Thursday, July 31, 2014

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY AUGUST 1

Hi Everyone!
 
Boy! has this been a busy week and the week isn't over yet. I am getting ready for a yard sale..... NEVER AGAIN. LOL Just way too much work. I am also getting ready to show some of my art in the Mind Power Art Gallery for their 25th anniversary. Congratulations to Tamara and Tera.
So I am going to try and take the weekend off. Just relaxing, painting, and watching scary movies. LOL.  I know that doesn't sound relaxing but I so enjoy the thrill of it.
 
A huge thanks to our hosts Eva and Kristin. Every week they put on the best show in town.
Come join in as an artist or visit the extremely talented group that gives us just a taste of the art they create. You will not be disappointed.
 
I have actually created a few pieces this week, even with all the other things I had to do. However, I am only going to post one painting. I am saving the others for Monday August 4th when I will be posting my answers for Artists Around The World Blog Hop and showing more art. So be sure to come back and find out just a bit more about me.
For now,  I started with a black canvas and my beloved shades of red. From there it developed into
My Japanese Dream
I saw something very much like this when I visited Japan.
 
16x20" canvas painted with acrylics.
Hope you enjoy
 
I must say that the overcast days made this a very difficult piece to photo.
The colors and depth are quite rich and
the bird has some shadowing that you can't see here.

 
Still washed out but you get the idea.

Have a great weekend!
 
Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

33 comments:

  1. Oh wow this is awesome Nicole. You've been really knocking them out of the ballpark. I too was going to join the blog hop but decided against it. Have fun. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. Lovely painting and beautiful inspiration. Happy PPF!

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  3. Wonderful painting, and I love the colours. Have a good weekend, Valerie

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  4. you have handled the bamboo so beautifully... I have a wall of it right outside the studio and love the stuff so this really appeals...xx

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  5. Very beautiful Nicole...a garage sale is a huge pain, people want things for almost nothing and I don't like bartering! I usually donate things instead! All the best with the yard sale and art show!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. This is truly wonderful, it looks 3D as if the individual images are in a box. It's an intriguing frame of purple, like purple feathers and the whole colour scheme is unusual and so effective.

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  7. It looks like a window looking into a kind of a dreamworld. I love the contrast between the green and the bright red. Beautiful work. A yard sale .... oh yes, never again! I recognize the feeling ... ;-) I hope you sell lots though, just to make it all worth it :-) Wonderful news about the gallery!

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  8. Gorgeous painting, Nicole! Not sure when you sale is (which I could come, LOL), but Good Luck!

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  9. this is such a beautiful piece, love everything about this!

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  10. Nicole, your bird and bamboo painting is gorgeous and rich in color.

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  11. very nice...love the dramatic palette you've chosen.

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  12. The painting is realistic, unless you really did add the stalks of greenery. Love the bird. . .Yes, I see the shadow. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  13. AWESOME Nicole!!!!! Love the colors and yes, the dream-like quality!
    This is so different from your usual :)
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.in/

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  14. This is beautiful! I love the colors and mood of the painting! Happy PPF!

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  15. How perfectly lovely--this fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give! Happy PPF!

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  16. Wow, you are so versatile in your art! The bamboo has such beautiful form and color variation - comes right off the canvas.

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  17. This has such a wonderful mood too it. Enjoy your weekend!

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  18. How beautiful, I love it! Congrats on your gallery showing! I look forward to seeing more of your pieces!

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  19. This is a fabulous piece, Nicole. The vibrant colors in the background really make your egret stand out. Blessings!

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  20. Beautiful painting. Enjoy a relaxing weekend!

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  21. That is such a gorgeous painting, Nicole! I love the whole feel of it - very Japanese. Enjoy your relaxing weekend!! xoxo Silke

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  22. Such a beautiful painting,Nicole!

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  23. Love that painting - it really has a Japanese feel to it. Yard sales are the worst - hope you do well with yours.

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  24. This is a special one, really cleverly done and the colours are so vibrant!

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  25. Your painting is stunning! Wow! Very rich colours! Beautiful!
    I wish I could go to your garage sale ;o) I have to admit, mom and I have had a couple and I don't think I would want to do another one! A lot of work, but some of the people are nasty! I wish you all the best! Keep a radio on the side! Music is good for the soul ;o)
    Congrats on showing your work in the gallery ;o)
    Big Hugs ;o)

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  26. quite wonderful
    wishing you a weekend that feels awesome to you.
    garage sales are a lot of work
    and once in a while worth it

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  27. Very nice!!! I love the colors ♥

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  28. Thanks for being such an avid follower of my blog! Enjoy the gallery show! Your art will stand out there and shine! Just exquisite!

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  29. Lovely painting, Nicole! Happy weekend to you and Thank you so much for taking time to visit me and my FB page!

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