Saturday, November 17, 2012

"The Star" Paper Painting


Each year I create a small piece specifically for a new

 Christmas card. This year I feel especially grateful for

 my blessings and wanted to reflect the Joy that I feel at

 this holiday season w/ the Star that shown to proclaim

 Christ's birth, as seen from here in the Western Hemisphere.



 6x6 inches on wood panel

Monday, October 8, 2012

Snow White and Rose Red, 18x24" Colored pencil/ink

The Grimm Brother's Fairy Tale of Snow White and Rose Red has always been one of my favorites. Read it again if you get the chance, and perhaps my illustration will linger in your mind as you do.....

Thursday, August 30, 2012

"Robin Bird" Paper Painting 7x14 inch canvas



While tradition would have a beautiful, dainty Canary singing in this cage, my favorite bird is the Robin, especially the young, fluffy, awkward ones. Their song makes me feel like I'm home wherever I live at the moment. Of course the cage stays open, it's hard to sing without freedom!  

Monday, August 27, 2012

Phases of a Work in Progress

 1st Phase

2nd Phase

 Making it up as I go along. So fun and freeing to just draw and paper without all the planning for once! 
Maybe I'll do this more often. What do you think?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Paper Painting, "Good Scents", 11x14 inch


  This piece started as a still life with these beautiful, cut glass, perfume bottles and evolved from there. The mirror belonged to my husbands Nana and fit in perfectly with the decidedly "girly" feeling. I love taking snippets of a woman's life, enlarging them, and taking time to develop a mood and texture to express that moment. Hmmmm... I can smell the perfume....

Saturday, June 9, 2012

"Ladybug" Latest Paper Painting


Can you see her? 6x6 inch on cradled birch panel

Monday, April 23, 2012

"Early Spring Sunshine" 6x6 inch paper painting


 I was asked to create something bright, cheerful and feminine for a birthday card and you don't get much more cheerful than the early spring sun peeking through to warm the earth and make the apple blossoms pop! Prints are available now at http://1-robin-birrell.artistwebsites.com/index.html

Monday, April 16, 2012

"Unfeeling Fishes", 12x12 inch, Collage on Wood Panel


I love the "Huh, look at the ship in trouble." expression on these ladies faces! I guess they really are cold fish! I finished the sides around the mermaids with an undersea silhouette cut from hand painted paper laid over a metallic paint base.

Here's a close up of the border. Prints will be available along with one of "Fantasy Gardening"on http://1-robin-birrell.artistwebsites.com in about a week. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

In progress...


    Much darker color scheme and overall "feel" than I usually paint but I've been feeling the desire to illustrate more lately as well as collage, and I like the way these ladies tell a story. Yes, this is all paper w/ a previous colored pencil drawing of mermaids on tracing paper cut and applied. I'll repost when it's finished!

Friday, March 30, 2012

She's Finished! 12x18 paper painting



This is total fantasy gardening. I do realize that these plants don't all bloom at the same time and gowns are not very practical when pruning, but this was so much fun to imagine and paint!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Website for Selected Prints Now Available!

 You can now go to http://1-robin-birrell.artistwebsites.com/index.html to view select prints that are available for purchase! Fineartamerica.com uses only quality images provided by me to create a variety of sizes and products from my original works. You'll be able to see every piece of paper I used in your print! Over a dozen available and more to come. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Work in progress, Paper painting

Very excited to be working on a new piece in the Art Nouveau style (again). Check out the "Mucha" locks! So much fun but such tiny pieces! Stay tuned :D