Friday, October 18, 2013

Wow! It's been a while.....

I just realised how long it's been since I updated my blog. And it certainly has been a while. I haven't had much time for blogging and even my own art lately due to work commitments and commissions that I have been working on. It's all good just life seems to get away from me sometimes and I realise I need to take a breath and do some art and blogging for my soul. So I apologise for my absence.

I have been working on a giant fibre glass cow called a 'Picasso Cow' at school with a team of wonderful  children but I cannot show you pictures of that until we have had competition day then I can tell you all about it. I have had another Pink commission which I was very proud of and I have been busy with school holidays etc. So I don't want to bombard you with everything I have been working on in the last couple of months so I'll just show a select few.

Firstly this is on of my commissions that I finished, it was of two sisters and has since been framed in it's new home and looks lovely all framed up! :)

This is just a quick painting I did that is close to my heart, it is a portrait of my uncle who is no longer with us but I had an urge to paint one day :)

I have also been very busy stocking up my etsy shop with lots of new goodies, many are handmade pendants, made from prints of my paintings. You can click on my etsy link to the right of this post if you'd like to see more :)

This is the latest Pink commission that I was asked to do......
I think she looks so great in a frame! :)

Last but not least is something I've been playing around with today. I decided to have a go with my air brush which hubby bought me a couple of Christmasses ago and I'm ashamed to say I haven't really used it much mainly because I didn't have the right paint and I didn't know how to use it. So we bought some good paint and I had a big play with it today. I had so much fun. I'm no where near able to use it properly yet but I'm happy with what I accomplished today. I used the airbrush for the skin tone then used a fine brush for all the little details on top and added a bit of my drippy style that I like to do on top. This is a portrait of Miley Cyrus. I'm looking forward to using my air brush more often! :) Happy Friday everyone!






8 comments:

Netty said...

Lots of beautiful paintings here Nicola, so pleased you shared them, Annette x

Jess said...

You've done a great job with your airbrush! I was given one as a present many years ago and for many years it sat in its box unused because I didn't know how to use it. It eventually was sold and now I so wish I'd kept it! The portrait of your uncle is lovely, something to treasure. :)
Jess x x

MeOfCourse said...

I have yet to use my airbrush simply because of not know how to use it and too lazy to learn. Great portraits, all of them. It's also great to see you again Nicola. Have a wonderful day.
gloria

Magic Love Crow said...

The air brushing is amazing! So happy with all your commission work! Your new pendants are cool! Take Care and good to see you ;o)

Francie said...

A beautiful collection of portraits. Especially like the one of your uncle.

peggy gatto said...

You are an amazing artist!!!

Giggles said...

Lots of beautiful paintings here! Good job!!

Hugs Giggles

Shelley Whiting said...

I love the commission of the sisters. It's very magical and sweet.

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