Friday, December 30, 2011

Paint Party Friday - A new toy!

Hi guys I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!! We had a lovely time down the coast!
 The weather was beautiful!

 The boys had a lovely time at the beach!
 Splashing in the waves with their grandparents.
 I even dipped in my toes! :0)
The boys collected so many hermit crabs, don't worry we put them all back ;0)

 I tried drawing a sand frog :0)

Hubby gave me an airbrush for Christmas. I've never used one before so it's been like learning to draw all over again! I've been watching videos on youtube and trying to figure out how to use it! I'm struggling with doing fine lines so really need a proper lesson I think. I do however love using it for shading and managed to do a couple of paintings the last couple of days and experiment with it!
 This one is on a canvas board and I really loved how it popped when I used the paintbrush on top just for the fine lines!!

 This one was a practice run, just on paper and I realise that the paint really bleeds into the paper I just couldn't seem to make a fine line.
 I have been meaning to paint this bag for weeks. I really love how the shading turned out I think it really gives it a soft quality! :0) I used the fine paint brush for the thin lines. I'm hoping that I'll be able to master this way of painting but I guess it take practice! :0)
Hope you all have a great New Years weekend and I look forward to visiting you all! :0)


Robin Panzer Art said...

The beach looks wonderful! It's really fun to watch your foray into airbrush painting, I think the angel turned out really cool! ~Happy Paint Party Friday and Happy New Year! #2 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

NatashaMay said...

So many goodies here today. :) Looks like you had a fab holiday. Happy New Year, Nicola!! Have fun with the air brush and hope to see many more fabulous creations in 2012. :)

- T.W - said...

So cool, I'd love to try airbrushing too someday! The shading and gradients looks so soft, and your addition of brushstrokes for lineart works perfectly.

Let's hope next year will bring lots of inspiring moments~

Happy New Year!

// -T.W-

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love the snuggly bird painting and am sure you will have the airbrush technique down in no time ~ sand painting is cute ~
~ ~~ Happy New Year to you ~ namaste, Carol, Share the Creative Journey ~ Happy PPF ^_^

wednesday said...

You are really going to love the airbrush. I can see it taking your work to a whole new level. Oh, the things you will be able to do with it on your canvas bags!

WrightStuff said...

I've never tried using an airbrush - looks like you are mastering it pretty quickly!

Jealous of the sunny heat you have there... grey drizzle is what I'm looking out on while practically sitting on the radiator!

BlackPumpkin said...

Lots of goodies!!
Happy 2012!

Gloria said...

So much fun to learn something new! You are doing a great job even without a lesson!

rajns (carolyn) said...

What a great hubby! I think you are doing fab with the airbrush - it creates such a softness!

MimiTabby said...

happy PPF! and thanks for stopping by
Looks like you have a lot of fun with angels.

Tammie said...

wonderful to see and read about your wonderful holidays, it really does look like gorgeous weather!

wishing you fun with your airbrush. i had friends to long ago that airbrushed t-shirts and that was their business.

the birds are sweet as cab be.

lovely New Year and beyond to you~

Gloria said...

Looks like it was a fun day at the beach and am glad your Christmas was great. Love your work. It's a pretty good piece for the use of an air brush. I have one but have yet to use it. This coming year will attempt to try it out. I like your work. I wish you a Happy New Years and hope that all your wishes and dreams come to fruition.

Beadwright said...

I love my air brushes. I have a few. Your practice pieces are great!!! You will have fun with the air brush.

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy New Year Nicola ;o) I love the beach pictures! And, your sand frog is too adorable ;o) All your art is amazing, as always ;o) The airbrush sounds cool!! Good luck ;o)

La Abela said...

So I think you have already dominated, that fountain I was great and also leave. Happy new year

Anonymous said...

beautiful beach photos, an air brush, now thats exciting!! Beautiful job,

Carol said...

Sounds like a fun new toy and you seem to be getting the hang of it. Love the beach shots :0)
Happy New Year!!!

EVA said...

An air brush! How cool!!

The canvas experiment is gorgeous and I love the bag! How cute!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful New Years, Nicola! All the best for 2012!

Carola Bartz said...

Your sandfrog is wonderful, and those two lovebirds are so cute!
I have no idea how to use an airbrush - your angel looks very beautiful.

Have a wonderful new year!

Sabina said...

I've never painted using an air brush tough based on your work it looks like a lot of fun. Great job with the birdies.

Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Anonymous said...

It's so nice to meet and follow another artist.
Your drawings are so fun and whimsical! I love them!

Have yourself a great night.

Ciao bella.

Creative Carmelina

Dani Cristin said...

Adorei os desenhos e pinturas.
muito criativo!!


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