Friday, March 18, 2011


Thanks Eva and  Kristin for hosting Paint Friday Party!
Just what I needed to get moving on my painting ...Thanks a bunch and you too  Victoria...

 Click on the paint party friday logo on my side bar to visit all the participating artists, your sure to be inspired !

Okay, I wanted to join the Paint Friday Party because I have been working on some ideas unfortunately I have had some prior commitments to attend to this past week, errands of sorts and some art projects that I had in the mist of completing so alas I didn't get the chance to work on finishing my painting. The painting I'm talking about is of a beautiful serene moon on a winter's evening that I had seen driving home from the hospital one night; It was magical and I hope to capture it's essence on canvas, this one will be for a future Paint Friday Party. 
So for now I will share with you this old painting I did years ago which  I incorporated into my digital design. I painted the moon and stars and the rest was digitally collaged. Recently I had this image printed in various sizes for  prints and pendants to sell in my etsy shop. 
I have some sketches waiting to be painted and as usual some of them will be  incorporate into my digital work.

I guess my work is naive, whimsical and fairytale like, the best I can paint I'm afraid but I hope through this alliance of painters to become better in time. Another idea I have is to also work with my paintings and use them in combinations with my photographic images and there again another area I want to excel in and better myself. 

I hope you like what you see and that I have inspired you as well.


Marlene said...

It a beautiful painting, the painting and the digital collage are mixed perfectly together. I love the face on the moon so dreamy.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Annabelle...this si so gorgeous..i have always loved this piece whenI visit here! It is so enchanting and makes me feel like entering a magical dreamscape realm...magnificent work! the colors..the blues especially, grab me powerfuly! Love your work..shine on my kindred!
Happy wkd!

Deanna said...


Isn't it fun to play with your artwork in Photoshop? (Ooh, that's the program I have, I tend to forget their are other programs out there. lol) I have done that with several of my pieces just to see how they look with different filters or adding different elements. Great job!

Gloria said...

I think it is just beautiful work and yes you have inspired me. I love the blues and what you've done with the digital collage. I've got to learn that one day. Thanks, great work. Have a wonderful weekend.

Heather said...

oh, this is sooo dreamy! I just love the face on the moon!

Kate Boone said...


Kharlie Bug said...

This is gorgeous! I love the mixed media aspect and that moon, that moon is so peaceful and friendly!

La Abela said...

It's a beautiful composition, full of magic and charm, no doubt that these mixtures are also art. Greetings

Joann said...


Christine said...

I do like it, magical and dreamy.

Sophia said...

What a lovely and magical painting. And SOOOOOOOOOO love your moon. Whoah! :) Nice job.

Kristin Dudish said...

How very, very cool to combine your painting with digital images... such dreamy results! I love the texture of your moon :)

Thanks for joining the party!


Pam Tucker said...

The moon always speaks to me! I love yours. Beautiful colors and such a serene face. The digital piece is very inspiring. I love to do that, too! So much fun to mix the two, I think!

angelself said...

Hi Annabelle =) This painting is so sweet in every way. I really love the use of arches. Great job! Kathryn

Kat W said...

Beautiful painting cleverly combined with digital collaging. The moon seems so at peace & this makes me feel the same when I look at her.

Kat :-)

art2cee2 said...

I just love little angels. This is just so beautifully done! :-)

Anne said...

This is lovely! I absolutely ADORE the moon.

Nelly said...

Great work! Your moon is so wonderful, LOVE IT!

EVA said...

Beautiful Annabelle!

i love the Moon and am very disappointed in tonights low-lying clouds.

You said we live close and I see "ontario", where in Ontario are you?

Lovely creation!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

i love this anna...always have...dzintra

My Grama's Soul said...

I love this piece....the colors are perfect and it is so very creative!!


Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Wow, Anabelle! I love your space you've created here! The painting is so dreamlike and goes with all of the great dream quotes you have. So much in common we have besides the Paint Party. I will surely be checking back to see your work, and I can't wait to spend more time checking out all of your cool links and bits of wisdom sprinkled throughout....Nice to meet you :)

gemma said...

WOW YEs I am inspired!
This is wonderful!!!

Yvonne said...

Nice meeting you at the PPF. Love your piece.

Melisa said...

Hey, whimsical is wonderful and so is mixed media. This is mixed media; a very valid art category. I really like it.

Lynn Stevens said...

A wonderful combination of painting and digital images, its so vibrant and magical! Nice to meet you!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Definitely whimsical and you forgot to add romantic! I LOVE this the colors are so beautiful and the way the benevolent moon peeks through is wonderful!
Happy PPF!

Catherine... said...

Love this, great fun... nice to meet you...

Annabelle said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments and this has been fun, now I'm off to work on painting for this coming Friday....although not sure if it will be completed by then , if not will show what point I'm at in the progress.Still working on Spiders and Webs...and your project as well Dzintra; a little behind in my work, hope you don't mind.

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