Friday, April 13, 2012

Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches

Hi guys,

Well my blogging is becoming increasingly sporadic and I do apologise for that. Life seems to be getting in the way of my art which can be very frustrating sometimes but also can't be helped.

We had an interesting week which began with my littlest hurting himself on the trampoline and my husband and I spending our 12th wedding anniversary in the hospital emergency department. Luckily it was a nasty sprain not a break but the poor little guy has been hobbling around all week, and still isn't right.

I've been working on some lesson plans for next term as I shall be starting my artist in residence position, I'm so looking forward to that. The school holidays are about to start so I hope to put some of these plans into place and try them out on my own boys first so that I can see what works and what doesn't. I'm nervous but so excited about this new direction my art is taking me, i shall keep you posted on how it all goes.

In the meantime I managed to work on my large canvas which I showed you last post as well as a couple of  portraits of my beautiful nieces as well as a quick sketch I did in front of the tele this afternoon.





I hope you all had a great Easter and look forward to seeing what you've all been up to!!! :0)

34 comments:

Jenn Girl said...

Love the water lily and the girl in purple.

Helen Campbell said...

Beautiful paintings! It sounds like you're quite busy getting ready for your artist in residence position. I hope you share what you "practice" with your boys. Happy PPF!

peggy gatto said...

I love your sweet banner!!!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

The water lily is looking amazing and hope your son is getting better.... our daughter broke her foot in a couple of places on a trampoline and it is so easily done isn't it... so awful when they are hurt, but you are still managing to get some lovely work done...xx

Pointy Pix said...

congrats on your artist in residence post. what exactly will you be doing? it sounds very exciting. hope your wee boy recovers from his accident soon. you still managed to prodice lots of great work despite the distractions!

Netty said...

Sounds as if you are have a pretty hectic time at the moment. Loving your beautiful work. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Sunshineshelle said...

I'm a bit sporadic with posting at the moment too! I love these (esp the last pencil sketch) and hope your little one starts feeling better on his feet soon!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

beautiful painting this all!

NatashaMay said...

Really gorgeous artwork! :) HOpe you get to find some more time to spend painting. :)

Giggles said...

Hope you're little one recovers quickly!! Love trampolines, but they can be dangerous!! Lovely paintings of your family!! Good luck with the art residency!

Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Nordljus said...

Lovely work, I especially like your waterlily. Such great, vibrant colours. Hope your little man will be better soon! Happy PPF!

wednesday said...

Beautiful paintings of your nieces, they will love them. The water lilies and the sketch are fabulous too.

Glad to hear your trampoliner only has a sprain. We have been lucky with ours, I was the only one who ever got hurt.

laurie said...

so sad about your son, hope he mends quickly, beautiful work, as always, you do what you do so well, love the vibrant colors, best of luck with your artist in resident work.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Nicola, sorry to hear about your son! I hope his leg heals fast! Hopefully he'll be more careful! Your paintings are beautiful, I especially like the girl with red hair! She has a wistful expression and reminds me of a daughter of a friend of mine! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Gloria said...

Oh1 I hate to see anyone suffer, especially a young child! What does an artist in residency entail? My daughter got her masters in elementary art education and is having a hard time finding a job since the recession and many school letting art and music go by the wayside.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Lovely art!
Makes me want to paint portraits of my niece and newphew!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creations ~ all of them so well done ~ hope your son has a speedy recovery ~ happy 12th Anniversary by the way ~ do something special ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

JKW said...

Your 'girls' are so unique and beautiful. Love the paintings. The 2 birds in your banner are so adorable. Prayers for your youngun' and Happy Anniversary, celebrate the whole 12th year - Enjoy. Blessings, Janet PPF

Anne said...

Great faces, so vibrant and expressive! And the water lily is beautiful! Happy PPF!

Carol said...

Love your work!!! Seems like we are busy busy busy these days. I swear I meet myself coming and going most days :0)

Alicia C said...

I love the way the lotus looks practically 3 dimensional! astounding.

Magic Love Crow said...

I hope your little one is better ;o) All of your paintings are amazing, like always! Your last sketch is so pretty! I am excited for you too, in the new direction your art is taking you ;o) Hugs ;o)

Anne said...

Sweet paintings! I haven't spent much time with paint and canvas in a while, been too busy paintings walls and furniture!!!

Happy PPF!

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Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

My favourite is the pencil sketch girl. So sweet!

Petrea said...

You have been busy! I love the use of colour on the girls and lily pads, really bring it to life.

Ayala Art said...

What a way to spend your anniversary! But at least it was nothing too serious.
Happy PPF

earthenmagic said...

...thankyoU for the s.s. share! ~ hugs to yoU and kindred ~ love all your pieces equally! ~ blessed be!...
...xXx...

m7 said...

love all ur sketches, great colouring! :)

Catherine... said...

Beautiful artwork...glad your son is ok. :)

KAT said...

life does get exciting and challenging at times. Glad to hear you are OK. Love those little gals portraits. and your work is a blessing to many others

- KAT -

Monk(e) said...

I hope for quick healing for the little guy. .....and keep up the painting. : )

'Sophia' said...

Your portraits are wonderful. Wow. Well done. Oh so sweet. :)

Love the sketch you did as well. Hope things start to settle down a bit for you soon!

Hugs

Tammie Lee said...

I hope your son is feeling better and healing well. odd timing. i remember when my son was young, every time i was going on a vacation he would get sick the night before, serious things too!

loved seeing all your art. wishing you a wonderful time teaching.

Diane Duda said...

Ahhh yes, the trampoline injuries. We've had our share. Hope he's okay.
Lovely artwork, especially that sketch! Thanks so much
for stopping by and saying nice things about mine. :)

Di

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