Saturday, March 30, 2013

Paint Party Friday and Sunday sketches

Hi guys, hope you are all having a great Easter weekend so far.  We aren't going anywhere for the holidays but had a lovely family lunch and easter egg hunt at my Aunties place yesterday it was beautiful!

This week I've been finishing up a commission doing more experimenting with a drippy painting and yesterday I cracked open my new prismacolour pencils (where have you been all my life). I'm so in love with those pencils but first things first.

First up is a commission I was asked to do for a friend. She is running a womens group through her Church and it is her very first one that she is running so wanted to give a gift to each of her ladies in her group. She asked me to make a bookmark using the quote and we decided upon one of my ladies to go along with it. I added some beads and those cute little dragonflies, really happy with how they came out :0).

Next up is a bit of a mixed media experiment. I felt like drawing something a little different so had a play around with this owl and some watercolours and coloured pencils.

Do you recognise this hottie? :0) I felt like painting a man for a change and I have to say it wasn't had staring at this face for a few hours ;0). For those of you who don't know this is 'Damon' (Ian Somaholder) from The Vampire Diaries. My little guilty pleasure ;0)

This last piece I doodled yesterday whilst trying out my new Prismacolors. I thought I'd buy a pack and see what all the fuss was about. And WOW!!!! I LOVE them they are so vibrant and blend so well together. I just started sketching some eyes to practice how to use them and buy the end of my doodling session I was left with this strange piece :0) I decided to call it 'Dysmorphia' as it made me think of how some people have a totally different body image to what they really look like. I just love how the colours all blended together I think this might be my new obsession :0)





15 comments:

Cat Beringer said...

Nice job on painting the hottie! Love those ice blue eyes!!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I love your bookmarks, they are so pretty, feminine, and delicate! Looks like you're already putting your new supplies to excellent use. I have a tendency to wait a while until I break into the new stuff, but I think your way is better!

Faye said...

I wish my doodles looked like your eyes and mouth! Beautiful works - all of them. The bookmarks will be a huge hit.

denthe said...

Those bookmarks are awesome! And your guy very handsome! Yes, prismacolors are by far the best pencils, at least in my experience. Very nice to use too!

Tammie Dickerson said...

Wow - I think that painting the hottie MUST be some kind of "art therapy"!! I think I need a little therapy right now :)

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Lots of lovely work here, I am sure all the ladies at your friends church will love their bookmarks, what a good idea!.

Paper rainbow said...

I love your Owl,.Love the use of watercolour and pencil,

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Easter ;o) Your commission pieces are very beautiful! I love the owl!! He is a darling ;o) Great job on your hunky man ;o) And, your last piece is so cool!!! I truly love it! Have a great weekend ;o)

Aga Gasiniak said...

Dear Nicola, your art is beautiful and inspiring. Beautifully delicate. Thank you for sharing. Have a Happy Easter!

Anne Manda said...

Lovely bookmarks! Great that you are having fun with prismacolors, it shows: wonderful piece! Love the multicolored owl! And the hottie! :)

bellefrogworks said...

Bookmarks are great. I like your other pieces a lot - especially how "dysmorphia" just grew out of your doodling. It's a bit surreal and weird - but I really like it! HPPF

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You've been having fun with your artwork. I've been using Prismacolors since I was in High School, and I LOVE them. Blessings!

Netty said...

loving your pretty bookmarks and your terrific artwork.
Happy Easter and HPPF. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Giggles said...

WOw Dysmorphia' is a powerful piece! Oh so true some never see them self in their true light. Bookmarks were excellent too!! All wonderful work!

Hug Giggles

EVA said...

What a wonderful assortment of artwork this week! Really liked Damon. Cool - and while I haven't watched the show.. the dripping red seems appropriate!

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