Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Feeling It

Feeling It...

I've always been obsessed with texture and can often be seen running my hands along everything as I walk by. The love of texture might only be eclipsed by my love of paper. I can spend hours browsing, touching and even smelling paper. This fell in to a natural relationship with Chigirie -- creating art with hand torn, hand made, textured papers.

I am an avid supporter of rescue animals and often feel compelled to create portraits of dogs, cats, horses, owls etc. My very first hand torn paper piece was a dog portrait I created for a rescue fund raising event. This led to a steady commission base business of creating pet portraits from hand torn paper.

People are often excited when they see my work first hand as it has dimension and texture, they can not only see their pet, but feel their portrait too.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your time visiting my gallery of hand torn paper creations.

Caleb's Portrait in the Background and a photo of Zoe for the next portrait being created ......
Zoe in Hand Torn Paper
Jack in Hand Torn Paper
Sophie in hand torn paper
Ollie and Sophie in hand torn paper


Hello to my What's on your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW) and Paint Party Friday Visitors!

Here's what I'm working on this week :) A portrait of sweet little Maddie



WOYWW BLOG HOP Julia Dunnit over at Stamping Ground.
PPF PAINT PARTY FRIDAY BLOG HOP  Kristen and Eva Paint Party Friday

17 comments:

Pat Langley said...

Your portraits are great and look like fun to do, especially with torn paper. One of my favorite things also.

Winnie said...

Wow, how amazing your work is! I love your take on each of those precious pets! Such treasures I am sure for the families! One of my favorite things about WOYWW is seeing how varied everyone's art is, and how special it is. Winnie#84

Claire said...

now this is finger painting taken to the highest level - wonderful work! I love texture too, which is why I rarely buy prints of paintings!
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 38

Kim Ferguson said...

wonderful work. I have got to work on my paint phobia, not too sure about using my fingers though :-)
Kim 112

dix said...

Very cool work! I've been Noticing that more and more artists are using their fingers instead of brushes!! The more texture the better as far as I'm concerned! Thanks for sharing!

voodoo vixen said...

Your work is always so lovely and the texture is such a nice addition when it is a loved pet. Annette #9

Robin Panzer Art said...

Thanks for the nice comments :) I think I created a little confusion talking about painting with my fingers too. These photos are all of my torn paper art. I'll have to post some of my painting soon too though :)

SAMARA said...

I enjoyed reading what your particular work means to you Robin and where your love of it comes from. Very intriguing. I've been a fan since I first saw it, not really knowing how you can make your creations look SOOOOO much like a person's animal by collaging! You have a mighty gift from Spirit to be sure that you are blessing us all by when you share it. How lovely for the people that commission you. I really enjoy what you have shown here today. Thanks for that! HPPF and enjoy the weekend too! xox

Marji said...

Your portraits are amazing as ever. To do what you do with a portrait of a black dog is just amazing. Love them all.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Your work is so wonderful and all those folks who honor their animal friends with a portrait must just love you. xox

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Your work is so wonderful and all those folks who honor their animal friends with a portrait must just love you. xox

Giggles said...

As always your work is gorgeous...but don't you worry about the art getting oil stains from hands....or do you coat it with something for protection?

Hugs Giggles

Robin Panzer Art said...

Hi Giggles, Haven't had any issue with hand oils being a problem, maybe because I wash my hands so much they are always so dried out..LOL...but yes I do work with several types of protective coatings to make sure my art is Museum quality archival.

Linda said...

your beautiful art comes from such a loving place and it shows in every piece you create.

Phoenix Peacock said...

I'm loving what you do.

Francie said...

These animal portraits are fabulous!

Kim said...

always love seeing what portraits you are working on. HPPF!