Thursday, July 19, 2012

Paint Party Friday July 19th

Welcome Paint Party Friday Friends!  I'm so happy you stopped by!


I wasn't able to play last week, heck I barely had time to breath.  I was out of town on Wed-Friday, my DS turned 13 and his birthday wish was to go to the Great Wolf Lodge,  a huge indoor water park.

The Great Wolf Lodge  was the inspiration for the piece I am working on right now and what is on my desk.

After seeing the  very cool wall sconces they had I decided to do a howling wolf Chigirie (Torn Paper) piece.  I've created the wolf from real wasp nest paper, I posted about it in my last post http://artstudio33.blogspot.com/2012/07/wasp-nest-papercool.html  It was a little difficult to work with because it is very fragile but I love the striations it has and it took well to gel medium.  Here are is an earlier step.  A few people asked if it smelled and the answer is that it smells just like regular paper and it was gifted to me so I didn't have to fight off any wasp for it.  They actually are collected after the wasp desert them in the winter time.



WIP (Work in Progress)  Howl 3/4's finished

A Saturday Added note.  I just finished this wolf piece, stop by my Facebook Studio page  and check out the finished results https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robin-Panzer-Art-Studio-33/231107300246708?ref=hl
Another reason I was so crazy busy last week, a delivery date for a commission I was working on got moved up by a week and put me in a bit of a frenzy as I was going to be gone 2 1/2 days and was losing 9 days I had intended to work on the project....ahhhhhg!   I finished it literally an hour before I had to deliver it but I was extremely happy with the results so maybe the pressure to work faster isn't the worst thing as I tend to take a long time to finish my pieces.

Here was the result, this is Henry as a lightly pop art Chigire (Torn Paper) Pet Portrait






This week has started out fantastic from a full time working artist stand point as I just finished the commission on Henry.  I sold the inspirational Pit Bull  piece to the right of Henry yesterday and I received 2 more commissions this week.  I'm so happy that the work has been coming in at a steady pace.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm hoping to get by to visit lots of you over the next couple of days because I finally got an Ipad and now I don't have to be tied to my desk to visit...YAY!

Thanks so much to the wonderful Kristen and Eva for hosting Paint Party Friday!  Check it out!

31 comments:

Helen Campbell said...

Wonderful, Robin! I love how the wolf is progressing. And I always adore your pet portraits. Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

Wow, what a wonderful portrait of Henry. Just excellent! Also, your howling wolf is just awesome. Thank you.

Lynn said...

Fun wolf piece and huge congrats on the sales especially the one you knocked out just in time. I like them all!!!!

Kat Sloma said...

Oh, this torn paper work is gorgeous! I love that commissioned portrait. Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

I love wolves and yours is so howling good! The pet portraits are a delight. Congrats on all your work flowing in. I really like how they look when "framed".

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

How exciting for you, Robin! What great news about the new commissions! Henry is awesome! And the wasp nest paper is intriguing, to say the least! It's going to add an interesting dimension to your wolf! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

Tracey Fletcher King said...

congrats on the steady commissions, but it is totally understandable as your work is so lovely and your skills are really amazing... hope this week is a little less hectic...xx

Natasha said...

I love the dog paintings, so much character! Painting a wolf is on my to-do list. Your wolf came out marvelously well. I hope when mine comes I get a similarly good result. I have never heard about wasp paper before. It sounds fascinating.

Faye said...

Your work with torn paper is always so fascinating to me. I love the howling wolf that you made from the wasp nest paper. And Henry is such a doll! Great job.

carlarey said...

Fantastic new pieces! That wasp nest paper was perfect for the wolf's fur.
Love the new pop art portraits, they are wonderful. Glad to see the commissions are rolling in.

NatashaMay said...

Love Henry and the wolf. :)

Netty said...

wow you have been busy and loving them all, fab work, x

Nora CG said...

Congratulations on your coming work and selling your last piece. It came out gorgeous!!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

The wolf is just lovely. That wasp paper is beautiful for fur. Henry is fabulous. Happy PPF

Debbie said...

I've been to Great Wolf a couple of times, but never was inspired! Your wolf is really interesting. I had no idea you could use wasp paper. Very cool. Love your dog portraits, too.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Both art works are lovely ~ exquisite ~ glad you got your commission done ~ now enjoy the weekend ^_^ ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your howling wolf portrait!
How cool to learn about wasp nest paper...I had never heard of it!!
It's always great learning about new materials from all the participating Paint Party Friday artists like you! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

JKW said...

OMGosh wasp nest. . . Yikes. . . I would think that would be hard to work with. Your wolf is awesome with that material. Blessings, Janet PPF

Belinda Carson said...

Oooh!! Love, love, love!!!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

great wolf lodge in MI? your work is amazing!
cheers, dana

Debbie said...

congrats on the commission work! I can see why as your work is great!

Theresa said...

Big congrats on your success! those portraits are the best!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

wow.. wonderful work. congrats on the commissions and getting your piece done just in time. I think if you have all the time you take all the time. :) HPPF.

Anne said...

Love your work Robin, how great that you are getting comissions!

Sabina said...

This wolf is amazing! Love the way he's positioned. Can't wait to see it when it's finished. Loving the pups too. The pattern in background is the perfect touch.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Such a spiritual animal, very soulful.
Congratulations on all the comissions!
My DD turned 13 in July too. :)

Karen Smithey said...

Love your commission piece! I'll bet the owner was thrilled--

Melisa said...

I love your paper pet portraits, as always, and using wasp nest paper for the wolf is such an cool idea!

Giggles said...

Wow your work is amazing!! The texture on the wolf is excellent!! But I LOVE Henry and the pit-bull!! Very impressive, good for you getting commissions and loving it!!

Hugs Giggles

Carolyn Dube said...

I am not shocked that the work keeps coming in for you- your work is amazing, unique, and very personal! That is the best use ever for wasp nest paper!!!!

Ginny said...

Your work is beautiful. You are very lucky to be able to create such wonderful pieces and the people who get to own them are very lucky as well.