Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 30, 2012 Paint Party Friday - Ollie

It's kind of hard to believe that it's the last day of November already.  I can't really say the month flew by because it didn't for me.  My hubby was in Brazil for the entire month and it made the days seem ever so long to have him gone.

The best part of the month though was working on my current pet portrait commission Ollie.  I showed you a sneak peek of the fabulous, fibrous paper I found to create him with and my wonderful client was okay with me posting early pictures of the project here to share with you all, she's a fellow PPF-er.

Here he is.  He's about 90% complete, he still needs some more straggly chin fur and I'm not finished shading his eye wells yet but he is coming along quite nicely.  The very, very best part though, of my whole month was my clients response

absolutely fricking AMAZING!!!!! I love him!!!!!!!!!!! Robin he is magnificent! super hugs, thanks & "admiration"

Now I don't know about you but for me, as an artist, I live for this kind of response.  I've re-read the email a half a dozen times and walk away with a big smile every time. It was worth all of the extra hours upon hours I've spent fussing to get him just right.




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Here are 3 paintings I sold over the Holiday weekend, I guess it was a popular weekend for horses!

Tang Dynasty Pottery Horse Painting 12 X 16 Acrylic and Ink 

Piaso's Storm 18 X 24 Acrylic and Ink

Snowy 12 X 12 Mixed Media
I can't wait to see what you all have been creating this week! Happy PPF!  Thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting this fabulous hop over at Paint Party Friday!  Thanks to you all for stopping by and checking out what I've been up to!

30 comments:

Theresa Plas said...

Wonderful! The likeness is extraordinary and I bet the texture is incredible. Love the horses too...especially "Snowy"...thinking I've seen her on interest?

Nic McLean said...

It looks just like him, no wonder she was so delighted!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Your client's response ROCKS! And so does your portrait of Ollie! Absolutely amazing!!
Congratulations on selling 3 of your paintings, too!!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Netty said...

congratulations on your sales. Your torn paper portrait of the dear little dog is totally amazing, loving all the textures. Happy PPF, Annette x

Helen Campbell said...

Ollie is looking fabulous! No wonder your client is delighted!
Congrats on the sales, Robin!

Linda said...

Congrats on your recent sales! Your Ollie is fabulous!!! Hope hubby is back home or will be very soon- a month's a long time. Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

Congrats on the sales Robin. Excellent job. You rock!

Laurie said...

beautiful, I just new the dog would turn out amazing and I was right, you do such beautiful work! What an inspiration

kristin maynes said...

You are so talented! I love your dog portraits!!! I have a little pup that might need a nice portrait someday. :) Happy PPF!

Jessica Sporn said...

I agree with your client 100%. Amazing! And the horses are fantastic too! Happy PPF!

Debbie said...

The texture on the Ollie portrait is amazing. It looks so soft and realistic. Great work!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Ollie is fabulous! The horses too. I especially like the first one. Happy PPF

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I repeat, "ABSOLUTELTY FRICKING AMAZING" Yep, ROBIN, THAT IS YOU TOO!!!!
super hugs & cheers!!!
dana

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I repeat, "ABSOLUTELTY FRICKING AMAZING" Yep, ROBIN, THAT IS YOU TOO!!!!
super hugs & cheers!!!
dana

Pat said...

Ollie is superb! Well done :) xx

Deanna said...

Wow! That is amazing! You should be very proud, it's beautiful!

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

What an amazing technique you have and the fiberous paper gives that wonderful shaggy look to Ollies fur. Great work, no wonder your client was so pleased!

Debbie said...

your work is amazing! I would love to hear about your process sometime. great job! (btw, I'm a new follower and hope you'll follow me too!)

Anne Manda said...

Congrats on the sales, beautiful horses - my fave is the white horse, but they are all great! Ollie is just superwonderful, no wonder your client is happy! :)

Terri Morse said...

Robin, you are an incredibly gifted artist! Your pet portraits are so realistic, I feel like I want to reach out and pet them! You've captured the sweetness of Ollie in his eyes, and his scraggly fur is beautiful. Masterful work! Hugs, Terri

shedreamsofthesea said...

Hi Robin, your work is truly amazing, you've captured the spirit of Ollie and the others so wonderfully! Beautiful! (and yes you have my permission, thanks for asking)
Julie

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Wow.. she is absolutely right. its all she said. as are the horses you did. Never heard of this kind of Art before but its amazing. HPPF

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Adorable! Love the "fluffyness" (is that a real word or did I just make it up? :) ) Congratulations on the sales.

Denise Mulligan said...

These are fabulous, I love the cute textured dog he is adorable. You have amazing style.

missy k said...

I can totally see why your client gave you this response.... your work is amazing!

Your horses are stunning - I especially love the white one.

Karenx

wednesday said...

Each time I see one of your portraits, I am just amazed at what you can do with torn paper. It's fabulous.
Congrats on all the sales too! Nice way to kick off the holiday season.

Introverted Art said...

Robin, this puppy looks so cute!!

Ayala Art said...

Your dog turned out terrific!!! And congrats on the horse art, beautiful

Karen Smithey said...

I agree with your friend--amazing! Really gorgeous!

JKW said...

Great Great Great paintings. Blessings, Janet PPF