Saturday, January 21, 2012

Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches 'I'm the king of the pond'.....

 Hi guys, first up this week is a little canvas I worked on. I decided I wanted to recreate my frog princess in this mixed media piece. I used Japanese papers, painted over them with acrylic paint. I felt like it give the painting a bit more depth and texture and it was fun to do something different.
 I have added this little cutie to my shop as I think it would look lovely in a little girls bedroom :0)
 I really took my time painting the sides of the canvas too! :0)
 This sketch was another exercise I set myself, I wanted to play around with facial expression. This girl looks unimpressed with something ;0)


Lastly this is my latest piece in my frog series. 'I'm the king of the pond'....I'm sure I don't have to explain my inspiration behind this one? I painted this piece in gouache paint with some coloured pencil on top! :0) I really love how bright the gouache is, i would love to try it on watercolour paper next :0)

I'm finding my frog series a great source of inspiration, it's great to paint one of these when i'm lacking some inspiration or my muse has disappeared :0) They always make me smile too! ;0)

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and look forward to catching up on what you've all been doing!

24 comments:

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I love gouache and use it all the time... would be lost without it and can't wait to see more of your work with it... I use it on watercolour paper as well as on paper for ink and wash... it works beautifully on the smoother paper... have a great creative week xx

Carolyn Dube said...

Your pieces are such fun! I have a cheap gouache set I haven't tried yet- you're inspiring me to get it out and use it!

Gloria said...

Love your frogs. They really came out good. Happy PPF!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love them all!!! You did a nice job on painting the sides of the canvas! I love the sketch of the girl! Too cute ;o) Have a great weekend!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Fabulous work! Love the attitude of the girl, and the Titanic frogs are too funny! Happy PPF and have an inspired weekend :)

NatashaMay said...

Lol! i'm the king of the pond! :) They are all gorgeous pieces. That ris paper really does give txture to thepainting. :)

wednesday said...

Your frogs are definitely smile-making. The new sketch is really good, too.

Anne said...

Your frogs made me smile, too! So fun and sweet!!

Your girl is sweet, too. The girl does look unimpressed, or definitely like she has some thoughts she isn't going to share with us (she wants to say it, but she's not going to).

Happy PPF!

EVA said...

Definitely they make me smile! King of the pond - is fabulous as is your princess.

You captured that expression very well.

When you said King of the Pond - I thought it might be a different "King", especially after Marilyn!

Carola Bartz said...

Your frog series is fun - I like the first canvas and I can easily see it in a girl's bedroom. The "Titanic" one is great as well. I can understand that these make you feel happy!

Ayala Art said...

The little girls sketch turned out great, you did a nice job

Daniele Valois said...

I adore seeing what you've come up with every week. And that sketch is awesome. That is something I struggle with...getting the right expression that I am looking for. Maybe I should practice sketches too!

Mandy said...

adorable froggies and your sketch is perfect...xxx

Carol L McKenna said...

Such whimsical and fun frogs and wonderful expressive sketch ~ well done! ~ namaste,carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy SS ^_^

BlackPumpkin said...

They are always lovely to see!!

Gwen said...

Love your amazing series of frog paintings:)
xx

Victoria said...

Wow..all of your pieces are very beautiful and inspiring...you have a magical touch in all that you create!

and woah..I love the Portrait on your side bar of your Great G!! Wow!!

Victoria

Anne said...

Awesome! I love how you painted a design on the sides and the design is gorgeous too!

lissa said...

cute frog couple, very charming

Sabina said...

I love how you painted the sides of the canvas--now it looks like a thick book. Very cute froggies--both pics posted here and I like the pencil sketch of the girl here too.

Sophia said...

Loving all of your works here, Nicola. Especially your King of the Pond. It's brilliant. :)

Happy SS!

WrightStuff said...

Good job they can swim!

Christine said...

Love your frog series and the painted sides of your canvas!

Kristin said...

They are brilliant! I LOVE the frog princess and sweet couple! HOW cool this series is - so whimsical, colorful and fun! xoxo

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