Friday, 22 July 2011

Paint Party Friday...Inspired by Kerry...



I missed last week's Paint Party Friday for the first time since it started, due to us being in the Republic of Ireland and the extortionate data roaming charges that my mobile phone company charges (despite it being the same company both North and South of the border!!)

Anyway, we had a fantastic time (which you can read about and see photos of here, if you so desire!) and the stunning scenery and landscape in County Kerry inspired three more Twisty Town paintings which I drew the outlines of while we were away and then painted the colour onto during the last week.

This is the first of them.  Anyone who's seen all my Twisty Towns will know that normally there is a specific colour palette for each one.  This one however was inspired by all the gorgeous quaint little villages, with each shop front or house painted a different bright colour all set amongst the splendour of the lush Cork and Kerry countryside.  I don't actually have a name for it which is most unlike me as I am a fan of my cheesy pun-filled titles, so if anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!





Anyway, I'm sorry to have left Kerry behind but I am glad to be back to attend the Paint Party Friday (and I discovered that it seems to be my work computer which doesn't allow me to leave comments on blogs so no more trying to visit them all during work  at lunchtime *cough*). It'll just take me that bit longer to get round them all as there are so many more each week.

By the way - have you linked up to Artsee Blogger yet - if you pop over there now you can find out how Geri  and her husband have kindly set this new site up for people like us who get creative and then like to blog about it! Imagine - all of us under one roof!

37 comments:

  1. love your new twisty town painting,, beautiful!!I so enjoyed your trip photos,,

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  2. Wow, I'm loving the different colored homes in your newest twisty town painting...reminds me of some of the colorful houses I saw in Bermuda on my honeymoon while riding on a scooter...with the scent of frangipani on the tip of my nose. This one really brought me to a wonderful place and a beautiful memory. Thank you, chica. :)

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  3. Love all the color in this, Nicola! My very favorite of your "Twisty Towns" so far!
    Also enjoyed the photos of your recent travels.

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  4. Thank you for the link to Artsee, not heard of this and will go and explore, Twisties are enormous fun! x

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  5. Love your twisty town pics, and glad you had such a wonderful time in your hols. Roaming is the same here - if I cross the border to Holland - about 35 miles - I'm in another country,and pay through the nose; if I drive to Munich, about 400 miles, it costs the same as here!

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  6. Oh..."WoW!!!"
    Twisty Towns are just FAB!!
    Everyone will adore these little towns
    ☀.•*•.❤.•*•.☀BriLLiAnT☀.•*•.❤.•*•.☀

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  7. Loving your twisty houses and love this twisty town in wonderful colours. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  8. This is SO CUTE!! So imaginative. I love your Twisty Town series. You need to make a childrens story to go with them :0)

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  9. Your work this week is charming and so fun! HAPPY PPF!

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  10. Oooooooh, your twisty town is magically wonderful!!!!I'm jealous of your trip too!! How fun!!!Deb

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  11. I LOVE all the different styles you show us and your twisty towns are fabUlous- the colors and movement are just incredible!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  12. That's an easy one. Twisted Village! :) Love the colorfulness (is that a word?) of this piece. Beautiful!

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  13. Great your houses you know that in Vienna there is a neighborhood well, with the colorful houses?. Regards

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  14. I think this twisty town just might be my favorite. It looks like such a friendly happy town.

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  15. "Twisty Town" so cute! Love the whimsical look and bright colors! Happy PPF! POP ART MINIS

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  16. Hi! You asked about my marbling technique. You make up some extra strength wallpaper paste, put it into a large flat bowl - I use an old tray, drip the colours (oil based, not to thick colours) onto the paste, move it about a bit with toothpicks or matchsticks, and lay the paper - I use water colour paper - onto the paints. Leave it for a few seconds, take the paper off, and rinse it carefully under water to remove the paste. Hang it up to dry, and that's it! Valerie

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  17. I just love your Twisty Towns. You really capture a feeling of movement with them. Great job, great colors. Have a great weekend.

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  18. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! It reflects in your playful towns! So colorful and energetic!

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  19. Your twisty towns are so amazing. Loved the shots of the colorful villages that inspired them.

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  20. Love your colourful twisty houses - perfect! It sounds like you had a lovely time on holiday. Happy PPF x

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  21. Thank you all so much for such lovely comments as always and Natasha, I think you're right - Twisty Village it is then! I am pleased that some of you like this one best - I wasn't sure how it would turn out using a more varied colour palette but it's inspired me to do a couple more in a more colourful style!

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  22. I love your painting here ~ so lively and colorful ~ wish I had arrived at my 'style' ~ I love it all ~ so need to practice, practice, practice, ~ enjoy ^_^

    New to PPF ~ come visit ~ Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ thanx ~ Carol (artmusedog)

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  23. So coool!!! I love, love you twisty towns!! :-)

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  24. Absolutely love Kerry Twisty Town. This series is FABULOUS!! Great colours and hills!

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  25. ooo I love love these! So whimsical and pretty.

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  26. I enjoyed your comments today about my chickens,,I do feel bad you know,, I have said many times if I was to be the one to kill my meat I would be a vegetarian,,I just get so up set thinking of these things, I was vegetarian, for many years,, I now eat some meat,, not alot though,, thankyou for visiting me

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  27. I love your whole twisty theme!!

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  28. Very fun and beautiful painting of the twisty towns! Did you paint it on a canvas? I am not so sure what this is called... Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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  29. love, love, LOVE this! I'd enjoy running home over the hills to one of those bright cottages.
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  30. Love your twisty towns! Light and clean colours. nice! Julie

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  31. Ah I so enjoy the twisty towns of Kerry and Clare and enjoy your paintings as well.

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  32. Wow! That's a cool piece! I love it's... it's... it's twistiness! Happy PPF!

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  33. what a super cute twisty town! I love how you continue around the edges. Love it!

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  34. I love the bright colors in this painting and the wonderful hills - this twisty series is so much fun!

    Your photos are great (so, so beautiful - wow!) and it looks like such a good time :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  35. I loved your twisty towns before, but the Irish twisty town is the best! My ancestors came from County Cork and I've never ever been there. Our little Westie, Bella came from Ireland too. Thx for sharing the Ireland pics ... someday I'll get there.

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  36. Still loving the twisty towns!

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  37. Love the fat canvas and all the colorful houses..........

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