Thursday, April 5, 2012

Paint Party Friday April 5th, 2012

Happy Paint Party Friday!

First I want to apologize to those I didn't get to visit last week.  My best laid plans got way laid by a virus and I didn't get to nearly all the wonderful posts that I wanted to.  I sure am looking forward to seeing everyone's art this week!

So here's what I did this week:

I painted an unconventional monkey with unconventional tools (a hair pick, a wire sponge, and my fingers.) I've been working on this technique from a DVD by the wonderful artist Marshall Arisman.

Truth and Knowledge

I created a somewhat creepy altered altoid tin for a creepy circus people altered art exchange

Greedy Bastard


and the majority of my week was spent putting the finishing touches on Samson, which you all are pretty sick of seeing from minute change to minute change but he is finished and went in the mail to his home in Hollywood.




Thank so much for stopping by for Paint Party Friday hosted by the most wonderful Kristen and Eva.

Happy Weekend!

21 comments:

Gloria said...

Wow, very nice Robin. Love that ape/monkey. Excellent. Great idea for the Altoid can. Hope you feel better soon and for now, Happy Easter and PPF. Thanks for sharing even though you are feeling ill. Take care.

Netty said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better Robin. Loving your fabulous artwork espcially the Monkey. Love your altered piece as well. Happy PPF and have a blessed Easter, Annette x

Pointy Pix said...

Wow, you've really been creative! The monkey is amazing - what a great technique. The altoid tin is totally creepy and absolutely fabulous all at the same time! I love the title!
As for Samson - we had a wee yorkshire terrier called Sampson when I was young - he is adorable and, as always, you did such a fabulous job!
You might be interested in the details in my blog today actually about art for animals through VIVA.

Happy Easter

Palma said...

That's pretty very impressive! I love to paint with my fingers but it has never come out anything like your monkey.
I love your exchange piece

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Samson is just glorious... they will love receiving that... and your monkey is looking very cool... great week for creativity even if you were recovering from a virus... hope you are well now...hope you have a happy and safe Easter ...xx

craftattack said...

Lovely work, hope you are now feeling better! Valerie

NatashaMay said...

That's a great technique to try out. Beautiful monkey and I totally love the Pomeranian. :) Happy Easter! :)

Carolyn Dube said...

I love the variety you have here- such different methods but all full of creativity and fabulous art you created!

Faye said...

I have loved watching Samson progress bit by literal bit! I am so amazed at your ability to make this kind of art and to do it so beautifully. Also, the monkey is a fascinating piece. Nicely done too.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Don't think I could ever tire of seeing Samson!
Looks amazing!
I hope you're feeling better every day.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Samson is handsome and wonderful ~ Love the powerful monkey also ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Christine said...

nice work this week, your dog portraits are amazing!

Helen Campbell said...

Happy Friday! I love the background for your portrait of Sampson. It's always fun seeing the progression of your paintings.

Debbie said...

Samson turned out so well. It's been fun seeing him progress. 'Love your other creative projects, too!

Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston) said...

love the monkey. the circus guy would thoroughly creep me out if I had him around, but I guess that's the point! Really cool design, though

Anne said...

Amazing original and creative pieces! Samson is awesome! <3 Happy PPF!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Samson turned out great. I love the idea of the unconventional tools you used for your painting. bravo!! I like your Altoids guy too. Happy PPF.

Geckostone said...

Awesome work! I love your monkey and the title. Reminds me of a great book on tape called " Ishmael". Happy PPF! Deb

carlarey said...

Great new pieces. You amaze me with your ability to do things that are so completely different.

EVA said...

Wow! What an awesome assortment. LOVE that monkey!! Such character. Creepy circus people - boy did you capture that well.

Samson looks great finished. I bet his owners will love it!

Sunshineshelle said...

Love your post & sometimes we just get a bit bogged down to visit, don't worry because I think we all think the same way & no one minds (well I don't LOL) I REALLY love your monkey, well I love everything you do, but monkeys are one of my fav animals. Hope you are back to good health asap!