Friday, October 19, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 33, Year 8 Check-In

Welcome to Week 33, Year 8 of Paint Party Friday!

This week the random.org number generator chose #30: Jennifer Rose.  Last week Jennifer share this fantastically fluffy owl that she painted for day 12 of Inktober.  Please be sure to stop by her blog to see the owl from sketch to finish.

image courtesy of Jennifer Rose

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Wishing you a week filled with creative inspiration!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 32, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 32 of Year 8 here at Paint Party Friday!

This week Random.org chose #6 - Clare. In her art journal, Clare painted this cute little deer with good advice... "small steps every day"!

image courtesy of Clare
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Have a fun paint-filled week!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 31, Year 8 Check-In

Welcome to week 31, year 8 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org generator chose Deepa of Hues n Shades.  Last week Deepa shared a beautiful new version of a painting she had originally done in 2011.  It is so fun to see how her style has evolved, so please be sure to stop by the blog for the comparison.

image courtesy of Deepa at Hues n Shades

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Wishing you a week of creative evolution!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 30, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 30 of Year 8 here at PPF!

This week Random.org chose #27 - Katie Powell. Katie painted these fun flamingos in her sketchbook based on a silly meme she couldn't get out of her head... not sure we've heard it but what a great way to get something out of your head by using it to create!

image courtesy of Katie Powell

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Have a lovely creative and inspired week!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 29, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 29 of Year 8 here at PPF!

Our random number generator chose #10 - Tracey this week. Tracey created this lovely star-themed 3D fairy and shows all her steps along the way. Please drop by and check it out.

image courtesy of Tracey

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 28, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 28 of Year 8 here at Paint Party Friday!
 
This week random.org chose #8 - Denthe. Preparing for vacation Denthe discovered she needed new sandals and at the last minute found a pair of boring men's slip-ons that would work.... if made to reflect her style with art. Here are her now beautiful unique sandals....
 
image courtesy of Denthe
  
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Have a wonderfully creative week!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 27, Year 8 Check-In

Welcome to Week 27, Year 8 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org number generator chose #35: AyalaArt.  Longtime partyer and friend, Martha from Ayala Art, has (re)started her popular 29 Faces Challenge for September.  Last week she shared this beautiful painting.  Please be sure to stop be her blog to watch her video.

image courtesy of Ayala Art

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As you FACE another week, may it be beautifully paint-filled!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 26, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 26 or Year 8 here at PPF!

This week our random number generator chose #29 - Raine (Lime Tree). This week Raine posted about art and love for Artist's Day and created this charming piece to reflect her thoughts.

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

Friday, August 24, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 25, Year 8 Check-In

Welcome to Week 25, Year 8 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org number generator chose #15: Latane in Va.  Last week Latane shared a watercolor painting that looks good enough to eat!  Please be sure to stop by her blog to see what other delicious feasts for your eyes she has to share...

image courtesy of Latane

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Hope your week is filled with delicious creations!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 24, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 24 or Year 8 here at PPF!
This week Random.org chose #23 - Valerie-Jael. In her Journal Valerie-Jael created this fun and dreamy spread.

image courtesy of Valerie-Jael

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Hope you have a fun week creating!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 23, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 23 of Year 8 here at Paint Party Friday!
 
This week our random number generator chose #4 - Frauke Christiansen of Luettes Blog. Frauke painted this lovely little French household goods store. You feel like you're in France just looking at it!

image courtesy of Frauke
 
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Have a lovely and creative week!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 22 Year 8 Check-In

Welcome to Week 22 Year 8 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org number generator chose #11: Tracey.  Last week Tracey created a beautiful "Patchwork Vincent" painting.  In addition to sharing her wonderful artwork, she let us in on a behind the scenes look at its creation.  Be sure to stop by her blog to see the fascinating process!

image courtesy of Tracey

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May your painting stars align this week!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 21, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 21 of Year 8 here at PPF!

Random.org this week chose #9 - Daniela Rogall. Inspired by a photograph taken by a friend of her daughter, Dani created this lovely lakeside watercolour.

Watercolor - Evening walk on the tea - Daniela Rogall
image courtesy of Daniela Rogall

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Have a wonderful week filled with inspiration!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 20, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 20 of Year 8 here at Paint Party Friday!

