Thursday, December 29, 2011

Paint Party Friday


I have to admit I love Paint Party Friday's  Hosted by the most wonderful Kristin and Eva.  I love hopping around to see what everyone is creating and it makes me really happy to share the progress on the art I have been making.

This week was all about finishing my torn paper portrait commission of Henrie.  He 's complete and heading toward Utah where his owner will receive him as a surprise Bday present from her Sweetie.

I have to tell you his whiskers were a challenge I tried all types of materials before I came across some yarn that had shreds coming off of it and the shreds became Henrie's whiskers!



(Torn Paper Henrie and his photograph)

Close up torn paper Henry


Canvas all ready for adhesion of Henry
Finished Canvas (poorly lit photo boo!)


Here's my Next Commission "Willie"   Isn't he a doll?  I had to special order some white handmade Japanese paper for him in pearly whites.  Hopefully the order will arrive soon so I can get him under way.


HAVE A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
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STAY SAFE EVERYONE!!!


I'm donating $1 to Animal Rescue programs for every new "Like" I get on my Art Studio Facebook page so if you'd like to do a little something for the homeless doggies and kitties stop on by 

32 comments:

Diana Evans said...

oh Robin!!!!! this new piece is amazing work.....you are so creative and your style is so unique!!! wonderful and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!!!

RobanStudio said...

Happy New Year Robin. Your pet portraits are so sweet. The client will be so happy with the gift.

JKW said...

Henry is amazing. Thanks for telling us what you did. Blessings, Janet PPF

craftattack said...

Have a great New Year! Hugs, Valerie

NatashaMay said...

Wonderful portrait as always! I'm amazed everytime how awesome these portraits come out. :) Happy New Year, Robin!! I wish you health, happiness, love and lots of commissions. :)

Nicola said...

Wow he is so cute! What a fantastic piece and so interesting to see it take shape, love how you solved the problem with the whiskers too!! I look forward to seeing the next one!! :0) We have a rescue dog that we got last year, it's nice to know that we've helped at least one animal. She's still a very timid dog, we don't know what's happened to her in the past but she's definitely living a good life now! :0)

- T.W - said...

Wow, really amazing work! This must have taken ages, I'm impressed by your patience~

Let's hope next year will bring lots of inspiring moments!
Happy New Year!

// -T.W-

carlarey said...

Love these paper portraits. You do such an amazing job of capturing the dog's expression and personality.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Adorable creations! Love them and new commission is a cutely ~
~ ~~ Happy New Year to you ~ namaste, Carol, Share the Creative Journey ~ Happy PPF ^_^

Jenn Girl said...

LOVELY! Just lovely!

BlackPumpkin said...

Love Hernie and Willie!!!
Happy 2012!

Gloria said...

That really came out wonderfully, I can see you will have fun with "Willie" too.

hastingshall2 said...

Robin, this is positively the "spitting image" of Henry! Your talent at paper painting is amazing. What a wonderful birthday gift this would be for Henry's mom. I can't wait to see your work on Willie. Faye

rajns (carolyn) said...

I continue to be amazed at how much detail you can create with your paper!!!! Wow!!

La Abela said...

Great dogs!!! Happy new year

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi! I think this is my first visit to your blog and what gorgeous art you make! I love your style with the torn paper, very unique and beautiful.

Happy New Year! and PPF!
Jaime

FLO said...

I wish you a wonderful new year Robin. Your dogs are beautiful!
Flo :)

Julie said...

I love Henry's face, so sweet. And it's so great that you are helping animals. My house is filled with animals that I rescued! Happy New Year!

KAT said...

these torn paper creations are excellent ! very creative and unique and Ill be back to see what you do next

Happy New Year

- KAT -

Tammie said...

this turned out wonderful. i love the texture in it!

lovely New Year and beyond to you~

Gloria said...

I love all the feeling you put into your portratis of pets. Great job and Willie is a doll. I wish he was mine, I would really give him lots of love and kiss his little nosey. Thanks for sharing and Robin, Happy New Year to you and look forward to your work in 2012.

EVA said...

What a lovely piece - I bet she will be thrilled! Both of these dogs are so cute! Must make it fun to paint them.

Happy New Year, Robin. All the best for 2012!

WrightStuff said...

My first thoughts were "he looks so fluffy", then I had to smile as I remembered the line from Despicable me.... (a film you have to see if you've missed it so far!)

Leovi said...

We have been very nice this piece of torn paper. I wish you a happy 2012.

Ginny said...

Your work is incredible. I know someone will have a wonderful birthday surprise. Happy New Year!

Beadwright said...

I am so amazed at your torn paper art. At first glance I though it was water color. Wonderful!!!
Nicole/Beadwright

Fallingladies said...

Great job as always! Perfect!

laurie said...

wow just beautiful,,,

Carol said...

Your work is amazing and I can't wait to see the next one! Have a Great New Year!!!!!

Carola Bartz said...

Wow, that is incredible! Henry looks amazing - I'm pretty sure his owner will love this gorgeous piece of art.

Happy New Year to you!

soulbrush said...

wonderfully soulful eyes---Happy New year to you my dear friend, and to those two men in your life LOL

Evelyn said...

Wonderful - how unique (have I said that before?).

Happy New Year, all the best for 2012,
Evelyn