Thursday, January 12, 2012

Paint Party Friday January 13th

Happy Friday the 13th Paint Party Friday Friends!  

I for one do not have a negative superstition about Friday the 13th, I've always considered it a rather lucky day instead of the ominous cursed day that is popular.

So What's happening in my Studio this week?  Willie the Westy, another of my Torn Paper Pet Portrait commissions is just about completed.  Here is my torn paper pet portrait next to his photograph.

Torn Paper Willie next to his photo

Here is the canvas I created for him, he's just set on top of it at the moment, I won't adhere him until I touch base with my client since we hadn't discussed background colors yet, he might get a different canvas.


I really adore creating these pet portraits.  I am definitely a dog lover (I have 4) but I think it would be so much fun if someone would commission a portrait of their cat!

Well I'm off to make the rounds to see what you all are creating this wonderful Friday!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

I didn't get around to everyone last week as I came down with a terrible ear infection.  I thought that was a kid thing but wowsa what a doozy!  I finally gave in and went to the doc yesterday after every home remedy failed.  I almost never get sick so I am a reluctant patient. Hopefully another day or two and I'll be back to 100%   I do feel good enough to make the rounds this week though! 

I'm planning a blog candy giveaway for February so stay tuned!

Thanks as always to the most talented Kristin and Eva for my favorite blog event of the week!  Be sure to stop by the Paint Party Friday Blog and see what everyone else is up to!

1:49pm (PST) update the client just stopped by and loves Willie and his Canvas....YAY!  Now I can finish him up.

39 comments:

Gloria said...

It's looking good Robin.Love what you are doing with this piece. Glad you are feeling better. Take care.

RobanStudio said...

Awwwh, Willie is so very cute! Your client will adore it. Get better soon. xo

Geri Centonze said...

Ah...so adorable! Happy PPF! Love your torn paper portraits!

Netty said...

Its amazing what you have achieved from torn paper, brilliant. Happy PPF, x

Sunshineshelle said...

I am in awe of these creations, I love to blow them up so I can see all the detail - great work, gorgeous dog too :)

Mandy said...

your work is so special...its lovely to just look at!!so so clever...xxx

Anne said...

Absolutely wonderful, so original and endearing! <3

Pointy Pix said...

Willie looks fantastic! You've given him a great michievous look in his eyes!

Glad to hear you are feeling better from your ear infection. I know what you mean about cats - out of all the pet portraits I've done only 1 has been a cat so far!

art2cee2 said...

Amazing work! I am sure your client will adore the portrait. I love painting all animals too, dogs and horses are favorites! :-)

SHERI C said...

This medium is captivating and your love of the subject shines through. Love your art!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
HappyHorseStudio

Debbie said...

This is looking great! i hope you'll post it with the background. It will be fun to see the finished piece.

Gloria said...

What a wonderful job you did! I don't know what it is about cat people, of which I am one. I have always had cats except when I was very young and living at home. We had a couple of dogs, but then my mother switched to cats. Then when I was first married we had a German Shepard, but next time around we got a Manx cat and I have never had a dog since. I have painted cats for other people, but I have never had the desire to have a painting of my own cat. I will paint the big cats and consider the tiger as my alter ego...I painted a large painting of a tiger and have it in my guest room. Now I feel weird!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Glad you're feeling a little better.
Looking so forward to your February blog candy giveaway! Woo-hoo!

Willie the Westie is stellar!
I so admire your work!


Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Daniele Valois said...

Nice work!

JKW said...

Your torn paper art fascinates me. I love it. Blessings, Janet PPF

NatashaMay said...

I love him! And it always amazes me how much the portrait and the photo look alike. :)

hastingshall2 said...

The Westie in paper scraps is so adorable. Your portraits are really beautiful works of art. Faye

La Abela said...

This puppy out of the context, seems alive. Saludos

Beadwright said...

Well you know how I admire your torn paper art. I am so amazed by it. I too count this day as a lucky day.
Nicole/Beadwright

carlarey said...

I am just amazed by the likeness you capture on every one of these portraits. Willie is terrific, that paper was the perfect choice.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is absolutely breathtaking! I agree your paper choices are perfect- and I hope your client likes the green background, 'cause I LOVE it!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Christine said...

This is just lovely! Sorry you were unwell!

Carol L McKenna said...

Adorable and well done ~ Be well~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

BlackPumpkin said...

Lovely!!

Pam Tucker said...

What a beautiful portrait! Such wonderful work you do with torn paper. Amazing... Glad to hear you are feeling better. :)

MollyGirl said...

This is incredible! I'm not familiar with the torn paper technique that you use but the likeness is amazing!

Carolyn Dube said...

Glad you are starting to feel better! This portrait is just so huggable. There is such texture in the paper you used!

Catherine Denton said...

WOW, that is insanely good!! Torn paper...wow.
Catherine Denton

Carol said...

He's adorable and so cuddly looking :0)

Pet Portraits said...

Absolutely wonderful, Good work done on torn paper.

Elisa Choi said...

so so fantastic robin! You are amazing at these torn paper arts! Get well soon!

Kristin Dudish said...

Hooray! I'm glad to see your blog is back up and running :)

I think this is my favorite so far - Willie is absolutely fantastic!!! The way you've gotten such depth in that white fur is amazing... Incredible, really.

xo
Kristin

*jean* said...

o that is outstanding! and darling!! happy PPF!

Melisa said...

Willie is marvelous and I also love the owl from a few posts below.

Heather said...

This is wonderful!!! You have capture his face to a T. Love. I hope you feel better I also had an ear infection. Some strange bug going around. Have not had an ear infection since I was little!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

This is fantastic and Willie is such a cutie! Have a great week. :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

You have truly captured Willie's expression in your portrait! Wonderful! happy PPF!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your torn paper westie looks downright pettable. You make the best pet portraits!

KAT said...

wonderful art work
I love what you do

-KAT-