Thursday, January 5, 2012

Paint Party Friday January 6th


Fun stuff on my desk today!  I just got in a big order of paper.  You wouldn't think I'd need more but I did need lots of white, white, white for my next doggy commission, a delightful all white Westy.   Isn't this white paper with the circles just scrumptious?

My newest torn paper creation is a barn owl I've been working on all week.  I started painting a canvas for him and hope to have him added and complete for next weeks PPF!


He is comprised of all sorts of different papers.  The main paper I used for his white feathery look was this handmade Thai Paper called Lace Window Panes.


I also started on my next doggy portrait commission Willie the Westy.  Not a lot to show you yet just a few process pictures.

Here are the two papers I chose to create Willie's Eyes

I love this paper choice for his nose with it's mottled colors I added a bit of pink copic to get the color just right



Here are the eyes and nose I created set over the top of his photograph.  I set them on top to compare and contrast, if they blend in well over the top of the photograph then I know they are ready for me to use to create my piece.  These blended quite well, I think, so they've gone on to my cutout template.


There now you've seen the starting steps of my pet portrait creations. Thanks for stopping by for Paint Party Friday hosted by the most fabulous Kristin and Eva!  Enjoy the blog hop!

Now I'm off to enjoy what everyone else is creating!




38 comments:

Heather said...

Robin I love your paper creations. So great. I love the paper. Awesome. I am going to have to get me some of that! The westie is really coming along can't wait to see it finished. Happy New Year!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love what you do. I'm new to PPF, and it's so fun seeing so many different styles. The owl is amazing.
Rinda

squidwrite said...

These are really awesome, I love all of the textures that you get from using the different textured papars. Very cool and beautiful.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

He is going to look sooo adorable when he is done. The closeup of the nose was great too so we could see some of the details... happy ppf xx

Pointy Pix said...

that paper is gorgeous! I love your pet portraits done with torn paper - the wee westie (my personal fav, naturally being a biased westie mum of two!)is looking great - I love his nose!

Nicola said...

Oh wow that owl is beautiful!!! It looks so fluffy! And I love seeing your progress shots you always blow me away with your work with paper!!! Absolutely brilliant! Happy New Year! :0)

craftattack said...

Your off to a good start! Valerie

BlackPumpkin said...

Love your art!! They seem so real!!

Netty said...

Loving your paper creations, so talented. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

NatashaMay said...

You really did a great job on feathers. :) Great start on the dog portrait as well. :)

Fallingladies said...

Amazing as always, and amazingly perfect papers!

carlarey said...

Seeing how you do this is so interesting. Willie is going to be terrific.

Love the owl, he looks like royalty!

Mary C. Nasser said...

I do love the white paper with circles!
Your owl is exquisite!
Can't wait to see your Westie finished...we had 2 growing up! :)

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Phoenix Peacock said...

I am always so impressed with your torn paper technique and how much your portraits end up looking like the pet.

Gloria said...

Oh wow Robin. What an exciting way to work. I had never thought of doing the things you are doing. Thanks for sharing. I've gotten lots of ideas from this because I want to paint my family pet member Chocolatte as some point. Wow!!or Wowza!! Thanks for sharing, great work and look forward to seeing the results.

JKW said...

amazing to me how you do that with torn paper. Love the Owl, my very favorite. I watch them 24/7 when the owl cams are on. . . and the eagles. Blessings, Janet PPF

hastingshall2 said...

Robin, I love the barn owl. Simply amazing! And the start on the Westie looks great.
Faye

Carolyn Dube said...

It's so much fun to get art goodies in and just look at them - that circle paper is to die for! Looking forward to seeing it on your newest portrait!

Megan said...

Your art is so impressive! That owl is so beautiful... hard to believe it's composed of torn paper.

La Abela said...

Precious pets, Xo

Ayala Art said...

Beautiful work! It always amazes me to see a part out of context, looking so different, and then places in the right spot, makes all sense.
I have seen them! Beautiful cats! Happy new year and PPF!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh this is FABULOUS- I LOVE seeing the process other people use to create. Especially when it is so different from what I do. Just like being on a studio tour :D
Thanks for sharing!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Daniele Valois said...

You are wickedly awesome!!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Oooooooooh! Love them both ~ owl looks rather regal and dog is adorable ~ ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Carol said...

Your paper creations are amazing!!! I can't wait to see what lil' ole' Willie looks like when he is finished.

SHERI C said...

Your paper creations are so unique. LOVE that OWL!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

Kristin Dudish said...

Your paper paintings are out of this world! I love seeing your process and all of the thought and care that go into them! (It is very interesting to see how you test out the features on top of the photograph.)

xo
Kristin

Belinda Carson said...

wonderful!!

EVA said...

Gorgeous owl and great start to the Westie portrait! Fascinating to see your process.

Jennifer McLean said...

wow, really realistic and great work. Who doesn't love puppy noses and faces. Well done.
Jenn

Geckostone said...

Wow you are soooooo creative! I love all the different papers, FUN to the max! Your owl is scrumptious!!!Deb

Lorraina said...

You find the most scrumptious paper and Robin, your use of it in the pet portraits is absolutely awesome!

Beadwright said...

You are amazing!!! I find your art so exciting.
Nicole/Beadwright

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

That owl is gorgeous!!! I love, LOVE the texture. Plus...I am just crazy about owls right now. Your work is always so interesting!!

Mandy said...

that paper picture is so darn cool....and your painted puppies are gorgeous...xxx

Mandy said...

that paper picture is so darn cool....and your painted puppies are gorgeous...xxx

Gloria said...

How fabulous your creations are! The owl is unbelievable, I love it!

KAT said...

love your creative spirit your art is so full of feeling

- KAT-