Friday, February 24, 2012

Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches - Portraits and a new painting for our new room!

Hi guys I missed last week as we were away at a family gathering down the coast but i have been working on more portraits over the last couple of weeks first up is Morgan Freeman (well my interpretation of him).

I've always loved his face, such an interesting one to paint and of course his acting and that voice!!!


Next up was a painting of Noel Fielding from a show called 'The Mighty Boosh', if you haven't seen it it's completely out there but very funny, a quirky British show.
This next painting is one that I've done for our new rumpus room, we've been going through renovations (stage 3 of our big plan) and it's nearly finished, newly painted with lots of bare walls so I decided to paint this tree painting to compliment our colour scheme, i just did it on a whim but had so much fun and I'm really happy with it! :0)


Last but not least here are some experiments I did with some sea rocks that I picked up last weekend, some I painted on and others were perfect the way nature made them so I just varnished them. I'm now looking for a small drill to drill a hole through the top to make into pendants!




If anyone has any tips on how to drill these it would be much appreciated!!! Looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to! x

26 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful painting.. please be so kind and turn off yoor word verification...
thank you!It´s so hard to comment on your blog!

La Abela said...

Great portraits, you are a great fisonomista. Saludos

It is true his word verificción is very difficult.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Wow, you NAILED Morgan Freeman! Gorgeous paintings and the rocks are such a cool idea, I can't wait to see how you make it work!

Pointy Pix said...

You really captured the likeness of both Morgan Freeman and Noel Fielding (I just can't get into his humour unfortunately!) and I love the almost spooky quality to the tree silhouette painting.

those stones are beautiful - such amazing shapes the sea has sculpted some of them into.

Netty said...

Loving your portraits and that fab tree painting. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Carol said...

Great paintings! Love the tree one for your home ans those rocks are great too.

WrightStuff said...

Love Morgan - he is quite a challenge and you got him spot on.

My other half used to be a miner so I'll ask him about the drilling!!

pauline said...

Great portraits! I love Morgan Freeman too... his voice and his face. And those stone are incredible. Amazing when we really notice the textures & colours. They'd be beautiful as pendants (with your little paintings on them). Happy PPF! xoxo

Ayala Art said...

Great portraits! I love also the rocks you found, we always enjoy finding little treasures too, when we go to the coast.
As for drilling, I guess you will have to keep them wet, like when cutting ceramic tile? But there's strong glue/epoxy, to add a metal hook to hang them. Just a thought....

EVA said...

Wonderful portraits Nic! I love the painting for your renovated room - hope you will show it to us up on the wall.

Lovely stones.

(P.S. - btw do you know you have word verification on?)

Anne said...

Great portraits, especially that Morgan Freeman, awesome!Good job! Lovely rocks, too! :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

The Morgan Freeman portrait is my favorite! :) Really captures his personality!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Magic Love Crow said...

I love Morgan Freeman! And, your painting of him is fantastic! I wouldn't drill your sea rocks, sorry! I think they would be great painted and for people to have and collect ;o) I love rocks and collect them ;o)

Anne said...

Great job on everything! So diverse! Your portraits really look great. Recognized them right away!

Your tree looks wonderful and I love the rocks! Good luck drilling them!

Happy PPF!

Daniele Valois said...

Wow, those faces are great. But let me just say, I LOVE that tree!!!

Fallingladies said...

You are getting soooo much done , love it all!!!

Jenn Girl said...

Great work! Love it all. Especially the pendants!

Sophia said...

You are seriously getting good with your faces. I LOVE the Morgan Freeman one. Absolutley brilliant!! :)

Happy PPF

BlackPumpkin said...

You're really good at postraits!!
And I love your stones!!

SHERI C said...

You have all kinds of stuff this week. Busy Busy! I really like the fun rocks and art too.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/Happy Horse Studio

Annabelle said...

My, you have captured Morgan beautifully.....recognized him right away as did my daughter who adores him.
Adore your love bird owls in your header...so cute and whimsical. Truly luv your style.

Annabelle said...

About drilling the rocks...never done it but I have drilled glass and if you look on line I'm sure you'll find some information on what drill type to use....probably submersed in water like glass , although not certain.I use a dremel .

wednesday said...

Great job on the portraits. Yes, Morgan has an awesome face, and Noel has a fabulous nose. Love the swirly tree for the rumpus room.

Anne said...

Awesome job & those rocks are sweet!!

Julia Christie said...

Wow! The portrait of Morgan Freeman is so good! Well done You!!!
I love the rocks to and your painting is my new favorite! Glad to hear your reno is going well too.

Smiles
xo

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!!! how did I ever miss this post!!!! you are amazing with these new pieces!!! wonderful work Nicola!!!

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