Saturday, May 7, 2011

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY!

Almost forgot, I joined last week and loved visiting so happy I remembered (thanks Marlene, your post jogged me into action)!!
OK, My Hubby, Soul Surfer & avid Beachcomber handed me a piece of wood recently...  (no jokes please)... actually over Easter... the grain was worn & etched & the piece weathered, it was a treasure washed up by the ocean onto the sand at the bays, you had to be the right person to find this, others may have walked by never bending to scoop it up and absorb the beauty it possessed... I loved the driftwood and was not going to touch it... it sat on my desk,
Anyway...
I ended up painting this on in black ink... and gave it back to him... Good Friday.
Anyone who hasn't checked out the other PPF artists, can follow this link to drop in & see what they got up to this Friday ;)

56 comments:

orchid said...

Hello my Aussie friend,

Australia, Queensland must have wonderful beach!!!
Me and my hubby aren't spots type. Surfing must be fun. It is nice you could make use of his present from the beach, isn't it?
Have a wounferful weekend♫

Catherine... said...

Hi love the driftwood painting... lucky you living in Oz... I love it there... just don't get to go as much as I would like....

Sunshineshelle said...

I am so happy you came to visit :) thank you for your kind words... you know my husband surfs each day but my daughters and I tend to either have a swim or dip if it's really hot but rather take a book & sit under the pandanus trees as we get easily burned, we do enjoy the beach but more for picnics :) I hope to go on a picnic tomorrow for Mother's Day, I love nothing better than just hanging out with the family and it doesn't have to be a fancy restaurant, I rather be spoilt with company rather than an expensive meal, so a sandwich & (maybe a wine LOL) down at the bays in the shade with my hubby & daughters would be ideal, sometimes I take a sketch book with me too, it's wonderful :) Have a great weekend my friend (or as we say it Australia) Ava great weekend mate!! ;)

Sunshineshelle said...

Thank you too Catherine, you sound like you live in a wonderful part of the world too... Orchid is my friend from Japan, you in France & me here on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, and it blows me away that here we are sharing ;) too cool! Where did you go in Oz Catherine? It changes constantly, I'm originally from Sydney & each time I go back to visit family there's a new highway gone in!! Take care & have a great weekend!

Netty said...

Oh wow this drawing on wood is fabulous, you must have such a steady hand. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Doone said...

love the organic texture of the wood enhance by your ink work, simply beautiful, and so nice that it waited so long to appear, both on the beach then on your desk, we hanker for the sea dn live slap bang in the middle of England so no hope of 'nipping' to the beach...but later inteh year I'll post some of the views form the Dark Peaks and that's our compensation, anyhow He's too old to surf now ( don't tell him I told you that - he WIll Not part with the boards and our wet suits.

Jenny Blair said...

Oh I have so many beautiful pieces of collected drift wood around my home, always with the intention of doing something with them...now I am COMPLETELY inspired! Sooo beautiful! LOVE your driftwood lady :)

Heather said...

oh this very cool! I love the beach and collecting driftwood, excellent idea to paint on it with black like this! Beautiful! have a great weekend! xo

New End Studio said...

I like the simplicity and expression in this piece, it's beautiful and meaningful, too. Thanks for showing us the potential in something normally overlooked. Happy Mother's Day, too!

artistamyjo said...

Just love this piece, very unique and the driftwood makes it even more so.
Hugs, Amy

Marlene said...

Oh I love this. The driftwood was a wonderful piece of wood and your ink painting is inspiring. Well done.

Magaly Guerrero said...

This is beautiful... it makes me sad... I think it transmit the spirit of Good Friday to the max.

✌Rabbit said...

This is tunning. I think it is one of my favorite pieces of yours...

So many emotions.

✌Rabbit said...

Stunning, even.

EVA said...

Wow! Did you ever capture the spirit in that driftwood well!

NatashaMay said...

Interesting piece of wood and I love what you did with it. Great job!

Linda in New Mexico said...

You did a fabulous job with such feeling on this piece. You are very good at what you do. Happy Weekend.....The Olde Bagg

Carola Bartz said...

What a beautiful creative way to work on the piece of driftwood. I sometimes bring driftwood from the beach (Northern California) or I just take pictures of those that really strike me. I like their weathered texture.

