Friday, July 26, 2013

Paint Party Friday

Hi guys,

First up I apologise for the long post, well it's long as I have lots of pics to show you. Well I've been so busy these last few weeks as I've picked up extra days at work at the school I've had back to back commissions and I'm getting ready for a Burlesque Bazaar so I've just been posting the odd photo of what I've been working on to my facebook I'm sorry I neglected my blog.

So here are a collection of things that have kept me very busy in the last month or so:

First up I have done some drawings and paintings of different expressions as I wanted to work on improving my portraits. This is a young Sean Connery :)
 Next up is Miranda Hart! I LOVE her and her show and really enjoyed painting her quirky expression! :)
 This next pencil drawing started off as a pic of Angelina Jolie but I got a bit carried away and she turned into something else :) but I still like it!
 This is a portrait of a friend of mine that I painted. She is so photogenic that I couldn't resist putting her in one of my paintings.
 This gorgeous beauty was a commission for a lady who loves cows!
 Here are some beautiful art works by the kindergarten class. Last term i worked with them over quite some time and we concentrated on blending techniques with the oil pastels and how to use them properly. I also introduced them to abstract art with this Kandinsky inspired lesson where they created their own concentric circle pieces. They really had a ball with this project and I was so impressed! They all look fantastic on their classroom wall together!

 In the next lesson we created a 3d piece using our Kandinsky circles, the kindergarteners folded the wings and stuck them on to the paper. These turned out wonderfully too!

 There are some wonderful artists in Kindy!
 Love the colours in this last one!
 Here are a couple of portraits that I have made which I've turned into prints for my upcoming Burlesque Bazaar!

 I've also been playing around with painting glass.......


 Here are some bottle cap pendants that I made using prints of my recent work!

 I'm so happy with these! :)

 Last but not least is my latest commission! I had sooooo much fun with this one!
Phew!!!!! As you can see things have been a bit crazy busy for me lately but I wouldn't have it any other way! I love what I'm doing! :) Hope you are all having a great Friday!

21 comments:

Giggles said...

Impressive...but my favorite part of all was being greeted by that amazing banner...wow she is fabulous!! So is everything here! So busy...many many beautiful pieces...love the idea of the necklaces too!! Good job!!!

Hugs Giggles

Robin Panzer Art said...

Lots of wonderful work here, I especially love the expression you've captured with Amanda Hart! Happy Paint Party Friday!

Jess said...

Hi Nicola, thanks for coming over to my blog and for your lovely message :) I too am finding it difficult to blog visit as much as I used to and tend to use FB a lot as it's so much quickly to dip in and out of!
You've been busy! There's some lovely work here, your portraits are great and the kindergarten paintings brilliant! I love Miranda, it must have been great fun to draw her. :)xx

Netty said...

All terrific projects, my favourite has to be Miranda Hart as you have captured her quirky personality beautifully, Happy PPF, hugs Annette x

Linda said...

wow- what a great collection of projects!!! LOVE your fabulous portraits especially. Happy PPF!

Faye said...

Your portraits are simply awesome! How you get such a likeness is eerie. They are all beautifully done.

Nic McLean said...

Wow, what a wonderful collection of art! Your portraits are so good-you really capture the likeness. You got Miranda to a tee!

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow girl, you have been busy! I don't know where to start! The cow is adorable and I love those bottle cap pendants! They did turn out great! Love the kids art! Very cool ;o) Take Care ;o)

Aga Gasiniak said...

interesting, creative and powerful art works. Thank you for sharing

Anne Manda said...

So much awesome work! Love your portraits!

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Awesome portrait-work! And I love your art class impressions you shared with us. It's so great to let children get inspired and work with art!

Happy PPF
Ilona xx

SAMARA said...

I am in love with your incredible banner!!!! But the real doozer for me was the baby. awwwww so gorgeous. And the little charms, I can see why you like them so much. Marilyn is fantastic - as are all the rest. The expressions are terrific. Man, you are talented!!! HeArtfully Yours, Samara Happy PPF

bellefrogworks said...

What a gorgeous bunch of paintings - love the kinders paintings. Children are so innately talented - the world demanding perfection just sucks the desire to create out of us! You have been very busy - all beautiful

Renee! said...

Hello there from PPF! You really have a lot going on! I love your work, the kindergarten circle project and your necklaces!!! Can't wait to see what you do next!
Renee
xoxo
www.fussitup.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Beautiful variety of work Nicola, visiting from PPF!

denthe said...

Wow! love all the different works here, your portraits are great, I love the diversity. And that new header is simply awesome ....

Michellem said...

Visiting from Paint Party Friday - These are amazing pieces - love them all but am especially drawn to the girl right above Marilyn Monroe - love her expression!

MeOfCourse said...

Beautiful collection of awesome work. Congrats on the feature. You have been busy, happily so. Thanks.
gloria

Gloria said...

wow! I really love the bottle-cap pendants. What a clever idea.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING ART!

FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

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Teresa Arsenault said...

Nicola, your portraits are stunning. I love that you use a variety of styles, from whimsy to very realistic. The emotion is some of the faces is captivating.
Blessings on your creativity,
Teresa

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