This week our random number generator chose #6 - Clare. Clare was playing in her art journal and saw wings emerging, which developed into this fun swallow.

image courtesy of Clare

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Have a wonderful week filled with creativity!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 19, Year 8 Check In

Welcome to Week 19, Year 8 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org number chose #5: Valerie-Jael.  Last week Valerie shared a wide variety of wonderful images including these fabulous birds that she created using her own hand-carved stamps.  Please be sure to stop by her blog to see everything else she made!

image courtesy of Valerie-Jael

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 18, Year 8 Check-In

Welcome to Week 18, Year 8 of Paint Party Friday

This week, the random.org number generator chose #16: Daniela Rogall.  In Daniela's post last week, she shared her thoughts about color.  This beautiful painting is part of her current "blue phase".  Please visit her blog to read her insights into the color blue and to share your favorite color with her.

image courtesy of Daniela Rogall

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 17, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 17 of Year 8 here at PPF! Best wishes to our Canadian PPFers for a Happy Canada Day on Sunday and our American partyers on Wednesday, a Happy Independence Day!
This week Random.org chose # - Natasha May. Unhappy with what she'd been working on Natasha May decided to experiment with the "string fluid flowers" technique and the result was this lovely painting. Check out her post and video of how to create this effect!

Image Courtesy of Natasha May

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 16, Year 8 Check In

Welcome to Week 16, Year 8 of Paint Party Friday!

This week the random.org number generator chose #9: Nordljus.  Last week, Katja shared a beautiful variety of splashy watercolors that she created for a 30 day challenge.  Please be sure to visit her blog to see more of her wonderful creations, and to cheer her on as she continues her quest to complete the challenge.

image courtesy of Katja at Nordljus

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Hoping you find some time to challenge yourself this week!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 15, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 15 of Year 8 here at Paint Party Friday! Happy Father's Day this Sunday to all the Dads participating, and those in your lives.
This week Randm.org chose #17 - Sal Scheibe. Sal is participating in a journaling round robin and these are her latest pages.

Image courtesy of Sal Schiebe
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Have a fun and creative week!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 14, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 14 of Year 8 here at Paint Party Friday!

This week our random number generator chose #22 - Rasz. While ill last Week, Rasz had several things happen to make her happy including painting this ink and watercolour she loved enough to frame.

image courtesy of Rasz

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Have a happy week! Hope you find things to create that will delight you!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 13, Year 8 Check Im

Welcome to Week 13, Year 8 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org generator chose #28: Kate Powell.  Last week Kate shared this beautiful watercolor and ink painting done in three different ways... Just line work, line work with watercolor, and just watercolor.  We think all 3 look great!  Please be sure to stop by her blog to see which style is your favorite...

image courtesy of Kate Powell

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Wishing you a week filled with a variety of painting options!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 12, Year 8 Check-In

Welcome to Week 12, Year 8 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org number generator chose #13: Linda K.  Last week Linda had a lot of wonderful things to share, including this lovely layered joyful painting.  Please be sure to stop by her blog to see her entire post of goodies.

painting courtesy of Linda K.

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Have a wonderfully creative week! To all our U.S. Partyers, have a great long Memorial Day weekend!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 11, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 11 of Year 8 here PPF!
This week Random.org chose #9 - Sue from Australia. Sue is back to creating and showed a number of pieces she did recently, Please drop by and see the rest.

"Random Bubble Blowing is Good for the Soul"
Watercolour, Acrylic, Ink Pen
image courtesy of Sue
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Have a wonderfully creative week! To all our Canadian Partyers, have a great long Victoria Day weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 10, Year 9 Check-in

Welcome to Week 10 of Year 9 here at Paint Party Friday!!
 
This week our random number generator chose #3 - Peggy Gatto. Peggy chose something unusual, and perfect for summer, to paint this week - instead of a canvas! She has customized her plain panama hat turning it into a wonderfully creative and unique painted piece.

image courtesy of Peggy Gatto
 
 
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Anything you're thinking of customizing?

Friday, May 4, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 9, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to week 9 of year 8 here at Paint Party Friday!

This week random.org chose #19 - Soma Acharya. Soma took a sketchbook with her on her travels and has a diverse series of pages to show us. This one was discovered and  featured on the sketchbook manufacturers websites to her surprise and delight. Make sure to check out the rest of her pages in her post!

Dryburgh Abbey - image courtesy of Soma Acharya
 
 
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Hope you have a creative and inspired week!
 
And for those of you who are Star Wars fans,,, May the fourth be with you! ;)

Friday, April 27, 2018

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

Welcome to the 8s - Week 8 of Year 8 here at PPF!
 
