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!