Friday, March 14, 2014

Toying With Acrylics

                                                      Hank's Painting 'The Cocoon' in Acrylics
Image: While looking for an appropriate title my
grandson Norman remarked 'this looks like a cocoon'
It is so titled. This was drawn late last year

To day PPF having its blogoversary
It also invites for sketches and paintings
New blog Hank discovered recently
Different from others very challenging

To qualify as a member and stay attuned
One needs to make at least 3 submissions
In goes the first one entitled 'The Cocoon'
to total for three Fridays to gain acceptance

(55 words)

Note: One has to include 'PPF' on the image
using photoshop or other means

Submitted for PPF (Paint Party Friday)
and G-Man's Friday Flash 55

23 comments:

  1. I'd never make it there, can't draw a thing at my lair lol does look like a cocoon, nicely done

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  2. You will, of course, make it there. You do not need luck. You have the skill to be there, just as a matter of time.

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    1. Thanks Pakcik. There's a big crowd all having their own art blogs. Never thought I would see this.

      Hank

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  3. Welcome to Paint Party Friday - you have chosen the perfect time to join in the fun!
    I love the vibrant colors in this painting (and it is the perfect title)!
    xo
    Kristin

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    1. Thanks Kristin for being the co-host. Now Hank is goaded to paint more often..

      Hank

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  4. New Blog Hank eh?
    hehehehehe
    Loved your colorful 55 Hank
    You are always so upbeat and positive.
    Thanks for playing and adding your touch of Charm
    have a Kick Ass Week-End

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    1. Thanks G-Man! Hank owes it to you too!

      Hank

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  5. Welcome to the party, wonderful vibrant colours. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Neat way to get the word out about this new blogsite.

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  7. First off, to call what you do "toying" greatly underestimates your talent, Hank. I love that picture, so vibrant... so YOU?

    I agree with Kerry about presenting the new site in a poem, and within the 55. BRILL! Amelita

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  8. PS I went to PPF and commented that you steered me there. Hey, it can't hurt!! xo

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    1. Thanks Amelita! Welcome to the club. There is a large following so much like d'Verse. Lots of talents in just one blog. And just as in d'Verse I'm sure it's going to be fun!

      Hank

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  9. Wonderful painting Hank -- good luck

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  10. You are very talented, Hank!! With words and with paints.

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  11. I'm not very good at drawing so that lets me out,

    Yvonne.

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  12. ha nice... haven't painted with acrylics for a bit...watercolor is so much quicker for sketches on the go... best luck with ppf

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  13. luv your word 'blogoversary' (◕‿◕。) have a nice weekend

    much love...

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  14. nice...i like your art hank..the flow and the lines....
    what is your inspiration for these pieces?

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    1. Hank gets worked up seeing objects and shapes ordinarily. It may be pencils,apples capsicum or even fence railings. When Hank gets inspired he'll immediately sketch an outline in a pocket sketch book that's always with him. He has also to capture a mental pic of colors by writing 'red', 'blue' etc in spaces within the sketch.
      While drawing later, in the mind the pic is seen as a complete image with colors. It is just then a matter of transferring what is in the mind to the canvas. If Hank cannot see an image in the mind despite the sketch in the book, then the canvas will be blank. And it is something that cannot be forced..It cannot start with zero. There has to be a mental pic first. This is true in all instances whether still life, portraits, scenery, abstracts, any thing at all. Often times though, there are adjustments midway in the mental pic. The painting may remain unfinished for some while to be done later or not at all. Wonder if others do the same thing! Thanks Brian

      Hank

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  15. Welcome to Paint Party Friday Hank.
    Nice vibrant colours….the title fits.

    Annabelle : )

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  16. Lovely vibrant piece!

    Welcome to PPF. You mentioned something about figuring out membership - there really is no such thing. PPF is open to anyone who would like to link to their painting. You need a blog but other than that, what you have already done is all you need to do! Some people watermark their artwork, others don't - up to you.

    Great to have you join us, Hank!

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  17. Best of luck Hank....Thats really vibrant...

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