Thursday, November 8, 2012

Paint Party Friday November 9th 2012

I swear this year is flying by at the speed of light!

I just adore Paint Party Friday and it seems like it sneaks up so quickly each week!

This Friday I'm deep in a Chigirie (Torn Paper) Pet Portrait Commission but not ready to show photos just yet except for this one of the awesome paper I am using to create Ollie's (my client's Golden Doodle) unruly fur!


Next week I should have pictures of Ollie to share with you all.

In between  waiting times for layers of paper and drying gel medium, I created this minimalist blue bunny painting because I've had a thing for bunnies lately.



Also, I'm not sure if I shared this torn paper portrait of Marilyn I'm working on.  I've only done her eyes, nose and lips in torn paper so far but she's my first torn paper person portrait (versus animals which I do loads of)  and I'm excited that I was able to capture her eyes and lips in torn paper.


I won't be able to get back to working on her till January because I had  6 Doggy and 3 Kitty pet portrait commissions come in today...HOLY SMOKES!  I'm overwhelmed with excitement that I've become so busy with my art commissions.  I hope my eyes hold up to the task!  They are such an adorable bunch of animals, I can't wait to share them all with you over the next few months!

Thanks so much for stopping by for Paint Party Friday and thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting such a fabulous hop!  I can't wait to see what you are creating this week!


32 comments:

JKW said...

Marilyn is terrific, she was always my fave and you have caught her precisely. Love blue bunny. Blessings, Janet PPF

Gloria said...

I like Ollie.:) Marilyn always was a favorite of mine and you've captured her beautifully. Thanks, Happy PPF!

Catherine Constance said...

Look forward to seeing Ollie finished...Marilyn looks fabulous :)

Lynn Cohen said...

I love your wonderfully created animals...adoring bull, priceless dogs, congrats on all those commissions!

Pointy Pix said...

Congrats with all those commissions rolling in! Marilyn looks great!

Carolyn Dube said...

You've captured Marilyn fantastically so far! How wonderful that she will have to wait because you are so busy with commissions! Happy PPF!

denthe said...

Oh, that bunny is so cute! Great work with the torn paper, looking forward to seeing Ollie finished.

Anne Manda said...

Marilyn is fabulous! The paper for Ollie looks indeed awesome and love the flowing minimal line of the bunny! HPPF!

Laurie said...

Ollie is a beauty and I can't wait to see the reveal! I love coming here, your work is just so cool, so interesting,

Jessica Sporn said...

Congrats on all your commissions. No surprise -- your portraits are amazing. Happy PPF!

Molly said...

I am completely intrigued by the torn paper work you do. i can't wait to see more of ollie!

Ayala Art said...

That paper is perfect for the dog's texture! It will look awesome! Thanks for showing us the rest of the artwork WIPs ♥

Susan said...

You have us all intriqued. Can't wait to see your latest dog portrait and congratulations on the commissions. Happy PPF

soulbrush said...

Fantastic news about the new commissions, you go girl go! Happy PPF.

Faye said...

Great sketches, and I just love your header! Looking forward to seeing the new torn paper art. Congrats on all those commissions. How wonderful for you.

Netty said...

wow your portrait is already looking wonderful, you are so talented. Happy PPF, Annette x

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

awesomely AWESOME of course! he is a personality!
can't wait!
cheers, dana

Mary C. Nasser said...

What perfect paper for Ollie's fur!!
I agree...this year is absolutely flying by!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Congrats on your busy schedule of commission work - Yay! Love the choice for that fur. Can't wait to see that one progress. Love your new header photo!! Happy PPF

Christine said...

lovely pieces this week! I love your header work too!

Linda said...

congrats on your commissions-your art is just fabulous!!!

wednesday said...

Congrats on all your commissions. Can't wait to see them all. Your gift for capturing the perfect likeness is amazing.

Alicia C said...

How is it that i have gone by all this time w/o knowing about this awesome 'painting' art technique? Love it & what you do with it

peggy gatto said...

I can't wait to see! I started 1 of our dog 1 year ago and got stuck!!!! Maybe you will be my catalyst!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh I like all the torn paper work you do. I can't wait to see more of ollie!

I am just a beginner in painting -sometimes since I developed Art Journaling I try it -- and I adore Mixed Media Portraits .. I began to use torn bookpages in my faces....
but I always use to much paint over the torm little pieces, so it is not real good to see at the end.. have to practise practise practise..LOL!
your style is great!
I became follower!
Happy PPF!

Gina Sismilich said...

I absolutely love Marilyn. She has always been one of my favs and you are doing a great job - congrats on the commissions - I tried to do a torn paper portrait of my Boston Terrier but didn't like the results. I think I need to tackle it again. Happy PPF

Denise Mulligan said...

Wow! You are an amazing artist, I just admire your style so much. I absolutely love the torn paper work. I see all of the dogs in the side bar and they are wonderful. That paper is just perfect for fur. I had a dog like that when I was a kid so I'm partial to scruffy fur!

Thanks for visiting my blog, have a great weekend!

Introverted Art said...

Ollie is just beautiful. :)

Kirstin McCulloch said...

Wow you portraits are amazing. I can't wait to see how Ollie turns out! I can't believe the likeness you can achieve.

Giggles said...

Wow I just love Henrie!! All your work is truly amazing!! Well done...look forward to the finished products!!

Hugs Giggles

Viola said...

What gorgoeus work! =) especially of Marilyn M! it's just as she looked like! :)

You have a lovely dog! and I'm looking forward to your animal portraits..

Your heading is very lovely! gorgeous! :)

Gloria said...

What a wonderful talent you have! The dog to be is looking exciting already. Congrats on all your commissions, too. Marilyn looks, well like Marilyn!