Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Paint Party Friday April 12th, 2013

Thanks for stopping by for Paint Party Friday!   I'm always so happy to visit with my PPF friends to see what wonderful art is being created and I receive great joy sharing what's on my studio table for the week with you all.


Here is a commission I completed recently, it was 4 pieces for a gallery in Pittsburgh that sells my custom torn paper pet portraits to their clients.  They specialize in framing so they purchase from me and then sell to their client a lovely framed finished product.

I'm having a contest on my Facebook Studio page to choose a background for my newest piece.  Come check it out. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robin-Panzer-Art-Studio-33/231107300246708  Random winner will receive a set of 4 X 6 Postcard prints.







I feel blessed and fortunate that my torn paper pet portraits have become so popular.  I've completely booked for 2013 here are some of the pups I'll be working on throughout the year 
I have a few more to add to the photo log here for a total of 17 commissions to complete in 2013.   The top row is complete.  Right now I'm working on Jack 



The first thing I create when doing a pet portrait are the pets eyes and nose. I think accuracy in this area is so important to capturing your pet's personality and even more important when creating pop art style pets. Here I'm working on Jack's eyes and nose. You can see in the second photo when they are done and sitting toward the bottom of the portrait that they don't look like much of anything. To see if I've gotten them just right I set them on top of the photo, if they blend seamlessly then I am ready to add them to the torn paper portrait I am creating. After an hour and half I'm very pleased with the results of the eyes and nose I created for Jack they blend well when placed on the photo for comparison YAY!

Thanks for stopping by to pay a visit for Paint Party Friday!  I can't wait to see what you are up to!  

27 comments:

Marji said...

Wow, you have been really busy! They all are marvelous. I especially love those last two. Such fun to visit here and see all those happy faces.

Netty said...

am not surprised you are booked out for the rest of the year, these pictures are so fabulous. Happy PPF,
Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

JKW said...

I am a puppy person and your art work never ceases to amaze me. Beautiful. Blessings, Janet

Ayala Art said...

So adorable! Great backgrounds too!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

fantastic work! You do these collages so well and I love the backgrounds, no wonder you have so many commissions

Giggles said...

Your work and style is truly amazing! All so beautiful!! As are those puppies...love them all! Smart to only take what you know you can do!

Hugs Giggles

Tracey Fletcher King said...

loved seeing a glimpse into your method and those faces all look adorable and sure you will enjoy working on each and every one of them...xx

Deanna said...

What adorable little pups! Your work always amazes me. I typically start with the eyes also, it's the window to the soul and you capture them beautifully.

Anne Manda said...

What wonderful characters you get to work with! Your new portraits are so superawesome, love the new backgrounds too! <3

Helen Campbell said...

How fabulous you are in such demand, Robin, although not too surprising. You have a gift of capturing the personality of your pet subjects. They are all so adorable!

peggy gatto said...

i would love to create my doggie's picture like your paintings. they inspire me to try!
wonderful art!!!

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

They look incredibly real from. Wonderful!
Happy PPF and hugs
Erika

Linda said...

Each time I visit I am taken aback by these gorgeous, intricate portraits!! Congrats on all your commissions and happy PPF!

ike said...

Oh - how COZMIC :-D These are adorable and what a fabulous technique !! Superb. I am so glad you have a lot of commissions to do... that will keep you out of trouble LoL... so pleased they are popular and well deserved. :-)
IKE x

Gloria said...

you are so amazing with your dog portraits, a love of them really shows!

Dianne said...

your pet portraits are so adorable and really do capture the personality of these pets! Congrats on the sales and commissions!

Tam Hess said...

They are amazing! Such cuties :) Great work and kinda fun being that busy! Happy PPF!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

These are amazing dog portraits! They are so lifelike. Happy PPF. xox

SAMARA said...

what a fantastic gift you have doing this. i've never heard of it before and it is gorgeous! happy PPF, lovies Samara

Jessica Sporn said...

These amaze me. The owners must just be overjoyed. Happy PPF!

Maria said...

Really sweet puppy. when I was little I had a puppy like that but he passed away in a terrible car accident. I will never forget that day. anyhow, really special and beautiful work!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I love your pet portraits and it is interesting to me that you start with eyes and noses. Great idea.
Nicole/Beadwright

bellefrogworks said...

I love collage type work - you inspire me with those portraits. I have tried that with my own Boston Terrier - without too much success yet. I guess I should glue the paper on a canvas and not directly on the dog (LOL) Really - I am not surprised that you are completely booked for the year - your portraits are fabulous - thanks for sharing a bit of your technique. HPPF

JoyCorcoran said...

Thanks for showing us some of the process for you amazing portraits. I know you'll have a great year -- the pet owners will be so delighted to have their little friends so beautifully captured. Great work!

Rita said...

Wow, these are so good! I can see why you are so booked!
Rita

paper yum said...

Holy cow are you prolific! These are incredible, great PPF post. I love the torn paper ones, it's amazing to see that technique pushed to the limit.

Thanks for coming through my blog also!

Kim said...

Always fabulous, I always love how you capture the spirit of each one. HPPF!