Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday Sketches - Koi Fish and a work of art made by my hubby! :0)

Hi guys, Well I really didn't think that I would have anything to show this weekend as I've been working on a painting for my living room. Hubby has been nagging me for some art work since we had our house renovated last year. I finally made time to work on something and have had a really productive Sunday. I didn't get out of my pajamas til about 2 o'clock as I  was too busy painting. Hee hee!!! Such a great feeling to get 'into the zone' which doesn't happen all the time so I thought I'd make the most of it.

So here is my Koi fish first up I have a work in progress shot. I used the tissue paper and texture paste then painted a few layers of colours in the background then drew on the Koi Fish with marker pen.
I laid down my basic colours for the fish and built it up from there. My inspiration for this piece comes from Japanese tattoo art. I just love it!  :0)



I'm so pleased with this and really really enjoyed painting it. I've been asked to do a dragon for another wall (hubby has one tattooed on his arm) so watch this space I think I'll give it a go :0)

In the meantime Rick decided that he wanted to work on his own piece of art. I am amazed at the results! :0) For as long as we've known each other he's always maintained that he is not an artistic person but I've always seen him as being creative when it comes to food etc (as you will have seen from my previous posts about what he's been cooking up lately.) So yesterday he went off to the hardware store picked up some paint and 3 canvas' went outside in the freezing weather and created his first master piece :0)
I think he's done a fantastic job. I told him he did a 'Pollock' and I had to google him so that I could show him what I meant heheh then he said 'no Pollock did a me' ;0).



It goes really well with our decor in our house and gives it a really modern feel. I'm very proud of him and excited to see him trying something new and hope that my creativeness has rubbed off on him a bit. He's already talking about ideas for his next piece :0)

22 comments:

Joni Nickrent said...

WOW! Two awesome pieces of original art by you and hubby...how perfect! Love them both! Happy Sunday Sketches! POP ART MINIS

craftattack said...

Great work from you both! Valerie

Diane said...

Both pieces--awesome!!

WrightStuff said...

Nicola - your pictures are lovely and bravo to you husband. I love Koi - they just cry out to be captured in paint don't they?

Now, I must tell you something special.....

TAKE THAT WERE AMAZING!!!!!!

I've just written a long post on my blog and included a few YouTube clips - you should hunt around I expect you could watch the whole concert on there. 85,000 people sang their hearts out... Ah it was just fab.... First the four came out and sang more recent stuff like Rule the World and Patience, then Robbie burst out of the scenery and turned everyone into a frenzied mob, then the five of them performed their hearts out. Incredible!!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE your koi- the movement, texture and colors are incredible! And your hubby's Pollack-esque piece is great too. I think that's one of the best things about being an artist is there's always a relatively easy way to decorate :)
Happy Sunday!

Magic Love Crow said...

Fantastic!! I love them both! Such a talented family ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

Fantastic!! I love them both! Such a talented family ;o)

Cathy Bueti said...

These are awesome Nicola! And bravo to your hubby for his work! Love modern art myself . . . what a great piece for your home! :)

Catherine... said...

Wow, what a talented pair your are....great paintings....

Sophia said...

Your fish turned out wonderfu', Nicola. Wow. Love the detail and colour. :) And your hubby did a great job, too. Look at you both! Woot! :) Happy SS!

INeedToColor said...

Great art work by both of you! I keep meaning to try tissue but I never do. You've inspired me! Happy SS!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Cool pieces! Most of my pajamas have paint on them...lol

Debbie said...

both of these paintings are awesome! How nice to have your husband paint too! I've tried to talk mine into trying to paint as I think he is very creative too, but so far no luck. Happy Sunday!

Cyn said...

Oh wow! That's amazing!

laurie said...

wow,, those are beautiful koi,, and I love the screens as well,

Abby said...

Love the koi!

Kate said...

This is a beautiful Koi, wow what beautiful colors. You should be proud,

Fallingladies said...

beautiful! the koi is so great. My husband sounds a bit like yours, very creative with cooking but I can't see mine ever doing the painting!
-Andrea

Heather said...

oh i just love what you did with the koi! so beautiful Nicola!!! great work. have a good day! :)

EVA said...

The koi is beautiful and I am so looking forward to seeing its dragon companion.

Rick's triptych is super and really looks wonderful up! Great that he decided to "paint" too!

Kathy said...

Love your koi pic .. it's gorgeous.. and Rick's canvases are great too.. wow.. fun that he is painting too now.. although I hope it doesn't take him away from making such pretty looking food...lol
xx

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Your so lovely, a total beautifully bright shinning star!

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