Friday, 14 December 2012

Paint Party Friday

This week I have been getting to grips with acrylics, one of the goals I had set for this year. I want to change from oils to acrylics as I have problems with oil paints (allergies), my hands swell up and I get a rash on my knuckles – not pleasant. I know I should wear gloves but I like to get my hands in amongst the paint!

A perfect opportunity came up when a friend asked for a painting of some of the flowers in her garden. As I want to give the painting as a gift for Christmas, it had to be acrylics, so I bit the bullet, and in more ways than one, she likes the classical style of painting, 'none of this modern stuff please!' A hard ask for me, but as she is a lovely lady and has been so kind to me, I wanted to give her something she would love.

I have to say I really enjoyed myself, do you know the feeling when you are painting and you can't believe it is going so well, it is almost like someone is guiding your hand. Then when you have finished it you look at it and think did I do that?

And today I went to a second hand store and found a perfect frame the right size and all. I just need to rub some gilding on the frame and give it a wax and it is ready to go. Maybe I have found a new path?

Have a Happy PPF everybody, and may your build up to Christmas be smooth and joyful.

Linking to Paint Party Friday

22 comments:

  1. Wow Sharon, this is absolutely incredible! I'm blown away by the detail. It is exquisite!

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  2. That is so beautiful! You are a great artist.

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  3. Sharon this is absolutely beautiful. The colors are so rich. I can only imagine how happy your friend will be when she sees it. What a wonderful painting experience for you and present for her.

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  4. Love this, it's breath takingly beautiful! Wow, the colors, the lights and shadows, the way you have captured the transparent, fragile petals - I am impressed! I think classical style just might be your forte!

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  5. Oh, these are stunning, the colors are so beautiful. What a beautiful post on a dreary winters day. Happy PPF!

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  6. Stunning- no- this is beyond stunning! So beautiful- so colorful! Happy PPF!

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  7. I LOVE this painting and I think it's so interesting that before I started reading your post, I thought it was done in oil. You've managed to capture that glowing softness of oils. These days, I always use acrylic but was trained in water colors and I can always see the "feel" of water colors in my work, wonder if it's something to do with our artistic history? Hope that doesn't sound nuts!
    Your friend will treasure this!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  8. I first thought it was a photo but then realized it's a painting. :) Truly amazing!

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  9. As I'm sure you will love it, I struggled to find that it was not a photograph, it's great. Saludos

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  10. your flowers look so real! You are very good at the classical stuff, wow!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful! Stopped by to wish you Happy Holidays! See you in 2013.

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  12. OMG this is amazing!!! You have done so well with all the lights and shading! First it looks like a real foto to me ;)

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  13. Sharon, this painting is absolutely stunning!
    Beautiful!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  14. I had to look and look again because I thought-these are photos , where's the painting??? I am blown away by your painting-stunning!!!

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  15. wow Sharon your painting is so gorgeous and am very envious of your beautiful talents. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  16. So beautiful Sharon, it almost looks like a photo. I really would've thought this was done in oils. Your friend will be thrilled! ♥ denthe

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  17. You did a wonderful job - she will just love it. The colors are soft and lovely. Happy PPF

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  18. Sharon, your painting makes me smile! This is soooo beautiful! Wow! And i know that feeling too--did i do that? You surprise yourself indeed! Well painting it out loud really makes the difference! :)

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  19. This is a beautiful, traditional painting, I dont think you have had any trouble with the transition from oils to acrylics! You have most definately 'found your new path'

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  20. this is just stunning. WOW! Happy belated Paint Party Friday!

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  21. I kept thinking I was looking at real roses! Wow!!!

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