Friday, March 9, 2012

Paint Party Friday March 9th

Hello Bloggy Friends and Happy Friday!

Happy 1 year to Paint Party Friday one of my very favorite blog hops!!  Thank you to Kristin and Eva for hosting this wonderful event each week!

I usually post for Paint Party Friday but I am really behind the 8 ball on posting this week, I'll probably be 100 and something on the list!  My soon to be teenage Son is definitely dealing with the hormones and was an emotional roller coaster all day yesterday!  By the time I dropped in bed at midnight (after trying to see the Northern Lights) I went out like a stone!

On a a positive note I have two new Pet portrait commissions that came in, a delightful horse named Tootsie Roll and the absolutely most adorable pom named Samson!

I've been working my way through Marshall Arisman's DVD class on Mixed Media Technique (loving it.)

So what did I paint, I painted Monkeys, they are not mixed media yet, they are intuitive sketches to find form without control.  Without control you say? Well yes, I had to paint them with very unusual tools!

Painting with  indian ink, a stippling sponge, a hair pick and an exacto knife??!?



This was an extremely fun exercise as I created these 11 X 14 fellas in about 5 minutes each and I rather like them for their simplicity. My hubby loved them so they are all ready hanging in my studio!

I also drew this Hookah Caterpillar for one of my friends over at ATCs For All.


I hope you are having a wonderful week and enjoy your hop around bloggy land!  Next week I hope to have my background done for Caleb (The pop art pup I did last week out of torn paper) and a good start on Samson in torn paper. Be sure to stop by and see all of the wonderful Paint Party Friday Postings!



28 comments:

Helen Campbell said...

Isn't it fun being a mom? This whole week with my son has been a roller coaster. Hang in there, Robin!
I love your intuitive sketch monkeys!
Happy PPF Anniversary!

Catherine... said...

I now only have one teenage daughter left..the other one is going to be 21...sorted...I feel for you... I taught my daughters to box a punch bag...great therapy and I drank large quanties of wine...and took the dog for long long walks... love you paintings...especially the monkey.. :)

craftattack said...

Wonderful monkey business! The caterpillar looks really scary! Valerie

Gloria said...

Love your monkeys. How fun! Monkey business as Valerie says.:) tee hee. Have a great weekend.

laurie said...

wow, 5 minute monkeys! and that caterpillar is kind of creepy! Great job!
My children are all grown and gone.Somedays I long for them back again, but others I am over joyed at watching them as adults! Time flys enjoy.

KAT said...

I love your imagination and what fun to test yourself like this very interesting ! I have 4 sons my oldest is 34 and my youngest is 13. I have been through a lot of that teenager stuff so I get YA ! hang in there take it one day at a time and just give him all your love and support

-KAT-

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are so happy!
Rinda

Netty said...

totally amazing you created this monkeys in 5 minutes, it takes me longer to find the materials......

Loving those monkeys and the great caterpillar. Happy PPF, Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING!

MimiTabby said...

I confess your caterpillar reminds me of a tardigrade, and that was actually rather frightening. (google that!) But it is well crafted for sure.

Happy PPF! I always try to have an extra blog post in my back pocket for busy weeks. I hate to miss this party.


Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Dynamite monkey and fun ATC ~thanks, namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

Jenn said...

I love that you did these in 5 minutes - how fun!!!

I have two teenage daughters - hormones always flying all over the place!! :)

Lynn said...

I love the hooka smoking catapillar best! Well done works here!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Fun images!
Congratulations on your two new Pet portrait commissions that came in!
Following you on Pinterest now, too! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Christine said...

what fun sketches this week, thanks for sharing!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

The joys of being a mum hey!!! there are days you could gladly strangle them and then they do something sweet and we forgive them... not that your creativity has been effected your work is wonderful as always and the caterpillar is fab...xx

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Maybe it's the full moon plus hormones? I have a houseful of teenagers and this week was filled with snark- and not the delightful kind! These intuitive sketches are great fun and I can't wait to see your new portraits, cause I know they'll be FAB. I also love your hookah caterpillar! I just got a commission to create a dancing praying mantis- can't wait!
Happy PPF (a day late;))
Stephanie

EVA said...

What fun! Such a cool monkey (and caterpillar). Hard to believe those were the tools you used!

RobanStudio said...

Very cool Robin! Happy PPF!

Annabelle said...

; ) The joys of parenthood....gotta luv them!
Cute sketches of the monkeys and caterpillar.
Hope today is a little easier for you.
Annabelle ; )

*jean* said...

how fun! happy PPF!

Geckostone said...

Oh wonderful FUN!!! I am in love with your caterpillar!!!Deb

Kristin Dudish said...

I didn't realize that Marshall Arisman had an instructional DVD... Very cool! It looks like a fun exercise :)

Congratulations on your commissions - I can't wait to see!

xo
Kristin

Cameron said...

It's great to just play...these monkeys are a fun duo!

That caterpillar is fantastic, too!!!! Really like him a ton!

carlarey said...

These monkeys are terrific. I am amazed at how much expression and character you captured using such unusual tools.

Sophia said...

Whoa! Your indian ink painting is incredibly impressive! Wow. Nice job. :)

Daniele Valois said...

wow, great monkeys! Love that caterpillar! Totally awesome~

JKW said...

I love the sketches, but the caterpillar is awesome. Blessings, Janet PPF