Friday, October 12, 2012

Paint Party Friday - Babies babies babies, school holidays and my baby's birthday!

Hi everyone,

I really wanted to post this week at Paint Party Friday and catch with you all. I've been so busy with my own two boys as it's been school holidays so it's been lots of projects  as well as creating two new pieces for some new members of my family.

First up here is my second painting on wood that I finished last week, I'm really happy with her and just have to figure out the best way to varnish her:




Now I'm pretty confident that my cousin doesn't see my blog (she follows me on facebook) so I'll post the painting I made for her new little man. It's winging it's way to Scotland so I hope it arrives safely.

I made a special canvas for his bedroom :0)




I really enjoyed working on this one as it's not very often I get to paint for boys! :0) I chose a deep canvas for this one with nice big edges so I prettied up the sides. I normally go for canvas' with very shallow sides so this was a nice change. I also incorporated some mixed media by using Japanese paper for the kite and wool for the kite strings. I hope they like it :0)

Oh next up I have to show you this new beautiful diary I bought whilst we were away on holiday down the coast a week or so ago. It was a definite indulgence but hubby insisted I deserved it! :0) It's all hand made and hand stamped leather! Bought from a market! I managed to paint a lady inside already! :0)








I called her 'Seline' :0) I can't wait to fill up this beautiful diary with lots of work! :0)

I also had a new niece arrive in the family last week, my little sister had her first which is soooooo exciting! I'm currently working on a painting for them which i shall share with you next week! Hope you are all having a great week and look forward to seeing what you've all been up to! :0) x

25 comments:

Carolyn Dube said...

I love your faces! They are so expressive! Happy PPF!

alpha shanahan said...

gorgeous! alpha shanahan #27

NatashaMay said...

I missed reading your posts Nicola. :) Love your paintings especially Marilyn. :)

Tracey Potter said...

oooh, the side of the canvas on the boy with the kite is great! Happy PPF.

Pointy Pix said...

so much going on! Congrats to your sister and am sure your nephew will love his painting! I love Seline - she's my favourite - there is something very Audrey Hepburn gamine about her with the massive eyes and little pixie face!

WrightStuff said...

That is one glamorous lady!!

Your newphew will treasure his gift I am sure.

wednesday said...

You have so much going on! Love the painting for your new nephew, what a great gift. Can't wait to see what you paint for the newest niece.

That diary is gorgeous, and so is the first painting in it.

Susan said...

Love the dear little guy with the kite. This is such a thoughtful gift!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

It made me smile to think the boy is travelling to Scotland by kite power. Not really, but it seemed like a fun idea. I think your new journal is beautiful and you have started it out with a stunning painting. Beautiful. Happy PPF

EVA said...

Three wonderful paintings! Marilyn is charming and the boy flying a kite is so fun and playful! Love it. Your new journal is getting off to a great start with that lovely lady!

Faye said...

Nicola, your paintings are all wonderful and expertly done. I really dearly love the little boy with the kite and am amazed how many details you got into that piece. I love the fact that it has real paper for the kite and yarn for the cord. It's beautiful.

Netty said...

Loving your terrific paintings and your new book looks wonderful. Happy PPF, Annette x

Lynn Cohen said...

First Lady is very sexy...movie star like!
A treasure for new boy in the family will be appreciated for year to one...love the added embellishments.
Super journal beautifully broken in!

Lynn Cohen said...

Years to come...oops!

Gloria said...

Your faces are so awesome. Great work! Love that beautiful journal and it will be having some awesome faces in there. Thanks for sharing.

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful paintings, I love your soft color range and delightful touch! HPPF!

Enejy clemens said...

Gorgeous illustrations. Love them all!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

great post full of wonderful news and work and I am having a serious case of journal entry with that stunning sketchbook... just beautiful...xx

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your journal! Beautiful! And, I love the first painting you did in it! Gorgeous eyes! The little boy painting is darling! So cute ;o)

Tammie Lee said...

hello,

so lovely to see what you have been creating. what a wonderfully unique body and gesturing in the top painting! and the second one is quite charming.

a friend in Australia sent me a journal very much like yours! I love it. For some reason i have chosen to use it for ink sketches and poetry. so fun to see yours with it's lovely painting inside.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

WOW some fabulous work here. I love it all. They will be thrilled to pieces when they see these. HPPF

Fallingladies said...

Loving your ladies and that great journal! I am envious!

Fallingladies said...

Loving your ladies and that great journal! I am envious!

Mary C. Nasser said...

You are such an amazing artist!
Your portraits have such breadth!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Loving your new art! Beautiful!

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