Friday, October 15, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 31. Year 11 Check-In.

Welcome to Week 31 of Year 11 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe, happy and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation. And that things have improved and opened up in your part of the world. 

This week Random.org chose #12 - Not Afraid of Color. Leanne showed us pages from her sketchbooks, including these lovely colourful planters still in bloom!

image courtesy of Leanne @notafraidofcolor

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 colourfully inspired week!

Friday, October 8, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 30. Year 11 Check-In.

Welcome to Week 28 of Year 11 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe, happy and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation. And that things have improved and opened up in your part of the world.

Our random number generator chose #4 - Tracey. This month Tracey is guest hosting another blog challenge and her created this lovely seasonal journal cover to reflect her theme of "My Favourite Colour is October". Please drop by and learn more!

image courtesy of Tracey

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 wonderful October-inspired week! And Happy Thanksgiving weekend to our Canadian PPFers!

Friday, October 1, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 29. Year 11 Check-In.

Welcome to Week 28 of Year 11 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe, happy and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation. And that things have improved and opened up in your part of the world.

Random.org chose #11 this week - Jean Marmo Jean is inspired by Fall these days, creating two multi-media pieces to show us this week. Please drop by to see the other and the cards she created...

image courtesy of Jean Marmo

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 paint-filled week!

Friday, September 24, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 28. Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 28 of Year 11 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe, happy  and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation. And that things have improved and opened up in your part of the world.

Our random number generator this week chose #2 - Soma - InkTorrents.com. Getting away from it all in her garden, Soma painted this lovely bookmark. She also had lots more of her photo project to show us. Please drop by and check it out!


image courtesy of Soma @ Ink Torrents

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, September 17, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 27. Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 26 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. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world.

This week, the random number generator chose #10: Linda K. One of the things that we have always loved about PPF is the community, friendships, and sharing in this community. In her post last week, Linda shared a wonderful example of that generosity. In addition to all of the lovely artwork she showed, Linda posted this fabulous watercolor swatch page that she made (using watercolors that she won from a giveaway by fellow PPF-er, Soma from InkTorrents!)... We just love to see all of the connections that have been made in this group!

image courtesy of Linda K
(Please be sure to check out why she created this sheet.)

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.

Happy Painting!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 26, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 26 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. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

This week random.org chose #12 - Tracey (The comment links were added to the count at the end - sorry for the Mr. Linky issue - it was showing up on the preview... If it happens again, please email us as we don't see the comments as readily. Thanks!) Tracey over-painted a magazine photo to create this super confident portrait! Please check out the close up as well.

image courtesy of Tracey

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, September 3, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 25, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 25 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. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

This week our random number generator chose #15 - Linda C. Lin had a number of fun watercolours to show this week including this very creative and unusual juxtaposition of peacock, robot and poppy. Three things you don't usually find together! What is the meaning or are they random combinations? What is really what creativity and innovation is all about, isn't it - combining previously uncombined ideas together. Please drop by to see the rest...

Peacock, Robot and Poppy - image courtesy of Linda C.

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! And Happy (long) Labour Day Weekend to those to whom it applies!

Friday, August 27, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 24, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 24, Year 11 of Paint Party Friday.

This week we are doing things a bit differently... Instead of letting the random number generator choose a spotlighted artist, we have decided to pay tribute to our fellow PPF-er and dear friend, Tracey Fletcher King. Many of you know that Tracey bravely battled cancer for many years, and we were heartbroken to hear of her passing this past week.


To know Tracey Fletcher King was definitely to love her... How could you not? She had a very special gift for turning the ordinary into something extraordinary. In addition to being an amazing artist (and PPF-er from the earliest days), Tracey's kindness, sense of humor, intelligence, and generosity made her a very bright light in our community. She freely and eagerly shared her talents, time, and even a "cuppa" with the many friends she so easily made from around the globe.

(some of the art from her "Cuppa With Friends" project)

Our deepest sympathy goes out to her loving family (that many PPF-ers knew as "Sinus and Phantom"). We feel so blessed to call her our friend and will miss her dearly.

(More links: Tracey's blog, Tracey's instagram, and the PPF Tea Party for Tracey


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.


Wishing you a week of love and paint...

Friday, August 20, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 23, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 23 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. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

This week our random number generator chose #1: Christine. Last week Christine shared this fun and colorful painting of "Rainbow Mountains". Please be sure to stop by her blog to find out where her inspiration came from!

image courtesy of Christine

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 colorful and creative week!

