Friday, July 21, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 20, Year 7 Check In

Welcome to Week 20 Year 7 of Paint Party Friday!

This week the random.org number generator chose #9: Meerwolkenleben.  Last week Elke shared a wonderfully warm watercolor of Summertime in Africa.  Please be sure to stop by her blog and check it out.

image courtesy of Meerwolkenleben

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Wishing you a warm & wonderful week!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 19, Year 7 Check-in

Welcome to Week 19 of Year 7 here at PPF!

This week, Random.org chose #16 - Mandy Snow. We guess our random number generator wanted to welcome Mandy back after she has been away from PPF for awhile. Great to see you (San Francisco) inspired and back to painting with your charming hippie girl!

image courtesy of Mandy Snow


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Have a lovely inspiring and paint-filled week! Have a lovely inspiring and paint-filled week!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 18, Year 7 Check-in

Welcome to Week 18 of Year 7 here at Paint Party Friday!

This week our random number generator chose #26 - Anthony Billings. A pretty pot of summer geraniums to brighten our day and week!

image courtesy of Anthony Billings

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Have a lovely inspired week!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 17, Year 7 Check In

Welcome to week 17, year 7 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org number generator chose #21: Morag.  Last week Morag shared a beautiful mixed media painting celebrating the Summer Solstice.  Please be sure to stop by her blog to see her process photos.

"Messages in the Breeze, Summer Solstice"
image courtesy of Morag

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Hoping you're celebrating the Summer (or Winter) with paint!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 16, Year 7 Check-In

Welcome to Week 16, Year 7 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org number generator chose #38: Carol Samsel.  Last week Carol found herself lost in flowers & veggies, but lucky for us she also found time to complete this lovely painting!  Please stop by her blog to see pictures of the beautiful garden she is so fortunate to be caught up in.

image courtesy of Carol Samsel

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Hoping you find yourself lost in loveliness (and paint) this week!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 15, Year 7 Check In

Welcome to Week 15, Year 7 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org number generator chose #27: Latane in Va.  Last week Latane shared a wonderful watercolor of a girl getting mail in the best way... From an actual mailbox!  She also shared an adorable hedgehog drawing, so please stop by her blog so you don't miss it.

image courtesy of Latane

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Sending you best wishes for a creative week!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 14, Year 7 Check-in

Welcome to Week 14 of Year 7 here at PPF!

This week Random.org chose #30 - Penny Stewart. Penny painted Owls in an impasto style for a challenge she is participating in. Please visit her to see the others!

image courtesy of Penny Stewart

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Have a beahootiful week!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 13, Year 7 Check-in

Week 13 of Year 7 here at PPF!

This week our random number generator chose #33- Pam. Inspired by bluebonnets of Texas and Scotland, Pam has created a whole series of beautiful paintings. Please drop by to see the others!
 
image courtesy of Pam
 
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Have a beautifully inspired week!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 12, Year 7 Check In

Welcome to Week 12, Year 7 of Paint Party Friday!

This week the random.org number generator chose #27: Andrea @fallingladies.  Last week, Andrea shared an adorable sheet of painted bugs!  In addition to her beautiful painting, she also shared her thoughts on the fickle nature of Instagram.  I'm sure it's a subject many of us can relate to... Be sure to stop by her blog to read what she had to say.

image courtesy of Andrea @fallingladies

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend to our U.S. Partyers!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 11, Year 7 Check-in

Welcome to Week 11 of Year 7 here at Paint Party Friday!

This week our random number generator chose #33 - Tammie Lee. A very appropriate painting for this time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere - it's planting time! Sometimes more a time to create in our gardens than on a canvas...

image courtesy of Tammie Lee
  
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Have a lovely creative week!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 10, Year 7 Check-in

Welcome to Week 10 of Year 7 here at PPF! Happy Mother's Day on Sunday to all of you Moms and your Moms!

This week our random number generator chose #17 - Ariane Zuber. Ariane just finished a work in progress that she says turned out quite differently in execution from the way she had planned. Lovely either way!
 
"Wasserwesen (or Waterworks)" - image courtesy of Ariane Zuber

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Have a wonderful creative week!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 9, Year 7 Check In

Welcome to Paint Party Friday Week 9, Year 7!

