Friday, April 9, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 4, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 4 of Year 11 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 #8 - Anesha. She just completed this wonderful portrait of an adorable little guy...

image courtesy of Anesha

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.

Have a lovely creative week!

Friday, April 2, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 3, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 3 of Year 11 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. Happy Easter to all who celebrate!

This week our random number generator chose #7 - Wendy K. Birds are showing up in on garden and on PPF a lot lately and Wendy has created this adorable goldfinch to show us.

image courtesy of Wendy K.

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.

Have a lovely paint-filled week!

Friday, March 26, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 2, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 2, Year 11 of Paint Party Friday!

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our 10th birthday blogoversary last week! We appreciate all of your very kind comments and messages and look forward to partying with you all for another year!

This week, we would like to start by highlighting the very fun celebration art that was created last week...

Thank you, Tracey!

Thank you, Monica!

Thank you, Carol!

Thank you, Christine!

Thank you, Peggy!

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...
As chosen by the random.org number generator...
The winner of the $25 Blick e-gift card is...


Congratulations, Jean!
(Please email us at paintpartyfriday@gmail.com with the email address 
you'd like us to send your e-gift card to.)

Now, it's time for this week's party!

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1. Thank you for helping to make this such a fun place to paint and party!

Friday, March 19, 2021

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY PAINT PARTY FRIDAY!!!

WELCOME TO A VERY SPECIAL PAINT PARTY FRIDAY!


PPF is turning 10!!!
As we enter our 11th (and final) year, we would like to celebrate 
art, paint, and the importance of such a supportive community with a giveaway...


We are gifting one of our treasured PPF friends 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!!!

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1. Thank you for helping to make this such a fun place to paint and party!

Friday, March 12, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 54, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 54 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. If you're wondering why there are extra weeks in PPF's year, please check out this post. And we're happy to announce that after reading your thoughtful comments and emails, we've decided to keep going for one more year!

Next week we'll be celebrating PPF's 10th Birthday Blogoversary!! If you feel like creating some party inspired art, we'd love to see it. (But, as always, you don't need to follow a prompt to participate in the celebration.)

This week, the random number generator chose #17: Frauke Christiansen. Last week Frauke shared a magical peacock painting that she created using a new technique she had recently discovered. (You won't want to miss her blog post where she walks us through her steps!)

image courtesy of Frauke Christiansen 

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.

Hoping you make some magical painting discoveries of your own this week!

Friday, March 5, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 53, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 53 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. If you didn't join us last week, please take a minute to look at it and comment or email us. Thanks to those who have.

This week our random number generator chose #6 - Anesha. Finishing up a course on pet portraits these adorable guys are her latest painting.

image courtesy of Anesha

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.

Have a lovely and creative week!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 52, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 52 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.

It is almost PPF's 10th Anniversary. We started on March 18th, 2011 and because there are a few more days in the year than an even 52 weeks, we are a bit askew in our countdown so we will add a few weeks to Year 10 until we get closer to the actual anniversary - March 19th, 2021.

We had been planning to have a last big party and then call it quits. 10 years has been a great run for a painting party and place to show your art. With the continuing COVID-19 restrictions to our lives, we are thinking another year might be warranted. We love that many of you are still coming to the party every week. Thank you so much! We don't know though if PPF plays an important part in your life or if it is just one of many events you participate in regularly and how or if it's absence will affect you? If you'd like to email us as we ponder this, please do so at paintpartyfriday at gmail dot com (You know... written like that to reduce spambot activity... or use the link near the upper right side below the banner.)

Meanwhile... back to our "regularly scheduled program"... This week random.org chose #24 - Erica (Watercolor Sketchbook). Erica showed us more of her sketchbook pages from her travels. Please drop by and see the rest!

image courtesy of Erica Watercolor Sketchbook

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.


Have an inspired and creative week!

Friday, February 19, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 51, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 51 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: not afraid of color. Last week Lee Anna shared a bright and beautiful painting that started in one direction and ended in another. To learn about the fun process she went through, please stop by her blog!

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.

May your creativity take you on a fun and unexpected journey this week!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 50, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 50 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 # - Linda Calverley. LOL It seems like our random number generator is into birds this winter! Lin painted a charming penguin and a few others so please drop by and see the rest!

image courtesy of Linda Calverley

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.

Have a wonderfully creative week!

Friday, February 5, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 49, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 49 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 #7 - Wendy K. Already preparing for next Christmas, Wendy plans to make this sweet robin into Christmas cards!

image courtesy of Wendy K

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.  Have a lovely and creative week!

Friday, January 29, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 48, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 48 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 #24: Ayala Art. Last week Martha shared a lovely recreation of Modigliani's painting of Jeanne Hebuterne. In addition to her blog post, she also shared a video of how she painted it!

image courtesy of Ayala Art

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1. 

Have an inspiring week!

Friday, January 22, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 47, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 47 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 #6 - Nature Footstep. Monica did this lovely winter mixed media piece to show us, as well as a few others. Please drop by her blog and see the rest!

Winter Night - image courtesy of Monica Johannsson @NatureFootstep

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1. 

Have a fun and paint-filled week!

Friday, January 15, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 46, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 46 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: Kokopelli Design. Creativity took flight during the holiday season at the Kokopelli Design blog as she painted a beautiful variety of feathered friends. Please be sure to check out the rest.

image courtesy of Kokopelli Design

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1. 
May your creativity soar this week!

Friday, January 8, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 45, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 45 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We hope that you are all enjoying a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season 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 #16 - Anesha. Skipper, her cat, is the subject of Anesha's latest lovely oil painting. Isn't he handsome!

image courtesy of Anesha

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1. 
Hope you are having a very creative start to the year!

P.S. Not sure what happened to Mr. Linky last week - it was there when we hit "publish"... Thank you to Christine for emailing us. If anyone notices it happening again or another issue, please email us! (Button is near the top of the right side of the blog.)

Friday, January 1, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 44, Year 10 Check-In

Welcome to Week 44 of Year 10 here at Paint Party Friday. We hope that you are all enjoying a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season 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 #13 - Deepa@Huesnshades. What a post Deepa had this week with lots of art to show! She has been painting up a storm since COVID-19 hit and showed us much of her work. It was hard to choose one to show you! Please visit her to see the rest - it is virtual  visit to a gallery showing!

image courtesy of Deepa@Huesnshades 

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.
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Have a very Happy New Year! Best wishes for a healthy, happy and creative 2021!