Friday, August 13, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 22, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 22 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. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

This week our random number generator chose #4 - Rain Frances Sandy. Rain Frances showed Sandy's art as part of her post....

image courtesy of Sandy

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, August 6, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 21, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 21 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. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

This week our random number generator chose #5: Wendy K. Last week Wendy was able to freeze a moment in time through this beautiful painting of a quick flying wood warbler! Please be sure to stop by her blog and say hi!

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.

Here's hoping your week doesn't fly by too quickly!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 20, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 20 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. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

This week our random number generator chose #10 - Jean Marmo. A fun motivational illustration was part of what Jean had to show us this week!

image courtesy of Jean Marmo

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 creative week!

Friday, July 23, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 19, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 19 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. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

This week our random number generator chose #3: Tracey. Last week Tracey shared this tranquil mixed media piece. In her blog post she shared a little bit about the creation of her painting, so you'll definitely want to stop by and check it out.

image courtesy of Tracey

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.

Wishing you a week of inspirational tranquility...

Friday, July 16, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 18, Year 11 Check-In

 Welcome to Week 18 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. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

This week our random number generator hose #2 - Soma of Ink Torrents. Soma showed a number of small paintings she did in a book/journal she entitled Lost Pages... Please visit to see more!

image courtesy of Soma - Ink Torrents

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 your week involves some fun painting!

Friday, July 9, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 17, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 17 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. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

Random.org this week chose #7 - Nat. She is showing us this lovely haunting night scene...

image courtesy of Nat

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 creative week!

Friday, July 2, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 16, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 16 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 the random number generator chose #9: Tarang. Last week Tarang shared this wonderful palette knife painting along with some thoughts on the process. Please be sure to stop by the blog to learn more.

image courtesy of Tarang

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.
Wishing you a week of playful painting experimentation!!

Friday, June 25, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 15, Year 11 Check In

Welcome to Week 15 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 the random number generator chose #13: Christine. Last week Christine shared a lovely little flower painting that she made her own (you'll have to check out her blog post to see what we mean!).

image courtesy of Christine

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.
Wishing you a week full of paintings that you make your own!

Friday, June 18, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 14, Year 11 Check In

Welcome to Week 14 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. 

Random.org this week chose #10 - Jean Marmo. Jean is preparing to sell her watercolour cards at an upcoming fair and this is an especially cute one. Please drop by and see more! Good luck Jean with your and your art group's sales! 

image courtesy of Jean Marmo

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, June 11, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 13, Year 11 Check In

Welcome to Week 13 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 our random number generator chose #1: Dixie @ Arranged Words. Last week Dixie created this beautiful pastel painting. In addition to her lovely work, she also shared lots of useful tips about painting with pastels. Please be sure to stop by her blog to learn more.

image courtesy of Dixie @ Arranged Words

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.


Happy Painting!!

Friday, June 4, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 12, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 12 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 our random number generator chose #10 -  Anesha. What a great photo to post of this fun shed mural she created! Such a view! Also please drop by and see the other cat she painted...

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 fabulously creative week!

Friday, May 28, 2021

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

Welcome to Week 11 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, the random number generator chose #12: Heidrun. Last week Heidrun inspired us all with a delightful garden themed post. Please be sure to stop by her blog to see this beautiful painting along with the other treasures she shared.

image courtesy of Heidrun

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 find your own painting treasures this week!

Friday, May 21, 2021

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

Welcome to Week 10 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 our random number generator chose #19 - Margi. Inspired by gnarly and fascinating old olive trees, Margi created this lovely painting.


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 inspiration strikes you this week!

Friday, May 14, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 9, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 9 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.

Random.org chose #11 - Linda Calverley this week. Lin had a great array of art to show including this cute guy! Please visit her to 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 fun and creative week! 

Friday, May 7, 2021

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

 Welcome to Week 7 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.

Our random number generator this week chose #9: Linda K. Last week Linda shared this wonderful mixed media piece with a quote that I'm sure many of us can relate to. In addition to this lovely painting her post was filled with fabulous content, so please be sure to stop by and check it out.

image courtesy of Linda 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, April 30, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 7, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 7 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.

Our random number generator this week chose #16 - Leeanna/Not Afraid of Colour. Lots of artwork in her most recent post including this charming owl... Please drop by and check out the rest!

image courtesy of Leeanna/NotAfraidOfColour

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, April 23, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 6, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 6 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.

Random.org this week chose #15 - Frauke Christiansen. On visits to the beach, Frauke has been gathering stones and this week she has been painting and transforming some! Please drop by and see more shots and explanations of her process...

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.

Have a fun and creative week!

Friday, April 16, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 5, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 5 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, the random number generator chose #8: Hazel (Didos). Last week Hazel shared an amazing portrait of her cat Harry. Please be sure to stop by her blog to see an adorable photo of her model.

image courtesy of Hazel (Didos)

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 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.)