reeves!

Von said...

So sad to here of the passing of your mum and the wait you are having to endure before your final goodbyes.
However your works look amazing :)
Take care Von ♥

Jez said...

So sorry to hear of your sad loss Netty, and the addition of the delays.
Art helps so much at times like these, and your faces and studies of The Masters are so well done. Three of my most loved artists.
I send my loving thoughts to you and your family.

hazel said...

So sad about the delay Netty.

I love your wonderful portraits.
xxx Hazel

butterfly said...

Oh, Annette - I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. I'm only just catching up with the news - how desperately awful to have such a delay with the interment. My heart is with you and your family.

Your portraits are astounding - great art coming out of great struggle, I think. Beautiful work.
Alison xx

lorik said...

Your portraits will keep you going..and are. They are so full of colour and beauty.

Leovi said...

These tributes are beautiful! I love the colors!

Aga Gasiniak said...

So sorry to hear of your sad loss. however your portraits look really good and inspiring! Thank you for sharing and much love to you, Netty!

denthe said...

That is terrible you have to wait so long! I didn't even know there were waitinglists for that kind of thing... So sorry to hear ..
Your art this week is so colourful, I love it! I like how you did the different styles, my favorite here are your Chagall ones.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'm so sorry about the passing of your mother and the distress the delay of the burial is having on your family. I'm glad you have your beautiful artist studies to give you a little distraction. May the peace of the Lord be with you and your loved ones.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Dear Annette, I am so sorry you lost your mom. Sending you hugs and love and peace.

Your journal pages are wonderful...yes...keep making art to see you through.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh Netty.. I am sorry about your lost.. my mother died exactly one year ago and we had also one month to wait for the incineration ... can feel with you!
Your artwork is fantastic! Thank you dear Netty for joining Art Journal Journey ! ♥♥♥
All the best for you!
xxx
Susi

Victoria said...

Hi beautiful friend, you are in my thoughts..massive hugs and much love to you and your family during this time!
Gorgeous art..how I love the Chagall style..so inspiring and all so intriguing..stunning works!
Take care and sending you lots of hugs and love and light!
Victoria

Win Dinn said...

Playing catch up here, Netty - so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom, and the difficulties with the lengthly time for interment. Glad you are able to work on your art to keep yourself occupied. Hugs to you, right now especially.

Wildehilde said...

Hi Annette,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom....
Glad you find the Energy to work in your Art in the hard Time.
I love your great stunning Works of Art!!!!!

Big Hugs
Hilde

Boo said...

I am so sorry everything is taking so long with your mom's internment. I know how difficult that is. My mom died three years ago. I can't imagine having all the burial stuff drug out that long. I'm so glad you have your art to keep you occupied.

kay said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Netty,sending you a big hug. Loving your art x

sheila 77 said...

These are terrific portraits and what an interesting idea to make them "in the style of". I especially like the Modigiliani, and am impressed that you have made it with oil pastels.
Best wishes to you, Netty, at this sad time.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I am very sorry to hear about your mother Annette, you and your family are in my thoughts. Your artwork is beautiful and very much in the style of the artists you are emulating, but with your own unique flair!

Meggymay said...

Sorry to read about the delay, its good you have your art to immerse yourself in, when times are difficult. These are fantastic portraits.
hugs Yvonne xx

Karin said...

beautiful, love all the different styles! Groetjes Karin

Margik said...

I'm so sorry about the sad loss of your mother, Netty.
Your faces are really amazing and I love the colours.
Mar x

Pia Rom said...

Oh Netty so love your paitings and the last two pages done in Chagall Style are STUNNING! Lov the bold colors and the blue faces! They should be on canvas for sure :)! Thank you for adding to Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

Pam said...

Happy to see you working on your art to take your mind off things, they're all wonderful.

MeOfCourse said...

Of course you know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry about the delay, that is just terrible. It's a good idea to let your feelings flow on paper at present. Great portraits by the way.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Stunning what you show in this blogpost Netty!
So artfull...
greetings, Alie :-)

Tammie Lee said...

wow, these are so beautiful
wonderful colors!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

So sorry to hear your sad news. Your paintings are beautiful. I'm glad your art is helping you through a hard time.

Victoria said...

Wishing you a beautiful day, thinking of you so much!Lovely to revisit this gorgeous post of art!!
hugs...

Laura said...

Art is very healing and soothing - especially when we need it most. Love your take on each of the master's works :>

paintingforjoy said...

Very nice pages Annette. You have the art styles of the artists down pat! Loving all the rich wonderful colors. Sending you hugs! ~Rhonda

1CardCreator said...

Lovely work Annette, good that you are able to take your mind off it all for a bit. Sorry the internment has been delayed, that must make it so much harder on you. Take care, big hugs. ~Diane

Tracy said...

So sorry to hear your sad news, Annette, especially with the delay that just prolongs things. You're producing some beautiful art in the meantime. I hope it is providing you with some comfort.

peggy gatto said...

Bravo, bravo!!!
Your art inspires, love mogdilini!
Sending a hug

Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous art work here again Anette, I love all the different styles, so colourful too :D Gay x

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

WOW Netty, these different styles are LOVELY!
Deepa
http://deepazworld.blogspot.in/

Faye said...

Sorry the delay has occurred. I have never heard of this happening. I like your men portraits very much. I just can't seem to get the hang of painting guys.

Sandi McLean said...

I'm sorry to hear that you have lost your mum. I hope you had her for a good long time and have many memories to get you through. Hugs, Sandi

Carol said...

Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. It is never easy to lose someone, but then to have to wait so long is inhumane. I feel for you and am so glad that you do have your art to get you by. Your guys are looking grand, I don't do so well with male faces at all.

minnemie said...

Oh Netty, so sorry about your loss. Your Mother was a beautiful lady! Thank you for sharing her picture with us... I am so thankful for your sake that art is an outlet for your grief...I especially love your Chagall pieces...keep painting...hugs to you...

Sandy said...

Oh Annette! I have never in my life heard of such a thing. I was in total shock when I read your post about the delay of the final rites.
I am a big Van Gogh fan - wonderful paintings. In fact all the portraits are amazing!
Holding you close in my heart during this very difficult time.
Sandy xx

Annette said...

Hi my dear, just read about your sweet Mother passing. I am so sorry and I have never heard of them delaying for so long. I know it just drags out for you and so hard. Hugs and hugs my dear xoxoxo

Buttons said...

Such a great way of developing your style. I particularly love your take on the Van Gogh style. Jenny x

Liberty said...

Beautiful job!

Michellem said...

I was catching up on your past posts today and was so sad to hear about your mother! The passing of a loved one is such a hard thing to have happen.
Your art, however, is quite striking - I love how you worked in the styles of other artists!

Michellem said...

I was catching up on your past posts today and was so sad to hear about your mother! The passing of a loved one is such a hard thing to have happen.
Your art, however, is quite striking - I love how you worked in the styles of other artists!