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Friday, 31 May 2013

Before and After OR After and Before !!

Hi, am starting with the After.....................and then tell you all about it.................

the story is, a fortnight ago in Art Class we had to do quick watercolour sketch of a picture of our choice

This is it......

and then we were given an artist to do it in the style of...............mine was Klimt......

This is what I started with..........

Pencil and Texture Paste

added the Acrylics and a Gold Signo pen and ended up with this

the tricky bit was painting the Texture Paste............why is it your hand shakes over the tricky bits.........

Its been a good week craft and artwise  and got a lot done..........woo hoo, but the weather has been a no no, cloud and rain every day...........We missed out on Spring, hope we don't miss out on Summer as my poor old body needs some sunshine..

Thank you for visiting me, take care of yourselves, wishing you a lovely weekend, Happy PPF to the PPF'ers.  Hugs Annette xx

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Ghost for Paint Party Friday

Hi, its been a silly week, silly in the way I have made so many mistakes.  Messed up my large Walking in the Rain painting, now have to wait for it to dry before I can hopefully save it...... basically that is just one example of my next week had darn well be better.  Another thing is I coloured my hair chestnut brown and used the enclosed conditioner, my hair looked as if it had been put in the grease pot, not a good look can assure you.  But its all OK now...........phew.........

Taken from Walter De La Mare's poem The Ghost
But have put her outside the house, looking in
This is a page from my Art Practice book, the words are digital.  All I have to do is to work out how to write this all down freehand..............but not this

Thank you for popping in, am off to Art Class Friday morning, just hope the piece I have been working on to finish off in class doesn't go pear shaped.  Enjoy the weekend and take care of yourselves.  Hugs Annette x

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Brigadoon and Going your own Way.... for Paint Party Friday

Hi,  haven't done very much painting that can show at Paint Party Friday this week as most of it is works in progress, but am showing a page from my art practice book.  She started off as the Mona Lisa but turned into Fiona from the musical Brigadoon.........a village in Scotland which only appears 1 day in a hundred years.....


as I was painting her the tunes of this musical kept going round in my instead of Mona we now have Fiona...........

Also would like to show you a page that was blobbed with watercolours..........for those of you who don't know this is a technical

Drew a fish then used it as a stencil.  Added the words and framed it digitally.  This is a question I often ask myself.

Am off to Art class in the morning so will catch up with you later in the day.  Thank you for popping in and wishing you a terrific weekend.  Hugs Annette xx

Thursday, 9 May 2013

A Mish Mash for Paint Party Friday

Hi, its not been the best of days but looking on the bright side it can only get better............

Digital bits added to original watercolour and coloured graphite pencil painting

The sketch was influenced by Magritte and was huge fun to create.

It may not be great but the adventures in trying out different styles of Art and putting my own twist to it gives me a lot of joy.

Plus am showing an A4 page from my Journal to celebrate Spring

Spring into Action
Am at Art Class Friday morning and will catch up with you later.  Meanwhile have a great time visiting all the fab artists at Paint Party Friday, there is some awesome talent out there in blogland.

Thank you for visiting me, take care of yourselves and have a great weekend, hugs Annette xx

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Having a go at Klimt Style for Paint Party Friday

Hi, am back from my hols and we had a great time seeing all the sights. For Paint Party Friday am bringing these offerings.

Have more or less finished this painting on hardboard

Started like this
Tried to emulate Klimt style with this painting in Acrylics

and this is from my Art Journal where I also try out different styles, unfortunately I only took coloured pencils with me on hols as was trying to travel light this time...............

with this one you may recognise influences from Magritte, but there again you may

Thank you for taking the time to visit me, I really appreciate it.  We hope to visit a Steam Fair this weekend if the weather stays OK, its a great place for picking up old rusty and wood bits, just have to sneak them away so OH doesn't spot them as he says I have enough old junk, don't think he means himself.........ooooh naughty naughty.............  Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend whatever you are doing and take care of yourselves, hugs Annette xx