Friday, August 14, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 24, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 23 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.
 
This week random.org chose #19 - Beth. This rock and its lovely fat fish is one on many painted rocks Beth has been leaving around her town.

image courtesy of Beth
 
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Have a wonderful paint-filled week!

Friday, August 7, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 23, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 23 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week, the random.org number generator chose #24: Margi. Last week Margi shared a beautiful painting of the sea as a cool relief from the hot, hot days of summer. Please be sure to pay her a visit!

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Happy painting!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 22, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 22 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week, the random.org number generator chose #4: denthe. Last week Denise shared a variety of beautiful journal pages (including this lovely one!) and the inspiration behind them. Please be sure to stop by her blog to see them all!


image courtesy of denthe

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Happy painting!

Friday, July 24, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 21, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 21 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.
This week random.org chose #7 - Barbara. This week Barbara was experimenting by painting with a palette knife. And this lovely abstract snowy scene arose - cooling her down on a hot day!

Snow in the Woods - image courtesy of Barbara 

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Have fun experimenting this week!

Friday, July 17, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 20, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 19 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week our random number generator chose #5 - Butterfly. Alison is working on creating watercolours in July and these are a few of many she has created. Please drop by and see the rest of her lovely foliage!

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

Friday, July 10, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 19, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 19 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.
 
Random.org chose #15 this week - Linda Calverley. Lin was experimenting with her android painting app this week and this was one of her creations. Can't you just hear her handsome crow thinking "it's shorter as I fly..."

 
image courtesy of Linda Calverley
 
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Have a lovely creative week!

Friday, July 3, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 18, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 18 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week, the random.org number generator chose #13: not afraid of color. LeeAnna was quite prolific last week! She finished 3 paintings, including this lovely cardinal. Please be sure to stop by her blog to see her other paintings (and process pics of this cardinal).


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Have a fun and creative week! Happy 4th of July to our U.S. PPFers!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 17, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 17 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week random.org chose #17 - Jean Marmo. Jean painted a number of watercolour cards including these lovely flowers. Please drop by and see the rest!

image courtesy of Jean Marmo
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Have a fun and creative week! Early Happy Canada Day wishes to all our Canadian PPFers!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 16, Year 10 Check-In

Well.... In getting today's post ready, we just read the comments from last week. Our sincere apologies about the Mr. Linky issues. Please email us if you ever notice this happen again! The email link is on the right.  It's paintpartyfriday at gmail dot com. (you know what we mean - written this way to avoid spambots...) The blog used to send comments to us but then stopped a while ago and so we aren't always aware of problems. "Operator errors" and technology fails do occur unfortunately! Sorry! (It may also be Blogspot issues as our stored labels have disappeared - very odd.)
 
Welcome to Week 16 of Year 9 here at PPF!
 
We allocated a "number" to the comments and let random.org chose a post that way... Sorry you couldn't all visit each other easily last week (drat!!)  This week's painting spotlight highlights Nature Footstep. Monica painted a exploding volcano this week to share with us.
 
image courtesy of Nature Footstep
  
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Have a lovely and creative week!

Friday, June 12, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 15, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 15 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.
 
This week our random number generator chose #10 - Barbara. Inspired by a visit to an iron-making village, Barbara painted the inside of a charming carriage house.
 
image courtesy of Barbara
 
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Have a fun week full of beautiful inspirations!

Friday, June 5, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 14, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 14 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week, the random.org number generator chose #14: jean marmo. Last week Jean shared a variety of wonderful images including this beautiful handmade thank you card! (It's definitely something we'd love to get in the mail, wouldn't you?) Please be sure to stop by her blog to see what else she shared.

image courtesy of jean marmo

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Have a fun and creative week!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 13, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 13 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

Our random number generator this week chose #15 - Nicole/DVArtist.  On her post Nicole showed two recent paintings she's just completed. This lovely haunting scene is one. Please drop by and see her other painting.

image courtesy of Nicole/DVArtist
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Have a fun and creative week!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 12, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 12 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.
 
This week random.org chose #22 - Tammie Dickerson. Still on a roll with a painting every day, Tammie was inspired by this path from an old barn to a farmhouse. And how awesome to be by such a charming path in this time of social isolation!
 
image courtesy of Tammie Dickerson
  
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Have a lovely week inspired by the beauty around you!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 11, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 11 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week, the random.org number generator chose #5: Christine. Last week Christine celebrated spring and brightened our day with a beautiful bouquet of tulips. Please be sure to stop by her blog for a closer look.


image courtesy of Christine

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Have a fun and creative week!

Friday, May 8, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 10, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 10 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week random.org chose #16 - Tarang. Tarang just started painting with acrylics and created this mysterious secret staircase for us to ponder where it leads...

image courtesy of Tarang
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Have a fun and creative week!

Friday, May 1, 2020

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

Welcome to Week 9 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

Random.org this week chose #2 - BLOGitse. This lovely orchid is one of a number of quick ink and watercolour sketches BLOGitse created last week. Please drop by and see the rest!

theme art-57 #5 by BLOGitse
image courtesy of BLOGitse
 
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Have a lovely, paint-filled week!

Friday, April 24, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 8, Year 10 Check-In



Welcome to Week 8 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week random.org chose #11 - Debra. Her painting today is a portrait combining two of the wooden animals in her home. Please drop by and see the models and their story...

image courtesy of Debra
 
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Have a fun and creative week!

