Friday, August 5, 2011

Paint Party Friday - Cheeky

Hi guys, thank you for your well wishes last week, we're all feeling back to normal again thank goodness. I've had a busy week getting the house ready for stage 2 of our renovations (bathrooms) hurrah!!!! And I've been working on some new pieces. I sold 3 pieces through my on line shop this week which is very exciting for me!!! A wooden tile pendant ('Determination') a Japanese paper glass pendant and a ring that I made recently from a print of my koi fish painting. It feels so good to have them go off to new homes and it also means that I can make more things without feeling guilty hehehe.

Today I painted a new lady in my journal. I wanted to play around with skin tone and I also added a cheeky wink!! I really love painting these ladies and find that my favourite part of the process is decorating the hair and eyes :0)


The wink was a bit of a challenge but fun to do!!! :0) I shall be trying to get around to visit you all this weekend before the house gets crazy with builders knocking down walls etc!!! Hope you are all having a fantastic week! :0)

28 comments:

Andrea C said...

Oo she is lovely x

Giggles said...

Whatever you did makes her look shiny! Nice piece!! Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Pointy Pix said...

Congrats on the sales - it must be a great feeling! Did you change your blog header? It looks brilliant. Your lady with the wink is lovely - her skin tone is gorgeous! Happy PPF!

Dawn said...

Oh you must be thrilled both with your sales and this wonderful beauty you have created. I really love journaling to I have a blog you may like to visit if you have time I have a challenge each month. Dxx

NatashaMay said...

Another awesome lady. Congrats on the sales. :) Btw I love your new banner with girls glass pendants. They look amazing! :) Have fun renovating. Hope you won't have too much to clean up afterwards. :)

craftattack said...

Love your painting, the dusky skin tone is beautiful, and that cheeky wink, too! *Enjoy* your renovating! Valerie

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love your Ladies ~ well done and love the wink! Happy PPF ~ Carol (Share the Creative Journey) ~ ^_^

wednesday said...

It's great to have an outlet while there are people stomping through your house knocking out walls.

Also keeps you from getting as many glimpses of Contractor Crack.

Catherine... said...

Love the colours you've used on your lady...just gorgeous.. congrats on your sales...great feeling

amy said...

i am a sucker for dots around eyes.

i am not ever able to do much with different skin tones. If im not going for UBER SNOW WHITE then i am totally out of luck.

xx,
amy

Netty said...

Beautiful face and skin tone, great page. Congratulations on the sales, brilliant news. Happy PPF, Annette x

EVA said...

Another wonderful lady! That is going to be one gorgeous book when it's done!

Julia Christie said...

Hello Nicola! Sounds like you have been busy!
Love what you are doing here with the eyes and hair!!! Decorating the hair is my favorite part of drawing ladies too! I really like how her skin turned out too!

Glad you are feeling better and can't wait to hear more about your reno's.

Smiles

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

hey there from across the world! Your paintings just get better and better. I love this one and the colors you've used. I looked at the zoomed in detail and I just love your easy loose brushstrokes. Great job!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Nicola!!! this is a beautiful two page spread...what a wonderful piece....and she sure looks cheeky!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Phoenix Peacock said...

love the lip shine too!

Magic Love Crow said...

Nicola, she is beautiful! I love her ;o)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I am so enjoying your book of women, every one is special in her own way. I love the way you do their hair, I can tell that you have a lot of fun with it!

Heather said...

I love your winky girl!!! She is so pretty!!! I am glad everyone is feeling well. Congrats on the sales!

Sophia said...

Very lovely, Nicola. Love her wink and how you did her eyes. :)

Gloria said...

What a fun girl and with a wink too. She's great. Nice job. Congrats on the sales too. Happy PPF!

Geckostone said...

Oh how lovely!!!! You did great on the wink!!! Wonderful journal pages!Deb

Anne said...

Congrats on your sales!

Love your lady and her sparkly wink!

Happy Paint Party Friday!

toadinaboat.com said...

Love your new girl! Congrats on the sales, too!

Kristin Dudish said...

Congratulations on all of your sales! I love the lashes on your latest lady :)

xo
Kristin

SHERI C said...

Congrats on your recent sales. Hope you find many more collectors. Your winking lady this week is lovely! HAPPY PPF!

Annabelle said...

Always nice to make a sale knowing there are people who like your work.
Congratulations on the sales and hope for many more. Lovely work on this!

angelself said...

Very cute!..and congrats on the sales!!! Kathryn

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