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Friday, June 3, 2011

Paint Party Friday 12



Friday, June 03, 2011

Paint Party Friday 12


 It's Paint Party Friday and I've been painting all week.  Simply Swans is an 8x10 that I've been working on for months.  Finally last weekend I changed the coloring of the swans and I like it much better.  I still haven't decided if it's done or not.  I am thinking of adding a few more highlights and shadows to the swans and possibly the water.  What do you think?

 This is a rock I did several years ago and it had become all faded, so I gave it a facelift.

 I got this beautiful cardinal planter from my sister for my birthday a couple of years ago and it had really faded also.  The male cardinal was a yellow red and the flowers blended in.  I might do some of the grass, I'm not sure.
This little froggy rock got a face lift too.  He was lookin' kinda sad.

As you can probably see I had a blast with my craft acrylics, it's the kind of paint I used when I first started painting.
I hope you can find some time to hop on over to the Host Blog of Paint Party Friday and check out the other entries.  You will find some awesome artwork!
Have a wonderful weekend.
hugs,
Brenda

46 comments:

art2cee2 said...

i love those swans and the ripples on the water is just fantastic. I am also crazy about your painted rocks! fantastic work!!

Tammie said...

wonderful to see all your art. awesome that you are enjoying it in varied ways.

SHERI C said...

Love the swans. You create very fun rock art too. HAPPY PPF!

Christine said...

you've been so productive this week, the swans and rocks look so nice.

brendathour said...

Thank you so much Crystal, Tammie, Sheri and Christine.

priti.lisa said...

Part of my gardening chores each year...re-painting the rocks and other ornaments...yours look just grand, brenda!
♥♥

Hybrid J said...

The swan and and the ripples work are just fantastic. Well Done!

Julie said...

These look great! Happy PPF!

Roban Studio said...

I'd say the swans are finished and you should frame it! Beautiful work. Love your painted rocks as well. Have a great weekend! :-)

Maggie said...

I love your swans. I don't think you should do anything else with it, it's perfect! Love your cardinals, too.

Sunshineshelle said...

The swans are gorgeous, I don't think it needs anything else, looks perfect Brenda and those rock paintings are fun & fabulous!!

readingsully2 said...

The swans are gorgeous. Love the others too. :)

brendathour said...

Thank you so very much Lisa, Jamie Lee, Julie, Rhonda, Maggie, Shelle and Carole.

maddyrose said...

The swans are perfect the way they are. Your painted rocks are great. You really have been busy refreshing everything. Have a super weekend.

carlarey said...

Beautiful swans, I am jealous of anyone who can paint realistic birds.

La Abela said...

I had to look twice to see if it was a photograph or a painting ... bravo¡¡Saludos.

Phoenix Peacock said...

the swans are gorgeous! nice work. All your paintings are looking lovely - and I adore the frog rock. how fun!

craftattack said...

Looks like you had a whale of a time last week....I like the swans as they are, you have captured the movement on the water really well! Valerie

NatashaMay said...

Wow! So beautiful! I first thought the swans were a photo. :) Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

Love your beautiful swans and the water looks so real. It's always fun to see creativity such as yours. I want to paint like you.:)) Have a great weekend.

Pointy Pix said...

Brenda, these are amazing! the swans on the water just look so photo-real and i love the rock painting-a lovely way to signpost your home!

Mary Hysong said...

love the swans, you did a great job on the birds and the water; water is so hard to paint sometimes. Also love it that you are repainting your garden art; I just did an article on that and repainted my fairy.
http://www.squidoo.com/refurbish-your-garden-art

Netty said...

Loving your swans, such a beautiful painting and your rock painting is such fun. Happy PPF, Annette x

Rosie Kaplan said...

Wow you are a great bird artists. Like the rock art a lot. ♥ Rosie

Carola Bartz said...

I love the swans, the cardinal, the frog - they all look stunning, and you know I love animals. It seems you do, too.

Julie said...

Wonderful creations

Giggles said...

Beautiful swans! Love the rock you did years ago too! Wonderful! Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Sacred Yoli said...

I think your swans are beautiful! Ok, all your submissions are beautiful. Just saying........

Anne said...

Your swans are gorgeous. They look finished to me, but it's up to you. Such fun, all those garden art facelifts!

brendathour said...

Thank you so much Rosie, Carla, La Abela, Pheonix Peacock, Valerie, Natasha, Gloria and Nicola. I am so glad you like them.

brendathour said...

Thank you Mary. Yes, your squidoo lens is what helped me decide to go ahead a paint the yard ornaments. Your fairy inspired me and I love how she came to life, so to speak.

brendathour said...

Thank you Netty, Rosie, Carola, Julie, Giggles, Yoli and Anne. I appreciate all your lovely comments.

Marlene said...

Brenda these are really gorgeous. The swans are so graceful and you can never go wrong with a Cardinal.

EVA said...

The swans are gorgeous! And I love the painted rocks - great!!

Leovi said...

Excellent that painting of swans and amazing rock compositions.

brendathour said...

Thank you Marlene, Eva and Leovi.

Melisa said...

The facelift projects look great and the swans are beautiful. They look finished to me.

Heather said...

These are wonderful!! I really love the cardinal! Can't resist the red!!! Happy PPF!!! A little late!

brendathour said...

Thank you Melisa and Heather.

Kristin Dudish said...

I think your swans are wonderful just the way they are! (I love the heart that is created in the right one's back)

Your rocks are so fun!

xo
Kristin

brendathour said...

Thank you so much Kristin.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Brenda...wow..your swans are magnificent...gorgeous work! Shine on! and I love your cardinal and froggy too..beautiful!
Happy creating!
victoria

Gerri Herbst said...

Love both your paintings! I would add more highlights to the swans, if you wanted to. The water is fantastic! Thanks for visting me, sorry this took a little longer to respond. take care, gerri

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Such lively pieces! I thought the swans was actually a photograph at first.

brendathour said...

Thank you Kiki, Gerri and Paula. Don't worry about it Gerri, I still have to finish the rounds myself.

BahamaDawn said...

all of your paintings are amazing!! i really like the frog!! i think he looks more surprised than upset :)