Thursday, November 16, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 11/17

Hi Everyone!

First I need to apologize for not getting to all of you this last week. Lots of medical stuff going on out of town. I always leave a comment for everyone and I just couldn't get it done this week.  A big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting 
Paint Party Friday.  I have two drawings this week. Like I said lots of out of town traveling. 
Thank you to everyone who comments on my blog. I appreciate it so very much.
 Now for art.
This was a difficult study. Hiding the forefingers and thumbs and trying to make this look realist. It is all a lesson. 
To see the detail click on the picture.


I bought new paper last week and I DO NOT LIKE IT! 
It is Strathmore
drawing paper but not what I normally buy. It is lighter weight, a different tooth, and it folds or rolls. Shading is much different as well.  Next time I go to town I will get my regular paper.


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

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful portraits, lovely job on the fingers in the first one. So sorry you don't like the paper.

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  2. Lovely art. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  3. what wonderful beautiful imaginative faces!!!
    happy PPF
    elke

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  4. You did a beautiful job of hiding those fingers. Have a great weekend, Nicole

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  5. Nicole, your work is next to perfect. I am always so amazed at the details in your art. The hands are great. Both drawings are so lifelike.

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  6. gorgeous portraits Nicole, and you did an excellent job with the hands and fingers on the first one! Well done. Happy PPF!

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  7. great portraits, you manage to capture a mood in there, so good

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  8. Lovely portraits ~ hands can be hard to do and you did it well ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. you are very brave with your drawings Nicole! those fingers in front of the eyes, and the short curly hair on the other one. Well done! Hope your next week will be less stressed ♥

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  10. These are gorgeous sketches. Her fingers are wonderful and love the highlights in her hair. The second sketch really draws me in, she is so deeply intriguing to me, beautifully done. I love that feeling when you find the right paper and drawing upon it feels sublime...and yes when it is not the right fit, it is no fun. Hope you find your kind of paper! enjoy
    happy PPF
    Victoria

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  11. hopefully the paper wasn't too much money, im not a big fan of strathmore paper myself

    never need to apologize for not commenting or visiting blogs, life gets in the way of blogland and people do understand :)

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  12. Good for you! Hands are so difficult and these are lovely and so is her hair. Nice portraits, inspite of the paper! Happy PPF

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  13. such beautiful work, I love the fingers on her the eyes in the first work it makes it come to life, portraits can be so boring but not yours!!! the second is beautiful as well, the womans eyes are amazing, that zing of color is perfect!!!!

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  14. Beautiful faces shine even though you don't like the paper!!!

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  15. I hope everything is ok Nicole!! No need for apologies! We love you!
    Both these pieces are amazing!! Wow!! So much detail with the hands and eyes!!
    Big Hugs!

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  16. Lovely drawings. You got the details just right. Hope the medical stuff is not serious.

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  17. Your finger study was not an easy one I think. I tried to put my fingers like that and it was hard to do :) Sorry that youe health gets in the way of art. Still your portraits are super :)

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  18. These are lovely, I think it's great that you did such a challenging pose! I like to try new materials too on occasion. Sometimes it works out, sometimes less so, but I think it's worth the attempt for when it very much works out. Sorry the new paper didn't work so well for you.

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  19. Isn't it funny how important paper is! Some papers are difficult to draw if the surface is not smooth enough or it's difficult move a pencil on it...
    Beautiful faces again.
    Have a good week!

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  20. I love the detail (ear, eyes, nose, mouth) of the face. . .so difficult to do. Ouch I know your paper disappointment. Blessings, Janet

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  21. Both are beautiful portraits! You captured the muscles in that first pose so well and great presence and expression in the second - happy to visit again and see more of your art!

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  22. Wonderful scetches! And what a challenge to paint on unusual paper ;) ♥ Conny http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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