This week the random.org generator chose #22: Carol Rigby.  Last week Carol shared lots of lovely layers that eventually led to this wonderful work-in-progress.  To see her painting's various stages, please visit her blog.

image courtesy of Carol Rigby

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate with paint!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 8, Year 7 Check-in

Welcome to Week 8 of Year 7 at Paint Party Friday!

This week our random number generator chose #42 - Pauline Leger. Pauline had a lot of art to show and words to express how painting soothes her heavy heart  Please drop by and check out her post and see her other images and this work while in progress!

image courtesy of Pauline Leger

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Hope art and creativity help you this week!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 7, Year 7 Check-in

Welcome to Week 7 of Year 7 here at PPF!

This week our random number generator chose #33 - Julie of She Dreams of the Sea. Julie's latest mystical painting was inspired by "dreams and decisions"....

Dreams and  Decisions-JulieEngelhardt
image courtesy of Julie

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Have a wonderful and inspired week!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Paint Party Friday Week 6 Year 7 Check In

Welcome to Week 6 Year 7 of Paint Party Friday! A Happy Easter weekend to those who celebrate!
 
This week our random number generator chose # 23 - Arnoldo Romero. As he usually does, Arnoldo has a number of creative pieces to show us, including this lovely, happy journal page. Please visit him to check out the rest of this week's creativity.
 
The Earth Laughs in Flowers - image courtesy of Arnoldo L. Romero
Pens, Watercolors, & Colored Pencils Illustration
 

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Have a lovely creative week!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Paint Party Friday Week 5, Year 7 Check In

Welcome to Week 5, Year 7 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org number generator chose #37: Tammie Lee.  Last week Tammie Lee shared a soft, beautiful, and very peaceful painting of a sailboat.  Be sure to stop by her blog to find out how the painting was relevant to her week.

image courtesy of Tammie Lee

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Wishing you a sail full of wind to carry you on many painting adventures this week!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 4, Year 7 Check-In

Welcome to Week 4, Year 7 of Paint Party Friday!

It's very funny how things work out sometimes... Earlier this week,  Kate Robertson emailed us to let us know that she would be sharing an interview she did with fellow PPFer, Mascha.  She sent us a link in case we wanted to share it with all of you.  Well, we were planning on sharing the link at the end of the post, but apparently the random.org number generator had other things in mind... This week, the random.org number generator chose #19... Guess who #19 is... Kate Robertson!  Can you believe it?

Who are we to argue with the Universe?!? we're taking that as a sign that we should start by sharing the link to Kate's interview with collage artist, Mascha.  You can find it here.

Last week, Kate shared a series of delightfully diverse paintings created for a free program she is taking part in.  To learn more about the program, and to see more of her wonderful paintings, please visit her blog!

image courtesy of Kate Robertson

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Have a magical week! 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 3, Year 7 Check-in

Welcome to Week 3 of Year 7 at Paint Party Friday!!
This week our random number generator chose #41 - Denthe. Denthe finished this lovely page in her "roadmapbook". (What a great idea for an art journal!) As well she posted her WIP (work-in-progress) on a painting and a series of funny quotes and images. Check it out!

image courtesy of Denthe

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Have an inspired week! 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 2, Year 7 Check-in

Welcome to Week 2 of Year 7 here at Paint Party Friday, and Happy St Patrick's Day!

Thank you for all of the thoughtful birthday wishes last week!  We couldn't be prouder of the PPF community...  Each week we are filled with joy as we view your beautiful art & read your fabulous posts!  YOU make Paint Party Friday a very fun place!

Last week, in addition to the wonderful words that were written about PPF, we also "received" paintings and digital cards!  So, before we get to our giveaway winner, we would like to share the party themed pieces that were created for last week's celebration...

Image Courtesy of Christine - Thank You!

Image Courtesy of Sue - Thank You!

Image Courtesy of Sirkkis - Thank You!

Image Courtesy of Jutta - Thank You!

Image Courtesy of EAGHL/Granny Annie - Thank You!

Now...
The moment you've all been waiting for...
The winner (as chosen by random.org) of the $60.00 Blick E-gift card is...



Congratulations Arnoldo!
Please send us the email address that you would like your E-gift card emailed to.
You can let us know at:
paintpartyfriday (at) gmail.com

Thank you to ALL who partied with us last week!
Let's get this week's party started...

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As the season changes this week, hope it brings you renewed inspiration!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Happy 6th Birthday PPF!

image created with pho.to

Welcome to Paint Party Friday's 6th Birthday Party!  It's time to celebrate another year of paint-filled fun, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the art, connections, and true friendships that have been made through this community.  We are so happy to have you here as we begin our 7th year!


