Friday, February 3, 2012

Paint Part Friday and Sunday Sketches - Fallen Angels

Hi guys!

Well I didn't make any challenges last week, just too caught up in Summer holidays (although if you saw the weather here today you wouldn't think it was anywhere near summer, rainy, cold and yucky!)

We're on the downhill run now with the school holidays, my baby starts kindy on Monday and the other starts year 3 on Tuesday then I'm hoping to get back into some sort of routine, I need to get stuck into the office and do some business paper work and of course some new art directions!! I have enjoyed spending time with the boys but even they are are ready to get back to school.

This week I have been working on some new angel paintings, I decided to combine my angels with my pretty ladies and they have combined to make 'Fallen Angels'.

Very much an experiment:

I think this one was my 'ugly' phase, I kinda liked it but decided to have another crack at it! This was painted on a canvas board with gouache paint!

Now I think I'm quite happy with number two! This one was also painted on a canvas board but this time with acrylics!

This next piece is my entry in Andrea's (Falling Ladies) book for the Creative Sistahs project that I'm involved with. Now this entry is for November and I have to say I found creating a November inspired piece in February a bit tricky just because I couldn't really think of anything in particular that November inspires me with, so I looked back to last November and thought about what I was doing then. Well November last year for me was very chaotic, I was in the throes of making pendants and bookmarks etc for a couple of Christmas markets that were coming up. So I thought well Christmas was coming up and I love painting Angels, I decided to combine my Angels with my 'lovely ladies' and together I felt they reminded me of a 'Fallen Angel'. Which I thought could be my little tribute to Andrea's beautiful and emotion filled 'Falling Ladies'. Phew!! I hope you can see my little thought process there and I hope that Andrea likes what I have created in her beautiful book.
I just need to finish off my written page then this will be winging it's way to Kathy! :0)

Lastly I thought I'd just show you what I had created for last weeks challenges but didn't get the time to post.
 These were both painted on water colour paper with gouache, I'm loving the brightness of gouache without it being too thick!
This little lady was inspired by my sketch of the little girl with attitude that i did a few weeks ago. I'm trying to work on my characters and facial expressions!
Hope you are all having a great week! :0) x


Kokopelli said...

Love your fallen angels. The lady with the blue hair and lipstick is great. So beautiful!

Mandy said...

All your pieces are great and i really live that first one...though you werent over happy with it..that's art right..take

Netty said...

Loving your fallen angels and your other paintings, such fun. Happy PPF, Annette x

Carol L McK said...

Very sensual angels ~ love them and the 'girl with an attitude' ~namaste,carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ~

Cathy Bueti said...

Love your angels Nicola!! The colors, the drips, and those wings are amazing!! Great to see what you have been up to!


Happy PPF!

EVA said...

So many great paintings!

Love your fallen angels and especially Andrea's travelling sketchbook! (Happy to see it arrived in a timely manner!) So gorgeous!

NatashaMay said...

Love your fallen angels! :) They are gorgeous!

Magic Love Crow said...

Natasha, I love your fallen angels!! And, I love your blue haired girl too! Your little girl is sassy and very cute ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

Sorry Nicola!! I meant to say "Nicola", not Natasha! LOL! I was reading Natasha's comment and wrote her name!

Anonymous said...

Very cute paintings!
some of these amaze me! Thank you.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your blue lady with the blue eyes and mouth. :)
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

BlackPumpkin said...

Amazing fallen angels!!!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I love your Fallen Angels series Nicola! The one with the flames in the background are kinda appropriate! haha I love that dripping wings style, I'd like to see you work more on that, I think that could really be a signature style for that series. Beautiful!

I'm always impressed with the amount of painting you can get done and with 2 kids home from school no less!
xx Jaime

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Me too, as for loving the fallen angels series- I love how distorted they are; perfect! And of course your pages for Andreas book are GREAT- I also found it hard to do my November......but you did an AWEsome job!
Happy PPF (a day late;))

Anne said...

Fabulous work! love the angels theme!

Beadwright said...

Great art in all of these. The fallen angels are my fave.

Renee! said...

Just stopping by to say hello and share some PPF love!

Kathy said...

Beautiful.. love the wings... your falling angels are the pages for Andrea's book..
Nice when they are ready to go back to school too.. you already get so much done with them home.. amazes'll be unstoppable with all this time

Gloria said...

All interesting portraits for Falling Ladies. My favorite is the blue lady with the blue lips, she's gorgeous!

artbrat said...

Your fallen angels are way cool, and I adore your latest entry in the traveling sketchbooks.

I also struggled when I worked on an October entry in February for the books. Once I got going things were fine, just makes you think a bit harder. I loved how you looked back and found your inspiration!


Fallingladies said...

Oh my, i missed this, i LOVE it, can't wait to see it up close, thank you soooo much.,


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