Friday, April 17, 2020

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

Welcome to Week 7 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week, the random.org number generator chose #14: Debra. Last week Debra shared this fun painting that provided some much needed silliness. Please be sure to stop by her blog for a closer look.

image courtesy of Debra

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Wishing you a safe, healthy, and creative week!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 6, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 6 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week the random.org number generator chose #25: Jennifer Rose. Last week Jennifer Rose shared this beautiful "Rainbow Trees" painting... A definite bright spot in our week. Please be sure to stop by her blog to watch a video of her creating this colorful painting.

image courtesy of Jennifer Rose

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For those who celebrate, we wish you a safe and happy Easter!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 5, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 5 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week our random number generator chose #9 - Margi. Since we can't travel now, we can create places to visit in our art, as Margi has done.

image courtesy of Margi
  
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Stay safe, healthy and creative!!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 4, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 4 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week random.org chose #23 - Linda Calverley. Linda is keeping very busy designing patterns on her tablet and crating paintings in her sketchbook of bears, rats and this lovely iris.


image courtesy of Linda Calverley
 
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Stay safe, stay healthy, stay creative and stay sane!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 3, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 3 of Year 10 here at PPF. We hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation.

This week our random # generator chose #19 - Debra. A friendly goat supports her most recent and lovely landscape.

image courtesy of Debra
 
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Have a wonderfully creative week!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 2, Year 10(!!!) Check-In

Welcome to Week 2, Year 10 of Paint Party Friday!


Thank you to everyone who has partied and continues to party with us each week! You all make PPF a very fun place to be, and we're so happy you're here!

Before we get to this week's party, we need to announce the winner from our 9th birthday celebration last week! The winner (as chosen by the random.org number generator) of the $25 Blick e-gift card is...



Congratulations, Tammie! 
(Please send email us at PaintPartyFriday@gmail.com to let us know
 what email address you'd like us to send your e-gift card to.)

Now, on to this week's party...

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Happy 9th Birthday, PPF!!!


Welcome to a very special Paint Party Friday!


Today we're painting with frosting because PPF is turning 9!!!
As we enter our 10th year, we would like to celebrate 
art, paint, and continued friendship with a giveaway...



We are gifting one of our treasured PPF-ers a $25 Blick e-gift card!

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 the winner.
The winner will receive a $25 e-gift card.

Good luck! Now...
Let's party!!!

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 52, Year 9 Check-In

Welcome to Week 52, Year 9 of Paint Party Friday!
 
This week our random number generator chose #18 - Frauke Christiansen. One of her favourite themes to paint are animals and this is her recent painting of a handsome barn owl.

image courtesy of Frauke Christiansen
  
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Friday, February 21, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 51, Year 9 Check-In

Welcome to Week 51, Year 9 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, Random.org number generator chose #13 - Jean Marmo. Jean recently joined a new art group which is having a show soon. This will be Jean's first and this is one of her lovely painting submissions. Please drop by to see the other
 
image courtesy of Jean Marmo
 
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Have a fun paint-filled week!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 50, Year 9 Check-In

Welcome to Week 50 of Year 9 here at Paint Party Friday. Happy Valentine's Day to all!

This week our random number generator chose #12 - Barbara. After an absence from painting, Barbara was inspired to get painting again, and here is her latest!

image courtesy of Barbara
  
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Have a fun, paint-filled week!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 49, Year 9 Check-In

Welcome to Week 49, Year 9 of Paint Party Friday!

This week, the random.org number generator chose #11: Erica. Last week Erica shared a beautiful glimpse into her travel sketchbook. She also included an inspiring "video tour", so please be sure to stop by her blog to check it out!

image courtesy of Erica

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 48, Year 9 Check-In

Welcome to Week 47, of Year 9 here at Paint Party Friday!

This week our random number generator chose #19 - Linda Calverley. Linda had a number of creations to share this week including this lovely and elaborate one of unusual animals. Please drop by and see the close-ups, WIP and her other paintings!

image courtesy of Linda Calverley
  
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Friday, January 24, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 47, Year 9 Check-In

Welcome to Week 47, of Year 9 here at PPF!

This week Random.org chose #1 - Sue from Australia. Sue painted a mixture of the plane and avian life in her garden. So nice to see a beautiful happy Australian image after the heartbreaking ones filling the news everyday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone (and everything) affected by the fires.

Image courtesy of Sue from Australia
  
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Friday, January 17, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 46, Year 9 Check-In

Welcome to Week 46, Year 9 Check-In!

This week, the random.org number generator chose #11: IKE. Last week Ike shared an adorable watercolor painting (that has us dreaming of Spring!)! Please be sure to stop by Ike's blog to see more!

image courtesy of IKE

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Happy Painting!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 45, Year 9 Check-In

Welcome to Week 45 of Year 9 here at PPF!
 
This week our random number generator chose #8 - Anesha. She had just finished a lovely painting commission. No doubt her client will be very happy to see this smiling face!

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

Friday, January 3, 2020

Paint Party Friday: Week 44, Year 9 Check-In

Welcome to Week 44, Year 9 of Paint Party Friday... We hope your new year is off to a great start!

This week, the random.org number generator chose #10: Anthony. Last week Anthony shared a beautiful fashion portrait in watercolor. Please be sure to stop by his blog for a closer look.

image courtesy of Anthony

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