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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Girl Power - for Paint Party Friday

Hi, its Paint Party Friday again and have finished another birthday canvas painting for one of my girl's.

' Girl Power '  painted in Acrylics
The photo here has been digitally framed but the actual painting has been framed in darkish brown rough wood with the insert in cream.  I was inspired to paint this after reading 'Taking Flight' by Kelly Rae Roberts which am sure many of you recognise.

Continuing to be inspired by this book I completed a block canvas called ' Tell me whom you love '

this time the background was layered with various papers and painted over with acrylics.  The moulding at the side was stencilled with texture paste and painted gold.  Various other stencils were used plus Glass Beads Texture Gel.    Yep am loving this stuff.  The little bird is made of wood which was then painted to tone in with the rest of this painting.

After looking at how these have turned out am certain Kelly Rae Roberts didn't have such long necks on her girls, guess Modigliani is still lurking in my brain.......

Wishing you a happy and sun filled weekend.  Thank you for visiting me and take care of yourselves, hugs Annette xx

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Klimt and Goatley!! for Paint Party Friday

Hi, am pleased to say we have had a couple of days of sunshine....woo hoo, but the winds have been North hoo.

I took out a book from the library on the artist Klimt and found one of his paintings which wasn't too difficult to draw and paint as a starting point, before I attempt the more difficult paintings.

Acrylics on Watercolour Paper

Being in a playful mood from last week I then went on to create the ' The Road to Nowhere ' in my Art Journal.

Acrylic Paints, Black/White Pen and Palette Knife

Am still working on the new 'Walking in the Rain' but its painfully slow going as it demands so much concentration, am definitely not one of those painters who can just slap it on and get great results....oooh noooo, wish I was......

Hope you had a lovely Easter Break despite the weather and here's hoping we have a lovely Spring weekend ahead.  Am off to visit my eldest daughter and family on Sunday which is great.  Take care of yourselves and thank you so much for popping in to see me.  Hugs Annette xx

PS  I cannot believe there are over 100 followers on my new Art Blog (have only just noticed) thank all so very much for following and supporting me.  xx