Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Great Gates- Elizabethan Gardens

WOW, am I waaaay behind!  I didn't realize how long it's been since I posted any of my new work!!!
So, I'll be catching up over the next few days.  I was really busy this summer getting ready for my featured show, so I have a lot of new work.  I've also been experimenting a little with some abstract, or "expressionistic", work.  I can't wait to share!  (If you want o keep up to date on my work in process, I post a lot of it on instagram:  @christyrobinsonpillow)

The above scene was for the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, NC.  It's a beautiful garden and I love how the dappled light fell in this picture.

14" x 11"
acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Show- Opening Reception this Friday!

Please join me this Friday, June 27th, from 6-9 pm for my opening Final Friday reception at the 
Cary Gallery of Artists in downtown Cary! 
16 paintings of scenes in North Carolina are in my show, "Across the Old North State", with 9 of them brand new and have never been exhibited!  The show will be on display until July 22nd.

I will also be demonstrating on Saturday, June 28th, from 11-noon during our monthly 
"Coffee with the Artists"~ all are welcome to attend!

I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Birthday Commission

My sister-in-law Nancy had me paint this as a special birthday present for one of her friends.  Such a thoughtful gift- I hope she enjoys it!

8" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Beltie Bottoms

Here's the other one!  I just loved the composition of this!  They are so stinkin' cute~  

24" x 24"
acrylic on deep canvas

Monday, May 5, 2014

Beltie Facetime

More belties!  (Calloway cows, oreo cows, etc!)  I had actually started this painting about 2 years ago as a set of 3 the same size.  I finished the "Brown Beltie" a while back, and got on a roll recently with the other 2.  Here's the first one.  Of course, all the photos were taken at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, NC.  

24" x 24"
acrylic on deep canvas

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Looking Up

I love my chickadees!  Talk about stalking~ they don't even fly away now when I refill the bird feeder because they're so used to me... I snapped a shot of this little fellow in late winter/early spring of this year, before our cherry tree had bloomed.  Maybe I'll get some baby pics again this year???

6" x 6"
acrylic on deep canvas

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Red Coneflower

So, while I was painting my step-mom's flowers, I decided to paint a single blossom too!  I love the contrast of the turquoise and red!

10" x 10"
acrylic on canvas

Friday, May 2, 2014

Red Coneflowers

I painted this as a gift for my step-mom's 60th birthday a few months ago!  I haven't painted any new coneflowers in a few years, and I always painted pink ones, so this was fun painting a red variety!
Happy Birthday Debbie!

10" x 8"
acrylic on canvas

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Shell Seeker

The "stalk-a-razzi" strikes again!  This little girl was playing in front of us last summer and I knew I just HAD to paint that tutu!

8" x 8"
acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Prisoner

I REALLY have a lot of catching up to do!  This was a recent commissioned piece for a favorite bottle of wine.  I'm very pleased with how it turned out, plus I got to keep the wine!  ;o)

11" x 14"
acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Catching Up and Fused Glass!

Second Project- playing with reactive glass
Sushi Plate and Bowl

I realized this past week that I haven't been keeping my website updated.  This has been one LOOOONNNGGG winter!  I haven't painted as much as usual, or as much as I'd like to, but I have been taking some glass fusing classes, which I LOVE!!!  I'm so obsessed and totally ready to buy a kiln; however, my husband thinks we need to clean out the garage first, or something silly like that...whatever!

During my first class at Carolina Stained Glass in Durham, NC, we learned some basics.  Cutting, kiln temps, different ways to paint on fused glass, etc.  Below are some projects from the class.


First project- full fused (flower) and tack fused

I had seen some similar colors used with silver foil that created a cool reaction.
 We're not allowed to use silver because it contaminates the kiln,
so I played with some dicrotic glass (the silvery blue) to create a similar look

Jimmy Fallon's late night show set background was the inspiration for this pattern!

Loved doing this basketweave!  It was a little more advanced than what
 we were doing in class, but they let me do it anyway!  :o)

Playing with some leftover glass

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Painted for the Girls!

I painted these bottle lamps and glass block lamps for 4 of my nieces for Christmas this year.  I love how fun and colorful they came out!  I hadn't painted on the glass block before, but really enjoyed it- a little easier than the curved surface of the bottles!  :o)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Reflections Gallery at Wake Med Cary Hospital

Happy New Year!  

Thank you to my friends, family, fans, and clients for all your continued support over the past year!  I'm looking forward to a fabulous 2014 and wish everyone a year full of blessings and hope!

2 of my paintings, "Chief" and "Tropical Cottage"were recently juried in to the Reflections Gallery at Wake Med Cary Hospital.  Made possible through a partnership with Cary Visual Art and a donation by the friends and family of Sandy Lappin, the Reflections Gallery features approximately 10 artists that rotate on a quarterly basis.

My showing will run from January 3rd through April 1st.  The gallery is open to visitors and patients. 

                                  "Chief"                                             "Tropical Cottage"