Friday, April 22, 2011

Paint Party Friday :0)

Hi everyone this week I've been trying to work on a couple of paintings just for fun. I wanted to do something different to the commissions that I've been working on and so came up with these two little ladies.
I bought a book with canvas pages in it. I haven't used one before and it's really handy as I like painting on canvas but don't have the room for hundreds of stretched canvas. Does anyone know if you can frame a canvas page or does it have to be stretched?
 I painted this girl after being inspired by my cousins little girl. She received a costume like this for her 3rd birthday and I thought it was so cute that I was inspired to paint her :0)



This next painting was a little challenge I set myself. I tend to always go for lots of different bright colours in my paintings especially warm colours like reds and oranges. So this piece I decided to stick to some cooler colours and limit the amount of different colours. I quite like her :0) I also used some pencil and permanent black marker for some details :0)

Hope you're all having a good 'Good Friday' :0) and I look forward to seeing what everyone else has been doing this week. If you would like to see the other artists involved in Paint Part Friday just click on the link on the right hand side :0)

28 comments:

Netty said...

Loving both your paintings especially the last one. Am new to all this so don't know the answer to your question, sorry. Wishing you a very Happy Easter, Annette x

Joann said...

I love the lady bug girl. I rarely work on canvas so I'm not sure. But it seems to me you'd have to had stretched it before you painted on it or you'd destroy your artwork.

I have on occasion done an ACEO on a little piece of canvas paper. That was never stretched and did fine. I would think you could just mat the canvas paper.

Heather said...

Nicloa,
so cute, what a great little ladybug girl! I love the bottom girl's hair, too! your art is so fun! xo

Cathy Bueti said...

Nicola I love these new girls!! Your art is always fun to see and is bright and cheery! I will have to check out paint party friday! :) And if I didn't already thank you for your lovely comment on my still life post last week! :)

art2cee2 said...

I love them both. So cute! :-)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I am LOVING your ladies, especially the last one- great composition!
As for the canvas pages, you can do either- frame or stretch- but if you use oils, I think you have to frame it without glass so it can breathe.
Isn't fun to change up art styles from time to time!
PPF hugs,
Stephanie

Diane said...

LOVE...your art!! I like to paint on the canvas papers and then cut them up for collage--I don't do anyting special to them for the collage part--I just use gel medium to adhere them ,and they're fine on the final surface--I really like the canvas paper too.

SHERI C said...

The LadyBug girl is my favorite. Your work is so colorful and fun! Happy PPF!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Nicola!!!! the lady bug is so so sweet!!! as all your work....but I have a special thing for Lady Bugs!!!

Happy Good Friday and Happy PPF!!!!

Christine said...

cute little girls!

Kristin Dudish said...

Such fun paintings :)

The challenge you gave yourself worked out really well - I like your limited palette and her hair is fabulous!

(You can just go ahead and frame your canvas paper... no stretching necessary. I leave the glass off though.)

Have a wonderful weekend!
xo
Kristin

toadinaboat.com said...

Lovely girls! Yes, I think you can frame the canvas paper by mounting it to acid free mat board with the proper adhesive.

Gloria said...

Love your little girls. They are so sweet! Happy Easter and PPF! Thanks for sharing.

pinkglitterfae said...

your girls are lovely! I especially love the cute little lady bug girl, she is just precious!
I think even cool colors can be considered bright as well. Happy Easter to you
xoxo

Tammie said...

such a cute lady bug fairy. and i love that you challenged yourself to do something different and are happy with the results. Wonderful pieces Nicola

Pam Tucker said...

Wonderful job on your girls! My favorite is the second one! I like your darker palette. I think she's VERY special and has a lot of personality! :)

Carmen said...

Both fabulous but I love the colours in your challenge girl. Beautiful.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Nicola these are great. So cute is your little cousin ladybug! and what great restraint you've used with the other girl. Both turned out great! Happy PPF Sistah!

Magic Love Crow said...

Nicola, I love your paintings!! The second one is my favourite!! I love how her hair is in the wind! Take Care and Have a good one ;o)

Kat Sloma said...

I love the hair in the second one! It makes me think she is underwater. Maybe that and the color. Very nice!

Anne said...

These are so fun! I especially like the hair in the second one.

I also have a pad of canvas paper, but haven't tried it yet. Looks like it worked well for you.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Cute girls! Love the different styles you get by using different palettes.

ileana said...

You really create a mood with your chicas. They're beautiful and fun and original. Highly creative and inspirational. I could learn a lot from you! :)

Marlene said...

Love the little ladies, especially the little lady bug. So cute.

EVA said...

These are lovely!!

I especially like the "Challenge" one. The colours are great and you can feel the brisk wind in her hair!

Heather said...

Ahhhh I love the little lady bug one!!!! I also love the other one too. I have been trying to just stick with a few colors too. But I can't help myself I always seem to have to add some color. You did a great job!

Kharlie Bug said...

Those are too cute. I love the second one! Would be an amazing addition to my art wall. You should definitely consider art prints of your work!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay! Hi Nicola...I love both pieces..wonderful lady bug with wings...the beautiful vibrant reds..so imaginative and whimsical..and i love the girl in black of course..a beautiful soul!
Wonderful work!
Victoria~

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