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14 April 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 5 LIVE at Diana's

Late last Friday (and continuing Saturday morning), a few girlfriends and I held a LIVE paint party! We all headed up to Diana's house after work and stayed overnight. She lives on a beautiful stretch of beach on the river and has a huge dining room table with an incredible view. The snow is almost gone though we discovered there is still a bit left when we went for a walk along the beach. All my friends hadn't painted in years but were ready, willing and able to try! I brought a great sampler set of paints and both Diana and I bought canvas boards and canvases. It was an excellent time!

My favourite of my two little paintings is this simple one:


We played with paints at her dining room window with an incredible view:

Spread out and painting away

The view post-winter

The beach and river inspired several efforts:

Teresa playing with watercolours

My riverscape

Loraine's beach morphed into one much further south!

Deborah focused in much closer:

Her spring-like version

Her model

Abstracts were also part of the party:

Diana's dots

Diana has the blues


Teresa geometrically and vibrantly inspired

We had a wonderful time. It reminded me very much of doing jigsaw puzzles with my girlfriends. There was something incredibly calm and relaxing as we worked away on our own little projects yet worked together. Sharing the comradery and the experience. I loved it! (As did they!) Great creativity and conversation.  Aren't girlfriends wonderful!


The rest of the week hasn't been terribly productive for art and it took me until Wednesday to visit all the PPF players. (Sorry about that.) The next two Fridays, I will be out of town so I'm unsure what my ability to visit or participate will be like, but I will try to get around to seeing everyone's efforts when I can. I so LOVE seeing your work!!


44 comments:

  1. It sounds (and looks) like it was a wonderful time - so great to spend that time together creating! It is so interesting to see all of the fun paintings that were created :)

    Have fun the next 2 Fridays... I'll try to hold down the fort! ha!

    xo
    Kristin

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  2. What a wonderful paint party! You all look so happy, and what a great place to paint. Thanks for sharing your awesome time together.

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  3. Looks like it was a fun fun fun time. Lots of different styles and so creative. Enjoyed your post. Have fun out of town, see you when you get back. Happy PPF!

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  4. That looks like so much fun! Time spent together with friends AND art thrown in as a bonus. Can't beat that! ;)

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  5. oh, it sounds as though you had a wonderful time! I have only done that once and I loved it. Although it was so dark and we were doing art by candle light, i did not enjoy that. They all look wonderful!

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  6. What a fantastic way to turn the party into a live one. Spending time making art with friends ... nothing could beat that. ;)

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  7. I love the simple painting you did. Sometimes it's the simple ones that just grab you. How fun would that be to spend a day painting with friends! And such a beautiful view for inspiration!

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  8. Friends and art... it makes life extra special. What great memories you must have all made to treasure. I like your lollipop picture :) it's so happy!

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  9. Lucky you! I Love being creative with friends. I went through half of Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron with a group of friends a couple of years ago and loved it. I hope you get to do more!

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  10. A live paint party sounds great-and what a fabulous view your friend has from her window! Looks like you were all really productive as well with a real diversity of art produced.

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  11. That was some amazing paint day. Or paint weekend. :) You all did great!

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  12. What a fantastic idea, I LOVE that you had your own wee Painty Party..and what brilliant paintings that were created. Oh that is certainly a view and a kitchen table to be envious of! :)x

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  13. What fun!!!! I especially like Loraine's....great minds think alike...I've been thinking about the beach! LOL

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  14. Such a great idea a live paint party with friends....so relaxing and fun and a view to die for.

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  15. I love getting together with other artists like this. My watercolor class every week is so fun and full of wonderful women who love life!

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  16. That looks like so much fun. I would love to have been there with you and made new painting friends! Have a good week!

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  17. What an inspiring view! And how lucky you are to be able to get together with a group of lovely ladies and paint paint paint! I love your simple abstract trees (at least they are trees to me)!

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  18. Looks like such a great time! And all the art is fantastic. It looks like there is a ton of inspiration there! :-)

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  19. What a fun idea for a slumber party! It looks like everyone took inspiration from each other- and what an inspiring view to work with!
    I loved your riverscape- so pretty. You really captured the calming effect of water.
    Happy PPF!
    Stephanie

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  20. That sounds like an incredible weekend! I liked seeing different takes on the same veiw...
    I wish I was closer so I could share your friends :)
    Have a joyful weekend Eva!
    xox

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  21. Looks like great fun! Lots of great work going on! Hooray!!

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  22. How fun that looks, thank you for sharing with us. The pictures reminded me of a retreat on went on years ago and the fun we had together, just us girls.

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  23. Beautiful grape lollypops against the banana yellow background! Your painting made me smile...and great work by the others as well! I would love to be a part of something like this!

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  24. I like your simple art this week. Thanks for sharing this lovely collection, fantastic and what a view!

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  25. That looked like fantastic fun. There's a group of girls that I write and create with and we have the best times. Maybe I should invite them for a PPF live.

    I am very envious of Diana's view. So many wonderful paintings were inspired and it was great that you shared them with us.

    Kat X

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  26. Sounds like FABU girl Time!!! Lucky YOU:)

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  27. What a fantastic idea!!!! I'd love to do something like that. So wonderful to see everyone's different interpretations of the landscape!! I really loved seeing all the paintings together, wonderful work Eva!!! :0)

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  28. Eva,
    HOW very FUN! What a great idea. looks like a blast....Lucky you! xo

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  29. this is great i wish i had friends to share this moments and that little trees are so cute

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  30. What a great way to spend your day,,,PAINTING with friends...coool and lovely results at that too.
    Would it be allowed to paint that view from the dining room...the two trees with the water in the background??
    Have a great weekend!

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  31. Eva - what a great time! I could paint for hours in front of any body of water! I'm surprised you all left at the end of the day :) Enjoy your 'time' off! we'll miss ya!

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  32. What a great time you had!! That view is priceless, and the inspiration it gave all of you as well! I loved to see all the different paintings - thank you for sharing.

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  33. This looks like soooo much fun Eva! I wish I had a group like this to go to here! Great paintings all, and the creativity is amazing!

    Smiles

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  34. HI Eva!! Wow..what a super-cool post...sounds like such fun ...and all the art and creations are beautiful and inspiring! Shine on..rock on....fabulous post!!
    HUgs...Victoria~

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  35. So much fun, you have your own Artfest. I love how you all drew inspiration from the wonderful setting you had. Awesome!

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  36. Great paintings, what a variety! Thanks for the comments on my sea shell painting. I hope to post more next week on PPF. take care

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  37. Aw it looks like you had so much fun!

    I like your first simple painting, very happy and complementary colors are great.

    I noticed you live in Ottawa, I live in Kemptville just outside! Small world.

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  38. Ohhh an Art slumber party, Nothing could be better, what a beautiful view and so much art created, how fun!!!!

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  39. What an inspiring location and great fun! Your yellow painting is just lovely, looks like trees...its so fun to paint with friends, glad to see the fun time you had!
    Have a great week:)

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  40. With a view like that how could you not be inspired? Everybody's work is just wonderful! I would luv to have my next place near water....impossible dream...ah for now I'll create it in my art . Thanks for sharing your party with us. : )

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  41. How fun! Wonderful location and cool friends. :) All the pieces are so different.

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  42. What an amazing way to spend the weekend with friends! I love the way tht you were all able to be risk takers together after not having painted in a while. The results are really fun! Thanks for sharing!

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Looking forward to hearing from you!