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Natalie x

Monday, 21 April 2008

My Paintings

Not only am I a Card Maker but, also am an Artist! I have been an artist for over 3 years and have been painting since I was very young! Painting is another passion of mine and is something my husband and I have in common! Infact, we met in his art shop on the coast of Fife, Pittenweem (lovely picturesque fishing village). Every year there is what's called the "Pittenwweem Arts Festival" and, both DH and I have been showing our work over the last few years.

Above is one of my many paintings. This small painting is a abstract of a seascape where I have splattered a handfull of sequins and beads to create sparkles . The paints used are pearlescent acrylics, these are just BEAUTIFUL to work with.

Shown above and below is another painting of mine which I painted last year for the Pittenweem Arts Festival. Here I have used Rembrandt Watercolours. Even though this took forever to produce I thoroughly enjoyed doing this and I am very pleased with the results. Painting flowers is one of my favourite subjects. I could spend many many many hours painting flowers....... Pictured below, is more of a close up!

This is a tonal sketch of a Stargazer lily which I did last year also. This was also very therapeutic to compose also. I use to to do many tonal sketches many years ago and decided to start doing them again which I am glad I did as it gives you a feel for light and dark shades. This helps when coming to work with colour!

Hope you enjoy looking at these works of mine. Just something a little different for you all to see.


twiggypeasticks said...

Beautiful paintings hun, I love the sketch of the Stargazer lily, they are my favourite flower and I had them in my wedding bouquet. I've just unpacked my oils and acrylics - haven't used them since before Twiglet was born in May 2005!!! Only problem is I haven't got anywhere to work but might take some on holiday to Anglesey in June- see if I can recapture my painting mojo. lovely stuff

Jane said...

WOW WOW WOW Natalie these paintings are awesome, your so talented!
Jane x

Jules said...

I just love love love your paintings hun, they are soooo beautiful. You have such talent, I am in awe.

The lily is my favourite, but then they are my favourite flower and I just love the serene quality they have.

Thanks for sharing your work with us.

Jules xxx

Ickle Pickle said...

Gorgeous paintings Natalie. I adore your Lily, it's amazing :)

Martine said...

wow these are amazing hun, i am truly in awe at your talents, well done

LAZY-TROUT said...

Wow Natalie these are just gorgeous - I do love the tonal sketch of the Lily.

tiggertastic said...

Wow Natalie, you are a very talented lady. Your paintings are absolutely breath taking.

Sarah x

Julie said...

Natalie you are so talented !!!

I love all of your works of art but really love the lily sketch

Julie x

CindyBee said...

Wow Natalie - they are gorgeous - you a very talented. Thanks for sharing your paintings with us

Susie Blackwell said...

Natalie these are amazing, I rated myself as a painter untill I saw these I couldn't imagine producing something to this standard!

tiggertastic said...

WOW......... your paintings are Beautiful hun.

Thanks for showing them to us, and
please continue to share your wonderful art work with us.

I have to say my fav is the black and white such clear detail displayed.

sarah x