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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Disastrous Fun

Hi, have been having some fun with my artistic attempts this week.  First going back to using Water Mixable Oils, which am still struggling with, especially waiting for the layers to dry before I can paint over them again.........patience is severely lacking...........hence this painting is neither dry or finished......




Followed with another painting, this time in Acrylics which wouldn't go my way, but am showing it despite itself.

Bird Talk


The following pages are from my Art Journal which will be going into the Art Journal Journey Challenge this month and for Paint Party Friday.

Alone with my Thoughts



then changed it via a free digital progamme to black and white just to see the change in the atmosphere of the page...............



Quite a few disasters, but great fun at the same time.  You have to see joy in the disasters, at least thats what I tell myself.............so it must be true..............lol

Wishing you a lovely week, despite the horrible weather we are having at the moment.  The forecasters say we are in for a mini heatwave by the end of the week...........yay bring it on.........  Take care of yourselves, hugs Annette xx

60 comments:

Linda R said...

I always love seeing your work my friend.. Well Done.

HUgs~

Pam said...

I love seeing your work too!! They don't look like disasters to me!! Awesome paintings!

Mrs.B said...

Love these pictures, especially the bird talk The journal pages are great, adore the one 'alone with my thoughts.
Roll on the heatwave!
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Love these pictures, especially the bird talk The journal pages are great, adore the one 'alone with my thoughts.
Roll on the heatwave!
Avril xx

GlorV1 said...

Hi Netty. Hope you are doing good. Just popped in to visit a few blogs. I like all your pieces, but especially the b&w. Great work. Have a great day.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful work Netty, love the forest, and the digitally changed version! Hugs, Valerie

Deborah said...

Wish i could create disasters like yours :-)

Love those journal pagese. Such brilliant colour but equally stunning in black and white.Wow!

Krisha said...

Netty, you are being too hard on yourself, these are great! I love the "Alone with my thoughts"

crafty creations said...

Brilliant art netty love the forest

froebelsternchen Susi said...

brilliant pieces Netty.... the forest pieces are both fantastic ... love the pearls effect at the first one! Thank you for joining our
DEEP IN THE FOREST theme again!
GREAT!
xxx
Susi

Daniele said...

more inspirational pieces of art to inspire us, the black and white looks really good, very atmospheric
hugs

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

I see more than enough joy in what you call disasters Annette! Always like your blogposts that show your various creative skills.
My favorite today is: Alone with my thoughts....stunning!
Enjoy your play, Annette :-)
greetings, Alie

Meggymay said...

Don't be hard on yourself. They all look fantastic.
Yvonne x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all fabulous Annette. Its a pleasure to see all of your creations
Kevin xx

Margik said...

Hi Netty! I really love your paintings and the vibrant colours. The bird talk is very very cute with beautiful details. The forest is amazing and 'Alone with my Thoughts' is fabulous, the digital piece is so great too. SUPER works!
Hugs, Mar

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Netty, you have been busy again, fab makes all of them!

Polly Birchall said...

Love your disastrous fun!! I love them all

hazel said...

Amazing work Netty, they're all so different and I love them all.
xxx Hazel.

Paper rainbow said...

I love that even when you are not satisfied with a piece you still share your experiments. I really love that colourful journal page and isn't it interesting what a digital colour change can do!!! Zoom straight into a winter wonderland with a snowy feel. Great selection of work this week anette !

Sharon said...


Wow all so beautiful Netty!

Sandy said...

Oh dear heart - I can tell you have no idea what a disaster is! I think your painting is wonderful - she is quite pretty. I love your journal page and your experiments. If your work is a disaster, we should all have disasters!
Sandy xx

Crafting Queen said...

These are really beautiful.

Junibears said...

I love to see your creativity Annette! Beautiful pieces!
Hugs xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your blog post title, and all the beautiful work included. The journal pages are so interesting shown in the different formats!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Beautiful works, Netttie. I particularly like the first on she looks so serene. Thank you for visiting my desk and foryour lovely comments.

sheila 77 said...

Super forest art, Netty, I love the first, high up on the swing, and the second one looks so dramatic in black and white, I must try that.
Loved seeing your other pictures too, you are so good at trying different techniques.

kat said...

I love these, especially the last one and "alone with my thoughts," beautiful pieces!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Very creative again. Wonderful projects.

Laurie M said...

I see no disasters only beautiful creations!

Victoria said...

Hello magical friend! so lovely to visit your creative realm again! the first painting feels so strong to me, like form another time, amazing colors and stunning eyes!I also love the piece with the birds in the hair..magical! all so beautiful! I hope you are doing great! Thanks for your kind visit..it made my day!
hugs
Victoria

paintingforjoy said...

