Friday, June 8, 2012

Sunday Sketches and Paint Party Friday...works in progress! :0)

Hi guys well I can't believe another busy week is at an end. I managed to finish the lady I showed you in my last post. I felt she needed more depth to her face and wanted to soften her up a bit as I felt like she looked a bit cold so I added eyelashes.

I think I'm finally satisfied with her now :0) She is painted in oils so when she finally dries I shall be adding her to my shop!

I also went into work again this week (I still can't believe I'm actually getting paid to do this) and worked on the mural for the preschool. I have also been continuing with the art classes and I'm absolutely loving this! :0)
I think the mural is really coming together now! :0) I'm hoping to finish the hills and completely paint the tree next week, although it is a public holiday on one of the days I'm due in next week so I'm not sure how far I will get. I'm loving this though it's such a great experience it's so funny to see something of mine on such a large scale! :0)

These last couple of paintings are my current WIPs. I really enjoying going from one piece to the other it keeps me interested. These are also in oils, I can't get enough of oils at the moment!

I just wanted to leave you with this shot I took in my garden this morning, for those of you lucky people sweltering in the summer heat, just think of me waking up to -5c!!! I have to say though it really is pretty!

Oh and I have a question for you. I just noticed that my blogger has changed and I can't find where to see my 'newsfeed' anymore. I want to see what you've all been up to and I can't find it, can anyone tell me where it is now as it all looks different?

Thanks and I hope you all had a great week! :0)

22 comments:

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Love her side view, she's so cute. :D

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Her eye makeup (lashes) make her glamorous.

That mural is great. It will be a nice addition.

Also looking at your sidebar, the Koi Fish are fun!

Happy PPF!

Nancy

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely portrait and so well done ~ loving the mural too and glad you are getting paid to create ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous girl, Nic! :) I'm lowing the owl and rainbow tree, too. Stay worm! :)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love her expression and you did an amazing job with that angle! And the mural is looking great too!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

The finished girl is really beautiful. and that mural - YAY for you. How fun is that!? Happy PPF

kristin maynes said...

All are wonderful pieces! How fun to be paid to do fun paintings/murals. Happy PPF!

La Abela said...

Your work underway are already great and your great girls. Saludos

Mary C. Nasser said...

Your finished portrait looks terrific with the eyelashes!

And I LOVE seeing the progress of your mural as artist-in-resident!!

Great WIPS, too! So prolific!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

love how that hair is coming along... and how awful is this cold weather... it is even cold in Brisbane!!!!

Kat Sloma said...

Wow, FROST! Yikes! How fun to paint that big on the wall. Happy PPF!

Lynn said...

So much to see and enjoy here, thank you! And HPPF too!!!!

Linda said...

Really loving that mural. My daughter and I worked on one for my grandsons room and it was easy and fun but very time consuming.

Love the girl with the big blue eyes too. Can't wait to see it finished.

Have a great weekend.

Giggles said...

She is so beautiful!! Love the mural too!! So much talent here!! Love all the color too!!

Hugs Giggles

Sabina said...

Your girl is lovely (long lashes are always nice touch) and the mural looks like it's so much fun to do.

As for Blogger--I have a bone to pick with them too. In February I switched from Blogger to Wordpress and then in March, Google Friend Connect stopped supporting external blogs. So I lost my news feed and 175 lovely followers who stopped seeing my updates too. Not sure what it is exactly they're doing to people who are still on Blogger (the same thing?) but I think it's really rude to pull that service out from under people, because it essentially forces us to start over.

wednesday said...

Those little touches really made a difference in this painting, now it's even better!

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey busy girl, everything is looking amazing!
With blogger, go to your blogger dashboard. On the left hand side, you will see your reading list and the most recent updates should be listed. That's how I keep updated ;o) Hope this helps ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

I forgot to say, your garden picture is really pretty!

EVA said...

She turned out beautifully! Love the angle of her face.

Can't wait to see the mural complete!

Mandy said...

your girl is wonderful...love her face, and your mural will look so happy and colourful once it's finished too....looking forward to seeing the finished wips too...xxx

Anne said...

Fabulous works, love your style!

Kristin Dudish said...

I'm loving all of your works in progress (including that very fun mural)!

Sending you some warmth...

xo
Kristin

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