Thursday, May 23, 2013

Paint Party Friday May 24th, 2013

Hello Dear Paint Party Friday Friends.  I've been busy, busy in the studio the last couple of weeks so I have bunches of work to share with you.

I create two types of commissioned art.  My main stay is my torn paper pet portraits.  It's been a fantastic year I have more work than I can fit in, which for a professional artist is a very good problem to have!  I wish I was able to work faster but the intricate work takes mucho time.   I had lots of forward progress in my art career this last couple of weeks.  I was asked if I wanted be featured by a nationally distributed art magazine for next year and was asked to join a really fabulous group of online art instructors to teach my process.   I was definitely doing happy dances!  I have several pieces to share this week.  
The other style of commission art I do is digital paintings (if you're curious about my process you can find more details here )

Torn Paper Works in Progress, both pictures are the same cow just sitting on different surfaces :

Torn Paper Cow Work In Progress

Torn Paper Cow Work In Progress
Ruby's Eye - Commission Pet Portrait in Progress
Here's a photo of the development of  an eye for one of my torn paper portraits:
  Picture 1. (Left) The created eye 2. (Middle) Checking eye I created against ruby's photo 3. The eye I created on    top of photo to check for accuracy before I move it over to the piece I'm creating...Yep it's a spot match, don't cha think? Eye Ingredients: Torn Vermillion Paper, a bit of Alcohol Inks to get the color match, White Gel for eye lights, Crystal Lacquer for that wet look.

Ruby's Nose - Commission Pet Portrait in Progress
The nose I've created from paper for Ruby's portrait next to her photograph. By George I think I've got it! I'm in the studio today working on Ruby's portrait. I finished many of the elements of her portrait but the nose has taken me several tries as she has very distinctive colors in her nose. I've tinted and colored and speckled the light brown paper you see under the pens/markers with blacks and browns and grays to match her nose but the final elements that got me to the finish line were the pink, white and silver speckled in to get that sparkly look her nose has.

Ruby in Torn Paper 3/4's complete
and Here's Ruby's pet portrait as far as I've completed her as of today.  She's coming along nicely and I should have a finished piece to show you next week.

Tallula's Portrait
Another piece I worked on and completed this week was a commissioned painting of a sweet 4 year old named Tallula 
Tallula's Portrait next to her photo

I case I haven't said so recently, I love being a full time professional artist and feel blessed and grateful to have so much work and I love that there are outlets like Paint Party Friday to share my art and to see such a fantastic variety of wonderful art.  I so appreciate your visit to my blog!!  I hope that you all are having a wonderful week and that your muses are in full creative swing!   Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in my artful adventures.   I can't wait to see what you are up to this week!   

ps. I get very excited about new followers on my blog and especially on my Facebook studio page. 

Thanks so much to Kristin and Eva at Paint Party Friday for staging this wonderful, weekly art "walk"  


Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love that this post has a wide variety of work on show to showcase your mad skills... that cow is wonderful... xx

soulbrush said...

Not only is the cow amazing! But the portrait of Ruby is quite incredible- I saw it on fb and couldn't believe it wasn't the real dog. Your skill is ascending to an even higher level of expertise and I do so wish I had one of my Snuffles- darn the husband who said no! Happy PPF dear heart. xxx

denthe said...

Wow, your art is amazing! I love that cow, and Tallulah is sooo sweet ....

Netty said...

terrific art you are showing us, you are truly blessed. Happy PPF, Annette x

Corrine at said...

I just adore your work and how you use paper to create these amazing animal portraits. Glad your world as a full time artist is so packed and making you happy. Happy PPF

La Abela said...

Buenisimos their work, I like the cow, puppy in progress and I LOVE THE PORTRAIT OF GIRL! . Saludos

Helen Campbell said...

You are soaring, Robin! Congrats on your "forward progress". I can't wait to hear more about it.
The cow is amazing! I just adore your torn paper paintings.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Linda said...

huge congrats on all your artistic happenings! Your paper portraits are the best I have ever seen-just awesome! And thank you for sharing a bit of how you start working on the features-fascinating. Happy PPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

You are so talented!
Congratulations on your commissions!!
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

Giggles said...

You amaze me! You are so prolific!!I am thrilled you are being offered these opportunities...much deserved!! Well done!!

Hugs Giggles

ike said...

Such a cool Cow :-) I am so glad you are doing so well !! :-D
Happy PPF

IKE x #23

Jessica Sporn said...

wow - it is amazing to see how you create these beautiful works... Happy PPF weekend! said...

I am totally in live with your cow portrait!! You have such an eye for capturing the character of animals, no wonder you have so many commissions and you are gaining a well deserved reputation:) You will have to let us know when your online class is available, that's great news! HPPF

JKW said...

Your torn paper art is beyond me. I love it. Ruby is coming along terrifically. Blessings, Janet PPF

Kim said...

Love the Tallulla portrait! HPPF!