To celebrate turning 6, we are giving away a $60.00 Blick E-Gift Card!  (10 dollars for each year!)  We will be using the random.org number generator to choose the winner from this week's Paint Party Friday participants.  We will announce the winner next week.  Good luck, friends! 

Thank you for painting and partying with us!

xoxo

Now let's get this party started...

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 52, Year 6 Check-in

Welcome to Week 52 of Year 6 here at Paint Party Friday! Yes, week 52! Another year is ending and next week PPF will be turning six, and starting our seventh year!! Thank you all so much for painting and partying with us these six years! Such awesome art has been created, shared and enjoyed! Thank you. Hope you will all join us for our birthday, anniversary, blogoversary party to celebrate!
For our party next week, we thought it might be fun to suggest a party based theme - totally optional...  If you're interested, we'd love to see your party themed paintings at next week's link-up!
Random.org this week chose #27 - Serena. Serena has been inspired to create fun portraits from images posted to the image reference site Sktchy.  Please visit her to learn more about her daily sketching habits and her inspiration!
Marissa - image courtesy of Serena
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Have a wonderful and creative week!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 51, Year 6 Check-in

Welcome to Week 51 of Year 6 here at PPF!

This week our random number generator chose #60 - Fran. Fran was very prolific this week and showed four lovely finished paintings each with a bit of whimsy. It was hard to choose which one to show you, so please drop by and check out the others!

image courtesy of Fran
 
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Have a whimsically creative week!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 50, Year 6 Check-in

Welcome to Week 50 of Year 6 at Paint Party Friday!!

This week Random.org chose #55 - Laney. Laney has been taking an art class and this lovely lady is the result!

image courtesy of Laney
 
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Have a lovely paint-filled week!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 49, Year 6 Check-in

Welcome to Week 49 of Year 6 here at PPF. We are sending our love to you early for a Happy Valentine's Day next week!!

This week our random number generator chose #24 - Jutta K from Germany.

image courtesy of Jutta K.
 
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Have a love, and paint, filled creative week.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 48, Year 6 Check-In

Welcome to Week 48, Year 6 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org number generator chose #23 Sue, Australia.  Last week Sue shared an adorable "Cosy Punk" cardinal.  She also generously shared her process, so please be sure to check out her post!

image courtesy of Sue, Australia

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Wishing you a cosy & creative week!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 47, Year 6 Check-In

Welcome to week 47 year 6 of Paint Party Friday!

This week the random.org number generator chose #3: Brown Paper Bunny.  Last week, Jessica (from Brown Paper Bunny) shared some fun, bright, and colorful creations she created as a way to loosen up in the new year.  Please be sure to stop by her site to learn more about the Creative Bootcamp she is taking part in to exercise her artistic muscles!

image courtesy of Brown Paper Bunny

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Wishing you a wonderful watercolor workout!  Or acrylic... Or oil... Or gouache... Or tempera... (You get the point... Stretch those studio muscles!)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 46, Year 6 Check-in

Welcome to Week 46 of Year 6 at Paint Party Friday!
This week our random number generator chose #55 - Lisa Isabelle Russo. Lisa's painting really puts us in the spirit for the upcoming Chinese New Year - this year will be the Year of the Rooster. This handsome guy is still a work-in-progress so check back with her soon to see the completed painting!

image courtesy of Lisa Isabelle Russo  

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Have a lovely, creative week!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 45, Year 6 Check-in

Welcome to Week 45 of Year 6 here at PPF!

This week, random.org chose #20 - Irma/Miss Marple. Irma was inspired to start the new year painting with her fingers and this is what she created. It might still be a work in progress but it sure looks lovely and more intricate than the finger painting we remember as kids!

 
image courtesy of Irma/Miss Marple
 
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Hope the New Year inspires you to try new ideas and techniques!
 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Paint Party Friday: Week 44, Year 6 Check-in

Welcome to Week 44 of Year 6 at Paint Party Friday!

Hope everyone had a great holiday season and are ready to start 2017 with lots of creative thoughts and actions!

This week random.org chose # 21 - June Walker. June was practicing with her watercolours and created this lovely painting of an endangered lion-tailed monkey. How handsome and regal is he!

image courtesy of June Walker


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Have a fun and creative week!