Friday, March 22, 2013

Paint Party Friday

Hi guys,

I've been so busy with trying new things the last couple of weeks and have gone back to watercolour. I did try to post last week but was having trouble yet again with using my blog. So frustrating but I have it working again.

So this week I wanted to share my latest paintings with you:
So my new direction started with this portrait. I painted the face first and felt that it needed a little oomph. So I just played around with the hair. It was really hard for me to leave the hair as it was without much detail or depth but I'm so glad I did. I really like the looseness this technique has given my work.

So after that one I decided to revisit my 'Disappointed' sketch that I showed you last post. I re-drew it then painted the detail on the face. I took a massive plunge ( for me) and started to do the drippy hair again, and took a big chance when I guided the drips down the face. It was quite liberating heheheh.

'Disappointed'......

I have to admit it's not often that I fall in love with one of my own paintings but I really love this one. It represents taking a chance and stepping outside of my comfort zone as well as the feelings I had when I originally drew the sketch :0)

Next up I did this green lady who I decided to put some words to. It's funny how putting some words to a picture can completely change the feel or meaning.

This one I called 'Take my breath away'.....

"Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” — Maya Angelou


I really liked the quote with the picture.

The last painting I wanted to share with you I did a couple of weeks ago. I saw a photo of a bloggy friends beautiful daughter and was inspired to paint her using my new found obsession of 'drippy painting' :0)

I'm so inspired with my new found love of watercolours it's funny how I seem to go through different phases of what mediums I like to use.

I've also been playing around with getting some of these designs printed onto bags and even a t-shirt for myself :0)
 "You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try".




Last but not least I have decided to do another market in the beginning of May so I thought I'd have a play around with framing my paintings so that I can take them along with me, I need to give these frames a good wipe but am really happy with how they look :0)

Looking forward to catching up with you all and sorry for my absence! :0)


 



20 comments:

Kim said...

Love them all but Take My Breath Away is my fav, love it! HPPF!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

I love the looseness of your work Your drippy paintings are great. Good luck with the market

denthe said...

I love your drippy paintings! So beautiful! And that t-shirt looks awesome!

Linda said...

your portraits are gorgeous!!! I love their full lashed expressive eyes, and the drippy hair is FAB!!

Deanna said...

Congrats on trying something new and sticking with it long enough to really get a feel for the technique! I love Take My Breath Away, simply stunning!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful portraits! Love the painterly hair!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Gloria in CA said...

Great hair. Love those t-shirts and bags. Love it! Thanks. Happy PPF!

Netty said...

beautiful portraits and loving the drippy hair.
Happy PPF, Annette x

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

Elissa said...

Fabulous portraits, I love 'Take my breath away' but my overall favourite is 'Disappointed' as I think the depth of expression you convey with the girl is remarkable.

Happy PPF!

Giggles said...

Oh my goodness I love all these wonderful portraits...especially disappointed...her emotion is so blatant!! Excellent job love the tee and the bag too!! Nice way to advertise your art...you will be complimented!!

Hugs Giggles

Cat Beringer said...

I love the way you used the drips coming down from the hair, perfect for these paintings. It really adds to the mood. Really nice!!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I have been playing with drip today... they aren't quite as lovely as yours but think they might get there... I love this new direction for you and am excited to see where it goes...xx

Anne Manda said...

Really, really like your new direction with drips, looks awesome - modern and nicely loose and effortless! Good work! <3

Magic Love Crow said...

Your girls are all so different ! I love them! Happy, sad, magical. All so very beautiful! I love the watercolor! Good luck at the market! I know you will do well ;o)

Jessica Sporn said...

particularly loving the drips on girl #2! Happy PPF on Saturday!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

These are wonderful. I love the way you ran the paint. Very dramatic and beautiful.
Nicole/Beadwright

NatashaMay said...

Oh wow! I love these watercolors and that T-shirt is freaking awesome! :)

Adrienne Rose said...

I am loving your drippy paintings! "Disappointed" is really amazing. Great job on getting out of your comfort zone! They're so lovely.

Kristin said...

Hi Nicola!
I love catching up with you and your beautiful talent. I LOVE that colorful drippy painting and disappointed is fabulous. xoxo

Clare said...

Love your blog, adore your faces and wonderful to have them made into everyday items. You have given me an inspiration to go make and wear my own art. Thank YOU!

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