One would never know you had problems. Love all your work Annette! I've never used water mixable oils, but I hear they behave the same as traditional oils...yes you have to allow the layers to dry. Bummer, I know. Your journal pages are so vibrant! Very nice.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Netty you are such a wonderful artists and person. Love thiese pieces
Nicole/Beadwright

Giggles said...

Netty these are beautiful... the vintage style girl is so sweet reminds me a little of Besse Pease Guttmans work...

I adore your "Alone with my thoughts"! Which is stunning as is the one below. Love them in all their colourful glory!! The digital changes are also a completely different feel!!

Hugs Giggles

Christine said...

lovely work this week, nice variety. Interesting changing to black and white, just as beautiful but quite a different feel.

Leovi said...

Delightful colors and exquisite painting faces with delicious, beautiful design!

Linda Kunsman said...

no disasters here-just lots of marvelous art! My favorite here is "Alone with My Thoughts"- so lovely!

Tammie Lee said...

so glad you are having fun as you explore different art supplies


there is such a lovely spirit in each of these pieces Netty

Dia said...

Always interesting to see how the end results differ from my *idea* of how it SHOULD look!
These are all delightful! Happy PPF!
http://dia-creationstation.blogspot.com/2014/10/october-musings-and-another-show.html

Carol said...

Love the art!!! The Journal pages are my favorite... I don't do oils because I just don't have the patience to let them dry....

Faye said...

I see nothing but lovely art, Netty. The water mixable oil painting girl has such pretty eyes and hair. Well done. The journal pages look great too. Interesting how different the mood is in B&W.

My name is Erika. said...

LOVE your paintings. I don't know why you think they are disasters. I know when I don't like my work I think their're disasters, so I am assuming that is the case. And your journal pages look like finished paintings themselves. Hope you put them onto canvas sometime.

FLO said...

Très joli, bon week end!

Irene Rafael said...

Hi Netty, it looks like you are having fun in your creative journey. Lovely pieces.

~Rasz~ said...

I think everything is wonderful. As for oil paints or anything that takes long to dry I am way to impatient for that! I like Bird Talk also however I know there are things I have create that I cannot stand and someone else likes. I guess that is the beauty of art, everyone sees things differently. Hope you had a wonderful PPF! Enjoy the weekend. Hugs, Rasz #56

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Don't see any disasters, just joy! :)

And I love that you have your distinctive style.

Love your art journal pages!

BLOGitse said...

Waiting layers to dry is difficult for me too. This week I've cut papers smaller and just painted, trying to learn how the paper behaves...
I can't see anything wrong with your works - you know how to play with colors!

my blog - > BLOGitse

loveofcollage said...

lovely paintings

Gio said...

Disasters!!?? What are you talking about it! I would give an arm to be able to make some pieces of Art like your wonderful 'disasters'! And can you guess, one of my fave is bird talk...maybe with a colourful background, still, my favourite one! :-)

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denthe said...

I love the soft look of your painting, and tbh I don't see anything wrong with the second painting .... Alone with my thoughts is beautiful ...

Tam Hess said...

I notice that red you use is gorgeous. I love all your pieces but my fav is the first girl. Her lips and expression is wonderful. Thanks for sharing :) Happy Paint Party Friday!
Tam Hess
cardmakingartists.com

Bronson Hill Arts said...

They are superb "disasters", Netty! You do lovely work, Really!

"Alone with My Thoughts" is great & the design with the birds is wonderful, too!

-Barb

Beth Niquette said...

I adore your not so dry painting--she is so soft and lovely. I especially loved the Bird Talk. I talk to the birds outside all the time, just like my Daddy did. He was a true "birdman." Your artwork is so wonderfully imaginative and unique.

Tammie Dickerson said...

Wonderful work this week! I love the vivid color in the couple painting - and the way the mood completely changes in black and white! Super cool! I see no disasters here, my friend :)

Nat S said...

black and white is really attractive! so well done!
thank you dor sharing
Natalie

Studio Kaufmann said...

I absolutely love the Alone with My Thoughts painting. It is really beautiful Netty. Happy PPF

Sirkka said...

The digital photo is the future and I have not learned it yet.Pitty. Your pictures are great.

~*~Patty S said...

Nothing that looks like a disaster here in what you've created Netty!
The forest you created for the two people is so original and WOW and quite striking in both color ways you chose.
We are very wet and windy here on the east coast (Virginia) too.
oxo

JKW said...

The portrait looks like a lady sleuth in those old 1940s movie. Good job. Alone with your thoughts is quite creative, I can feel that. Blessings, Janet PPF

Erika said...

I was not here for a while, dear Netty, and today I see your wonderful dreamy paintings and shapes. Very, very fine and full of soul.
Much love to you and hugs
Erika