Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New painting and my one year 'blogiversary'


Hi everyone, as I mentioned yesterday today is my one year anniversary of blogging! I really never thought that I would still be doing this a year later. But I have found it so addictive and rewarding I don't want to stop!!! It's so nice to have an outlet for my art as otherwise I'd be painting pieces that no one ever saw, I've also been so inspired to try new things like making pendants and jewellery, opening an etsy shop etc that I wouldn't have dreamt of doing if not for the encouragement of my blog friends, so thank you!!!

I thought I would show you my new painting, I don't know if you remember my Geisha lady? Well she has become quite popular (as a pendant) and I even have someone who wants to buy the actual painting which is very exciting for me, I'm just in the process of framing it so I'll show you a picture of it when it's done. I'm hoping to continue with this theme of beautiful women in traditional clothes and want to try painting ladies from all over the world. This next one is an Indian lady. I really LOVE the jewellery, clothes, make up, everything about the Indian culture, not to mention the food!! I find the clothes so colourful and beautiful that i had to paint my own version. So here she is, I painted it her in acrylic paint, inktense pencils and used some texture paste on the background. I googled some photos of Indian ladies in traditional dress and took ideas for a pose from one, clothes from another and added my own flare. I find that it's good to have some point of reference for these paintings otherwise I'd get lost with all the details.I painted her on MDF wood just like the Geisha. I think she'll look nice as a pendant too. Hope you like her.....

11 comments:

Serena said...

Congratulations on your 1st Blog Anniversary, Nicola! I agree, blogging is very addictive. Your Indian lady is beautiful!

Penny said...

This is GREAT Nic. I think I'm going to LOVE your 'beautiful women in traditional clothes' theme. xxx

NatashaMay said...

Nicola, this must be my favorite! You really did a great job with her. I'm so happy for you and your Geisha painting. Happy blogoversary! :)

Julie said...

Congrats! This painting is gorgeous....I love her expression! My one year is next week & I totally agree about all the rewards this community has offered! You continue to make such beautiful art! xxx

Laura Beth said...

Oh, she's beautiful. Thanks for the lovely compliments on my newest paintings. And, to get the texture, I used decoupaged tissue paper.

Happy Blogiversary!

Laura Beth

Susan said...

Thanks for stopping by Nicola - I was in the middle of making all my visits, and you beat me to it! Congrats on your blogging anniversary, it is addicting isn't it?! I love your Indian lady, she is so sophisticated and lovely - cheers!

Whimsical Creations said...

Congrats on your blogging anniversary! The new painting is beautiful.

Annette Q said...

Hi Nicola!
Happy bloggiversary!
When I read your post, i went to check mine and found that my bloggiversary has been and gone and I had the sickies so I didnt notice :-( I must make up for it by doing something nice to celebrate!
Its so lovely to be on this creative journey with bloggy friends like you this past year. I never want to stop either ;-)
Your Indian lady is absolutely gorgeous too! She looks beautiful against that orange textured background. This painting just shows how much you are flourishing as an artist. I love it :-)
(Jeez, that was a long comment!)

Diana Evans said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary Nicola!!! time sure flies when we are enjoying your work!!! this is a beautiful painting...wonderful piece and the colours are perfection....

Wishing you a wonderful day....save me some blog anniversary cake!!!

hugs
Diana

carylsrealm said...

Beautiful!

Jonny J Petros said...

Hi Nicola, Nice to meet you,This is a very pretty painting and I love your glass pendant necklace idea. Its so nice to see you are an artist and also pursuing your dream. Looking forward to visiting. Thank you for your lovely comment.Sincerely Jonny

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