This week random.org chose #35 (3+5=8??) - Mia of Craftartista. Mia showed this lovely relaxing waterfall she painted for her office.

image courtesy of Mia - Craftartista
 
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Have a wonderful creative week!

Friday, April 20, 2018

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

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

This week, the random.org number generator chose #15: Erica.  Last week Erica shared some beautiful watercolor pages from her travel journal.  Please be sure to stop by her blog to see all of the pages she shared.

image courtesy of Erica

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We hope your painting journey takes you to some fun places this week!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 6, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 6 of Year 8 here at Paint Party Friday!

This week our random number generator chose #4 - Cindy Dauer. Cindy shows us her WIP (work-in-progress) on the portrait she has been painting and many steps in between. Here it is unfinished... please make sure to visit her to see all her interim shading and steps!

image courtesy of Cindy Dauer
  
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Have a great creative week!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 5, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 5 of Year 8 here at PPF!
 
This week our random number generator chose #9 - Linda Kunsman. Linda was inspired to create this multimedia piece for the theme of Spring! (Some of us in the North East are wondering if it will ever arrive....)

image courtesy of Linda Kunsman

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 4, Year 8 Check-In

Welcome to Week 4, Year 8 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org number generator chose #32: Tammie Dickerson.  Last week Tammie shared a beautiful painting of roses that jumped into her cart (obviously needing to be painted!) at the local shop.  Please be sure to stop by her blog to see the mischievous roses!

image courtesy of Tammie Dickerson
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Hoping inspiration jumps out at you this week! 

Friday, March 23, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 3, Year 8 Check-in

Welcome to Week 3 of Year 8 here at Paint Party Friday!!

This week our random number generator chose #28-Latane. Latane showed us her latest watercolour - a beautiful Great Blue Heron. These majestic birds are so interesting to watch (and to paint!)

image courtesy of Latane
 
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Have an lovely inspired week! 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 2, Year 8 Check In

Welcome to the Week 2, Year 8 Check In for Paint Party Friday!

We are so grateful for all of the partyers that helped us celebrate our birthday last week!  Before we announce the winners of the Blick e-gift cards, we'd like to share some of the wonderful art that was created in our honor last week...





Linda K
Giggles



Thank you for creating such lovely pieces in PPF's honor!


Now, the 2 winners of the $25.00 Blick e-gift cards
(as decided by the random.org number generator) are...



Congratulations!!!
Please send the email address you'd like us to send your $25.00 Blick e-gift card to 
paintpartyfriday (at) gmail.com.

Let's get this week's party started...
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Friday, March 9, 2018

Happy 7th Birthday PPF!


Welcome to Paint Party Friday's 7th Birthday Celebration!
We are so happy to have you here with us!

No party is complete without cake...


Make a wish, and you just might win...


A present!

Don't worry, all of your partying isn't causing double vision...
This year, to celebrate our birthday we will be giving away 2,
yes 2, $25.00 Blick e-gift cards!

All you have to do to enter is share a painting using Mr.Linky below.
We will use the random.org number generator to choose
2 winners from our party guests.
Each winner will receive a $25.00 Blick e-gift card.
Good luck!  Now...
Let's Party!!!

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Get your party paint on!!!!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 52, Year 7 Check-In

Welcome to Paint Party Friday!
It's WEEK 52, Year 7 which means...
Next week PPF turns 7 years old!!! Wow!
Every week is a party, but next week will be a celebration you don't want to miss!
*We welcome you to create some party themed paintings, but as always you're invited to participate no matter what the subject of your painting is!*

Now on to this week's party...
This week, the random.org number generator chose #14: Laila.  It is so good to have Laila back painting after a broken hand/wrist.  She painted a beautiful flower on handmade paper for last week's party, and her attention to detail was fabulous.  Please be sure to stop by her blog to welcome her back and see her process photos.

image courtesy of Laila

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Get your party paint on!!!!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Paint Party Friday: Week 51, Year 7 Check-in

Welcome to Week 51 of Year 7 here at PPF!

This week our random number generator chose #1 - Valerie-Jael  (#1! Even though it is random, this may be the first time we remember ever seeing #1 come up!) Valerie showed a very creative multi-media piece this week. No doubt a few of us (speaking personally!) can empathize with her thoughts behind this one...

Image courtesy of Valerie- Jael
 
 
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Hope you have a wonderfully creative week!