Magic Love Crow said...

Shelle, what a beautiful, amazing piece of art! So touching and so much feeling!

Gloria said...

It's a lot of fun working on wood. What a great piece to find. Love it! Happy PPF.

La Abela said...

Incredible, wood has a soul of a woman ... Saludos

Melisa said...

It's even more beautiful now.

Mina said...

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful! You are so artistically gifted. I wish I could paint as well, but I must stick to walls and trim. ;-)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Breathtaking..both the wood and the painting! So nice that you gifted it back to your hubby!

Catherine Denton said...

That's beautiful! I would've been one of those who wouldn't have known what a treasure lay in that driftwood.
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Christine said...

it's beautiful what you did with it, gives the piece so much meaning.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

SO beautiful and touching. She expresses so much emotion in such a quiet way,it´s heartwrenching.

Hybrid J said...

Lovely line work, very expressive and fluid. You're doing great with the driftwood. Fantastic! ;)

Roban Studio said...

What a loving gesture between husband and wife. It certainly came out beautiful and I bet he really liked it. I know I do! Happy PPF!

Cameron said...

I love combing for treasures on the beach far more than actually going in the water! I'd probably be sitting under the trees with you, eating a sandwich and sketching :)

She is so sad, you have succeeded in conveying a gentle longing in her that begs for change.....

craftattack said...

Hi Sunshine! Love that piece of driftwood and what you have done with it, just wonderful! Greetings from Kaiserswerth in Germany, Valerie

Magaly Guerrero said...

Just stopping by to say Happy Mother's Day! May your babies paint you the most wonderful of occasions!

Mary Hysong said...

What a lovely piece, it was just meant to be! Happy PPF!

pinkglitterfae said...

Fantastic work! I bet your hubby was impressed with this.
I wish I lived near a beach, I need to get a hold of some wood too (no jokes here, lol!)
as I've wanted to paint some Santas on driftwood for a while now.
have a great day!
xoxo
betty

Yvonne said...

Oh wow, that is very cool!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow! Absolutely breath-taking and beautiful! Gorgoeus work! I love painting on driftwood too..it is really magical..and your art is gorgeous!! Shine on!
You are awesome SunshineShell!!
Victoria

Leovi said...

He has been a wonderful drawing. I love the design of the piece of wood.

Tammie said...

this is absolutely tender and gorgeous. So creative of you.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

it's like the wood was made to have this image. beautiful! So glad you've joined PPF! I love your artwork :)

Julie said...

I love love love this! Beautiful.

Ayala Art said...

Very nice!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Guess who have an I JUST LOVE HER VERSATILE WAYS award at my blog?

Yep, you! http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-versatile-witch-loves-to-get.html

Linda in New Mexico said...

Oh my dear, I have awarded you the same award as Ms. Wicked Darling herself......oops...but tag, you're it. Hugs

Mina said...

Hello, Miss Shelle. I'm just dropping by to tell you I have an award for you on my blog if you would like it. Take care!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi From Scotland
This is my first time joining in with Paint Party Friday - incredibly artists out there, you included. This is fabulous.
Wishes
Lynne

SHERI C said...

So much emotion from this work. Love the medium too. HAPPY PPF!

art2cee2 said...

This is just incredible! I love the theme and it is so perfect that is was washed up on the beach. Glad you decided to do something more with it! :-)

Sacred Yoli said...

She is beautiful! What a great use of recycling. Stunning!

Julie Prichard said...

AWESOME!! Love your sense of humor too. Happy PPF!

Pointy Pix said...

i love driftwood and you have created a stunning piece of art from this piece. she is simply stunning!

Denni said...

I love painting on things other than canvas. She is so pretty and sad. Very moving little piece of work!

Heather said...

Such a pretty piece. Great idea to recycle!!!

Anne said...

It's beautiful. Glad he found it and that you decided to paint on it. I really want to try some paintings on alternative materials.

Her Speak said...

What a cool way to use found materials! Love it!

Mina said...

Thank you so much for your well wishes and that precious tasty comment. You are such a sweetheart!

laurie said...

Oh I love this one as well, brilliant!!